Steve Donnelly is fundraising to go to India to play in the blind cricket 20/20 in 2017.

Blind cricketer heading to India

10:59 AM  Hamilton cricketer in top form heading for Blind Cricket World Cup.

Flash hotels on cards

The Victoria Precinct, where it's hoped the four-star hotels will be built, is in blue on the map.

11:08 AM  Negotiations are under way for two new four-star hotels in Hamilton.

Flooding, slips possible

11:27 AM  MetService warns conditions could turn nasty as the front brings 20mm to 40mm of rain on Sunday.

'He was big, strong and humble' video

A Hamilton boxing community is recovering after the shock death of Neville Knight.

Hamilton man missing

Bik Singh has been missing since Friday.

Bik Singh, 24, was last seen in Hamilton East in a distressed state.

Cargo stranded

A 23,000 tonne shipment of palm kernel floating 4km off Mt Maunganui is barred.

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District Plan good to go

The plan has a strong focus on promoting the centre city for business and residential activities

The District plan will become partly operative before the end of the year.

Lemon curd, anyone?

Eggs, honey, oranges, tomatoes, herbs and spices - all produced at Hamilton Gardens - are made into yummy souvenirs.

Student's sex boast goes sour

More rain on the way

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Hotel negotiations under way

The Victoria Precinct, where it's hoped the four-star hotels will be built, is in blue on the map.

Negotiations are under way for two new flash hotels in Hamilton.

Warning over Facebook 'marketplace'

A Hamilton couple's experience trying to buy a bargain iPhone has left them $950 out of pocket and worried for others ...

Hamilton couple warning bargain-hunters to be wary of buying items sold through Facebook's new app offering.

A pungent pairing video

A celebration of hops and whey was held at SkyCity Hamilton on Saturday Hot Water Brewing Co brewer  Matthew Kiss is an ...

The sweaty socks stink of cheese floats through Hamilton's SkyCity atrium - it's the FermentFest.

Lemon curd, anyone?

Hamilton Gardens volunteer Jennifer Neems and business development manager Malcolm Hazelton with the lemon curd and ...

Eggs, honey, oranges, tomatoes, herbs and spices - all produced at Hamilton Gardens - are made into yummy souvenirs.

Plumber, florist, auto-technician? video

Phoebe Coers, 20, hadn't met other female plumbers before the WorldSkills national competition.

Phoebe Coers​ wanted to be a mountain biker when she was little. Now she's an apprentice plumber.

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St Peter's' domination continues

Charlisse Leger-Walker was named MVP at the national secondary schoolgirls' basketball championships.

A 68-53 defeat of Mt Albert Grammar secured back-to-back wins at the secondary schoolgirls' basketball champs for St Peter's, Cambridge.

Blind cricketer heading to India

Steve Donnelly is raising funds to go to India to play in the blind cricket 20/20 in 2017. Thomas Patterson, left, and ...

Hamilton cricketer in top form heading for Blind Cricket World Cup.

Waikato win promotion

Waikato will be in the top flight of New Zealand rugby league next year, after beating Wellington in the ...

A commanding display against Wellington in the promotion/relegation match caps off a great year.

Late penalty sets Rams back

King Country coach Daniel Alofa was left lamenting his side's draw against North Otago on Saturday.

King Country's Meads Cup chances suffer a setback after a 4-4 draw at home against North Otago.

Chiefs re-sign Hames, Pulu

Kane Hames had a remarkable rise through Super Rugby to an All Blacks test debut this year.

Prop Kane Hames and winger Toni Pulu extend their stays at the Chiefs.

opinion

Personalities can mar elections

Accusations of cheating in the exit poll marred a recent Hamilton mayoral debate.

OPINION: Keep personalities and political parties out of local body elections. Ratepayers care about policy, not backbiting.

Chesterman's finest hour

Deputy Mayor Gordon Chesterman proved himself a man of integrity when he called for the Hamilton City Council to make an ...

OPINION: Hamilton City Council has finally stepped up to do the right thing for the Kudeweh family but it took a hero to make the call, Max Christoffersen writes.

'Tennent babies' legacy

Dr Margaret "Margot" Tennent

OBITUARY: Dr Margaret Shirley Tennent, November 4, 1924 – September 2, 2016

Just make your mark

Voting has started for October's local body elections.

OPINION: Squiggling on paper is one of the most important things a human being can do, writes Narelle Henson.

Stop 'dearing' me

It all started with a lukewarm pot of tea in a cafe.

OPINION: Denise Irvine resurrects her anti-dear campaign, jolted into action by a condescending comment in a cafe.

Life & Style

Lemon curd, anyone?

Hamilton Gardens volunteer Jennifer Neems and business development manager Malcolm Hazelton with the lemon curd and ...

Eggs, honey, oranges, tomatoes, herbs and spices - all produced at Hamilton Gardens - are made into yummy souvenirs.

Flying high in Rotorua

This tourist attraction, named the best in NZ, allows you to sing and swing with the native birds.

This tourist attraction, named the best in NZ, allows you to sing and swing with the native birds.

Firms look to ditch Auckland

Hamilton is looking more attractive for businesses based in Auckland.

With increasing costs in Auckland, business owners are starting to look south to Hamilton.

'Safer speed' for Waitomo

The notorious intersection on State Highway 3 near Waitomo in 2012.

From Wednesday, the speed limit will now be 80 km/h.

Woman with albinism in epic adventure video

Shannon Cleave is not going to let low vision stop her.

Shannon Cleave has never let low vision slow her down. Now she's embarking on an epic 700km adventure.

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