Daniel Vettori has been awarded the honorary title of Ambassador of Hamilton.

Vettori awarded honorary city title

Hamilton's own king of spin, Daniel Vettori, is to be honorary Hamilton ambassador.

Te Puke fatal crash

The crash happened in the eastbound lane of SH2 as a result of a u-turn.

9 min ago  One person is dead after car and logging truck collide near Te Puke.

One person in serious condition

10:09 AM  Three people were taken to hospital after two cars crashed into each other Friday night.

Petrol 'watchdog' alert

A group which has morphed into a fuel price "watchdog" for Hamilton may have some hints this long weekend.

Police investigate trust's finances

Police are looking into the finances of a Waikato social services provider.

Proposal to help heritage owners

Heritage buildings under threat of demolition in Hamilton could be bought by the city council.

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News

Four decades and still missing

Mona Blades disappeared while hitchhiking from Hamilton to Hastings on 31 March 1975.

The day started out as a simple hitchhike to see family but would become one of New Zealand's most enduring mysteries.

Man abused as teen speaks out video

It has taken over 30 years for his predator to be brought to justice. Now he wants to help others.

Helicopter called today

Measles scare at SkyCity hotel

Business

Honda NZ threatening legal action over 2 Cheap Cars Ad

2 Cheap Cars' Honda Jazz advertisements are the subject of a legal threat by Honda New Zealand.

Honda NZ is rolling up its sleeves for a legal scrap with a second-hand car retailer - all over three letters of the alphabet.

Toy nostalgia creates business idea

Struggling to find homemade toys for her children, Angela Peckham decided to start a business.

Hamilton Party Hire co-owners Scott and Nathan Rillstone, in 2007.

The party's over for iconic business

The party is over for iconic Waikato business Hamilton Party Hire as they go into liquidation.

Sport

Cane will take his fine form to captaincy

Sam Cane is set to lead the Chiefs from the front in Liam Messam's absence.

Colossus Sam Cane will lead the Chiefs from the front against the Highlanders in Liam Messam's absence.

Stage set for Fifa U-20 tournament

Flags are at the ready and ticket punchers are on standby at Waikato Stadium.

Marcos Lopes, of Manchester City, will be Portugal's main threat on attack during the Fifa U-20 World Cup.

Starlet Lopes ready to shine for Portugal

One of world football's leading starlets is ready to dazzle at Hamilton's Waikato Stadium on Sunday.

Opinion

Don't dump life's big decisions on kids

National MP Chester Borrows signs Stratford mother Hillary Kieft's family petition seeking a change to the law that allows teenagers to have abortions without their parents' knowledge.

OPINION: There's a particularly unpopular fact of life that too many of us seem bent on ignoring these days.

A Fieldays founder dies at age 90

‘‘Without men such as Colin, the Fieldays Society and the Greater Waikato would be without our internationally recognised event and the facilities at Mystery Creek.’’ This tribute in The Waikato Times death notices from the New Zealand National Fieldays Society recognises Colin Gordge, a former society president. Colin was one of several society members who pledged their farms as collateral for a loan to buy the Mystery Creek property in 1971.

Wells as Hosking satire of the highest order

OPINION: Stormy seas of controversy threatened to breach the confines of the proverbial tea cup this week when complaints about Radio Hauraki breakfast host Jeremy Wells went beyond the usual Facebook brouhaha.  Race Relations Commissioner Susan Devoy was among those who failed to see the funny side when Wells, impersonating multimedia host  Mike Hosking, made comments that belittled and denigrated the Tangata whenua.   

Life & Style

South Africans to sing at gospel festival

Gospel group Manne wat Glo – or Men who Believe – will perform in Afrikaans in Hamilton next month.

Four South African Gospel singers are set to perform in Hamilton next month.

Top five things to do this weekend

What's on over the long weekend? Check out this week's top picks.

Hannah Stechman and Connor Hamilton are two weeks away from having a place (the pad behind them) to call their own.

First home: 'Start small' video

They're in their early 20s. She's a hairdresser, he's a builder, and they're weeks away from owning their first home.

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