Wristbands anger liquor vendors

'It's a complete mess and it's unnecessary'

Boutique liquor sellers are angry that a new clause requires patrons to wear wristbands and receive stamps before tasting alcohol at events.
Andrea Loggia

Facelift for CBD offices

Demand for higher quality office space prompts developers to upgrade buildings around the CBD.

Hamilton streets in darkness

Most Hamilton streets are in darkness after a signal plant fault meant street lights were not turned on.

Alarm raised over vote

voting Family horrified that a relative with the intellectual age of a 2-year-old will be aided at the ballot box by a carer

Vilagrad wins gold for wine

Waikato wine-maker Vilagrad has won a hard-earned gold for its Pinot Gris.

Does working make you happy?

Research finds full-time work makes for more unhappiness in retirees.

Lacrosse girls take nationals

Waikato Under 15 Women’s Lacrosse team Waikato's Under 15 Women's lacrosse team dominated the New Zealand Nationals over the weekend.

Bike shop targeted

A Hamilton City retailer is fed-up after three consecutive weekends of break-ins have left him without $5000 in stock, and down thousands more in repairs.

Wristband rule angers liquor vendors

A mouse wheel and a cello

Richard Briggs

HCC announces new CEO

Hamilton City Council's new chief executive has been chosen from within.

Global Mode enjoys spinoffs

Advertising bans have seen ISP provider Global Mode's exponential growth rise significantly.

NZ-registered firm in money 'spin cycle'

New Zealand shell companies may have played a part in the biggest money-laundering operation in eastern Europe.

What about the whisky?

The Hobbit boosts Waikato's tourism growth

Red tape

Port clears hurdle

Hamilton's planned $3.3 billion transport hub has jumped its biggest regulatory hurdle.

Sport
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Rhino ready to charge at Rio

Simon van Velthooven Simon van Velthooven's Japanese adventure is at an end, with his focus turning to the black skinsuit and Olympic gold medals.

Knees of Fury for Kiwi fighters

International fighters are set to descend on Hamilton to take on some of NZ's most promising martial artists.

Knights on the verge

Defensive duo join WaiBop

Joseph Parker

Parker's aiming for top 10

Joseph Parker will headline the Fight for Life in Hamilton in December, a fight that could propel him into the top 10 of the world rankings.

Growth brings opportunity

After repelling a resurgence by Counties-Manukau at the weekend to keep their ITM Cup Premiership playoff hopes alive, Waikato will be determined to beat Auckland - just ahead of them in the rankings - early next month.

The mass medication battle

Recent political controversy indicates we rightly expect high standards of performance from our parliamentarians.

Comply, don't provoke

Do nothing, no change

Ballot box

See how much changes when people do nothing

You know what Hamilton, you win - don't vote, see what happens. See how much changes when good people do nothing.

Angry driver takes car back

Motorist incensed with a having his car towed jumps into it, reverses off a tow truck and drives it away. Motorist incensed with a having his car towed jumps into it, reverses off a tow truck and drives it away.

$1m parking spaces

New York property developer offering the uber-wealthy the opportunity to buy a condo parking spot for a cool US$1m.

Max-scooter, mini-price

Turbocharger v supercharger

The movie is still 18 months away but the teasing continues around what the new Batmobile will look like.

Batmobile tease

The movie is still 18 months away but the teasing continues around what the new Batmobile will look like.

Life & Style
Arts  |  Fashion  |  People  |  Food

Thinking about a kinder world

Holding hands Every time you act, you are voting for the kind of world you want.

Vintage reads: The Call of the Wild

Melissa Goode of Hamilton City Libraries heads to the Yukon in a classic tale.

Much to tempt art lovers

The Raffas are back

	 Emma Sinclair

Food bag idea takes off

Emma Sinclair has brought a culinary idea from her native Sweden to the Waikato.

Live blog: The Amazing Race

Amazing Race After the surprise elimination of Kiwi front-runners Johnny and Muzza, who will depart tonight?

Film fest closes with a whimper

The Toronto crowd crowned The Imitation Crowd king, but that film alone cannot overcome the current movie malaise.

Acting out the news

Mockingjay trailer excites

william shatner

Two kinds of Shatner

Did you know there are two kinds of William Shatner? "Shatner" - the brash Hollywood actor and "Bill".

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