A motorist turns left into Raynes Road, holding up south-bound traffic on State Highway 3. New Zealand Transport Agency will study the layout of the intersection following a safety upgrade.

NZTA to examine intersection

4:52 PM  Changes to a busy state highway intersection south of Hamilton has been labelled a "botch-up" by some road users.

'Fake' doctor named

Hamilton City councillor Dave Macpherson may have breached a suppression order

4:59 PM  A Hamilton councillor may have broken the suppression order

Kiwis defend national anthem

Olympians, singers and sports stars have defended New Zealand's "spine-tingling" national anthem.

Tokoroa man dies in crash name

4:58 PM  Victim of crash with logging truck near Rotorua named.

First autism support service

4:50 PM  A support service for people living with autism is now available in the Waikato

Big school changesĀ 

Shakeup could see schools deciding their opening hours, and one principal running several schools.

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From Murupara to Microsoft

Barrie Sheers, originally from Murupara, is now managing director of Microsoft New Zealand.

19 min ago  Ex pat earns first New Zealand job, 30 years after leaving on his big OE.

Gridiron coach off to learn from the best

6:06 PM  A Hamilton gridiron coach is about to fulfill his coaching dream in the United States, where the game began.

Mural honours 50th Vietnam anniversary

Dairy robbers get jail

Business

Waikato region facing $1 billion loss under a $4 payout

Ag First Agricultural consultant Phil Journeaux says the regions will feel the impact of a predicted fall in payout when Fonterra reviews its forecast on August 7.

12 min ago  AgFirst's annual financial survey has a grim outlook for the Waikato.

New rules could bring 'cowboy' contractors to Hamilton

New insulation rules for tenanted properties will bring out "cowboy" contractors looking to make a quick buck, says rental agency.

Barrie Sheers, originally from Murupara, is now managing director of Microsoft New Zealand.

From Murupara to Microsoft

17 min ago  Ex pat earns first New Zealand job, 30 years after leaving on his big OE.

Sport

Gridiron coach off to learn from the best

290715.News. Photo:Peter Drury/Fairfax NZ.  
Coach Willy Munro, centre with players  Kyle Soti,left and Reubin Leask,,right.
 Willy Munro will leave for the United States on August 10 to take up a position as assistant coach at Kenyon College in Ohio.

6:06 PM  A Hamilton gridiron coach is about to fulfill his coaching dream in the United States, where the game began.

Teen claims top title

Rising Waikato star Brooke Hamilton sunk a clutch putt to win a tournament in the US.

Pondarosa Miss is eyeing the world-famous Melbourne Cup later this year.

Pondarosa's Melbourne path beings

5:19 PM  A bigger, stronger Pondarosa Miss stepped out at Te Awamutu for an exhibition gallop.

Opinion

Morality, religion and what we teach our children

bible

OPINION: Do we really need religion to teach children what is right and wrong?

Waikato Maori to be congratulated

OPINION: Waikato Tainui are finally making the dream of the first two Maori kings a reality.

Market-watchers now see the Australian dollar slipping below US76¢ in coming days or weeks, and then towards US75¢ as divergent monetary policies and growth patterns between the US and Australia drive investor capital away from the Aussie towards the greenback.

GST import threshold could drop

Could New Zealand's GST import rules be up for change if our Australian counterparts change their rules?

Life & Style

New pop-up shop in Centre Place

Pop up shop StyleXLab -  Toni Marie (artist and designer) has created a temporary store in Centre Place to see what the market is like. 
Hamilton

Deanna Bayley finds a great little pop-up shop in Centre Place. She quizzed owner Tonimarie Hood on her plans for Hamilton.

Band competition excites

Cambridge school bands are ready to rock.

About $12m will be spent on cycling initiatives in Hamilton over the next decade.

City kids shun bikes for car comfort

Hamilton kids are ditching their bikes in favour of a car ride to school, and it's causing traffic headaches across the city.

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