Some beggars stay in a seated position, the local business association said, but they're worried about the ones who ...

Pushy beggars irk shop owners

Hamilton East businesses are fed up with beggars who approach cars and cafe customers and loiter around money machines.

Body in lake trial 

Cory Scott Jefferies pleaded not guilty to murdering Kim Louise Richmond. The trial begins on Monday.

Cory Scott Jefferies in dock on Monday at the Hamilton High Court accused of murdering his partner.

Feeling the heat on the power bill

Family of five, including three preschoolers, incur a $500 power bill after a chilly June.

Two scoop 1st division

One of them bought the winning ticket at Take Note Dinsdale, scooping up a cool half mil.

Thomas Rd crash victim named

The man who died at a north Hamilton intersection was Jayden Peter Braniff, 23.

Spark salesman's fraud

Saleman's $50k phone fraud causes Spark to review all its processes.

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Breaking Bread: The baking backlash video

Gluten-free bread requires exact measurements of exotic ingredients not found in regular bread.

5:00 AM  For many, bread has changed from being the staff of life to a dietary enemy.

Breaking Bread: Flour Power video

5:00 AM  Its bread at its humblest, cheapest, plainest - and most popular. So is the $1 loaf really a bargain?

Attempted robbery at Hamilton dairy

Woman fights off attacker

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Pushy beggars irk shop owners

Some beggars stay in a seated position, the local business association said, but they're worried about the ones who ...

Hamilton East businesses are fed up with beggars who approach cars and cafe customers and loiter around money machines.

Begging to become a bolthole

The Westhaven Lodge straddles a ridge, giving all round views.

Luxury lodge near Farewell Spit with huge $24m price tag likely to be snapped up by overseas millionaire.

KiwiBuild quantity but not quality

Robyn MacPherson wants quality houses built as Kiwibuild focuses on quick builds.

Century-old building methods could be the key to constructing homes in New Zealand.

Dairy outlook positive

AgFirst economist Phil Journeaux says last season was a season of two halves for Waikato dairy farmers.

It should be a profitable season for Waikato and Bay of Plenty dairy farmers.

Troubled Smiths City takes stock 100 years on

Shirley Brown is the eldest Granddaughter of Smiths City Founder Henry Cooper Smith. Her father was Ron Smith, one of ...

Smiths is celebrating 100 years of a retail business that nearly sunk in the 1990s and is evaluating its relevance for shoppers beyond 2018.

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Title wait goes on for Cooper

Chiefs coach Colin Cooper came up short in the Super Rugby playoffs once again, but can take heart out of what his team ...

It's now a sixth visit to the Super Rugby playoffs and still no reward, but new Chiefs coach can be heartened.

Taurua only option for Ferns

Noeline Taurua's coaching record speaks for itself. She is the clear choice for the next Silver Ferns coach.

OPINION: Netball NZ has the chance to nab Noeline Taurua second time around. It can't muck this up, writes Brendon Egan.

Chiefs left to rue missed chances video

The Chiefs were left feeling the hurt at fulltime in their Super Rugby quarterfinal loss to the Hurricanes in Wellington ...

Opportunities there to put heat on the Hurricanes, but Chiefs leave their run too late in quarterfinal.

Student's success in basketball

Ella Bradley, right, playing for the New Zealand U17 basketball team, against China, at the FIBA Asia Cup in October, ...

Ella Bradley will be part of a New Zealand basketball team to compete at the FIBA World Cup in Belarus.

Thrills and spills of racing

Martyn Todd is looking to continue his results on the track in the super star class over the summer months.

Reaching speeds over 200kmh is not for the faint-hearted but it's a hang of a lot of fun.

opinion

Halftime, and I'm feeling strong

Joel Maxwell: "It's now halfway through the course, and to my continuing surprise I can speak enough of the language to ...

OPINION: I've come a long way, at the midpoint in my year of te reo.

Hats off to Trump

Whenever Donald Trump appears in public in a cap, Jane Bowron is reminded of her dad's rants over the wearing of ...

OPINION: Maybe we should all just greet Donald Trump's antics with guffaws of laughter, says Jane Bowron.

Let the buyer - and the seller - beware

VLL trades as Ssangyong Takanini and sold trade-in vehicles via $1 reserve auctions on Trade Me.

OPINION: The law says this but your contract says that? No contest.

Bydder: Toilet tax for Hamilton?

Buildings like this became commonplace in Britain in the days of the window tax.

Opinion: Hamilton Residents & Ratepayers' Association says a toilet tax ignores the mathematics of poo production.

Obituary: Jim Pope

James (Jim) Ernest Middleton Pope: July 24, 1929 - June 29, 2018.

James (Jim) Ernest Middleton Pope: July 24, 1929 – June 29, 2018

Life & Style

Minimise the impact of air travel

Personal trainer Alison Storey continues her weekly column, answering your questions on fitness and wellbeing.

Have a plan in place to deal with the disruption of travelling long distances.

A taste for murder

Nikki Crutchley self-published her first novel Nothing Bad Happens Here in August last year.

Once self-published writer Nikki Crutchley tried her hand at it, she couldn't stop.

Weed banned from sale, distribution

Mile-a-minute has already been found around the banks of the Waikato River in Hamilton.

Public help needed to stop invasive vine.

Ruby's top five this weekend

Thomas Giltrap with Champ (black australorp bantam) from 2017.

 Rustle up some raw bread or scope out the fanciest pigeon in the region this weekend.

Department store's spring opening

John Miller's work at Hamilton's H & J Courts in the 1960s and 1970s.

'A new look: Go Feminine this Spring' - Perry Rice goes back in time in search of springtime.

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Trust Waikato chairman Niwa Nuri and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker discuss artist Dick Frizzell's work Pile of Stumps.

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