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Call to end king's reign

Korotangi Paki Ngapuhi leader calls for end of Maori royalty after King's son let off drink-driving and theft charges.

Gambling habit fuels robberies

Pokie Machines A Hamilton man robbed a bank and Subway restaurant so he could feed his gambling habit.

New recycling centre rubbished

Rubbish The South Waikato District Council has dumped a plan to establish a recycling centre.

Theatre deadline

Clarence St Theatre Arts body has three months to firm up a proposal to transform Clarence Street Theatre into a performing arts centre.

Man admits causing death

Boboy Leo Kenny Man admits crashing car while drunk, killing his female passenger.

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Water debate must be open

tdn water strap Hamilton really city councillors should chat with their counterparts in other areas that have dealt with water-supply issues.

The problem with being Julie

The new look City Council has lurched to the right but, like America's Tea Party, they still don't have a majority, writes Paul Barlow.

Leo, fancy bumping into you here

Same old faces on Waikato DHB

HCC election: The complaints

Candidates asking voters not to back them among the gripes.

Snapper cutbacks 'unfair'

Recreational anglers pan Government decision to cut bag limits in NZ's most prized snapper fishery.

Snapper quota

Recreational fishers will now be able to catch seven snapper a day, after the Govt abandoned plans to slash the quota to three.

Shearer's snapper stunt

Snapper backdown?

Baby snapper selling overseas

On a good day the view from Brian Hart's workplace is hard to beat.

Excel initiative opens in Rotorua

Education Minister Hekia Parata visited Rotorua Primary School last week for the official launch of the Excel Rotorua education initiative.

Candidates vent on burning issues

In our Q&A series in the run-up to the local elections we asked the five mayoral candidates: What is the number one concern you are hearing from voters, and how do you plan to address it?

Mayors-in-waiting make pitches

$2m visitor subsidy paid

Psychic upset at charlatans

She knew the question was coming of course.