Pukekawa's Natasha Galvin will open for Jamie McDell in her concert in Hamilton on Friday.

Shy girl's brave stage show

2:20 PM  Always a shy girl at school, Natasha Galvin even suprised herself when she managed to step on stage and sing in front of a crowd.

Thames case widens

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Scene investigation shows shots appeared to have been fired in early hours of morning.

Where can the tourists stay?

2:07 PM  Cambridge i-SITE chief executive concerned about accommodation shortage.

Tetraplegic teen stays positive

A once-active teen is leaving hospital with the realisation he may never walk again.

Grey Power: 'drop the warm fuzzies'

The silver-haired population says no to council plan to give away $30 million.

Cycling NZ hits up council for $25k

Cycling New Zealand wants WRC to open the coffers for a major cycling event. 

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Gov't targets property investors

A soaring Auckland housing market has prompted the government to look at how it can get a cut.

2:24 PM  OPINION: The IRD may get increased funding to go after property speculators who should be paying taxes.

Ducks dumped at start of open season

1:59 PM  Just days after the start of the 2015 duck shooting season, about 50 ducks were found dumped in a Cambridge waterway.

Pukekohe North's Edna Bruce retires after 50 years teaching

Neighbourly keeps community connected

Business

Gov't targets property investors

A soaring Auckland housing market has prompted the government to look at how it can get a cut.

2:24 PM  OPINION: The IRD may get increased funding to go after property speculators who should be paying taxes.

Retailers must get behind city

Central city retailers are being told to join the fray or risk missing out when it comes to supporting big events.

Employers can't assume employees understand confidentiality rules.

Confidentiality is at risk

OPINION: Are you sure your employees know where confidentiality rules apply?

Sport

College rugby has sensational start

COMAG Matamata College 1st XV started their season with a 36 – 10 win against Hillcrest High School 1st XV on the weekend.

Furness, Stewart perform in Rotorua

Hamilton's Tim Stewart wins Rotorua half marathon and Erin Furness finishes second in women’s marathon behind Japanese winner.

Injured captain Casey Kopua will sit alongside coach Julie Fitzgerald for the Magic's match against the Steel.

Injured Casey Kopua still sidelined after Magic's bye

Magic coach Julie Fitzgerald rules star defender out for at least another week.

Opinion

In defence of duck-shooting

Opinion

OPINION: Over the past weekend, an estimated 40,000 people were out in the swamps and wetlands for the opening of the duck-shooting season and I was one of them.

Celebrate Orson Welles on his 100th

OPINION: Growing up, while contemporaries indulged every ghastly musical trend of the moment, my attention was on the movie stars of yesteryear.

A vigil held before Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were executed on Wednesday.

Bali Nine, mercy and the drug trade

OPINION: Justice is a harsh thing sometimes. Never is it harsher than when crime meets the ultimate punishment, as it did this week in Indonesia.

Life & Style

Review: University orchestra warms up winter

Orchestra generic

2:13 PM  What: Winter Concert

Pilates takes woman to ultra marathons

One Cambridge woman knows more about reforming her health and fitness levels than most.

Te Kowhai resident Amanda Schaake with her daughter, Georgia. Schaake is a lead on Neighbourly.co.nz and has worked tirelessly to keep her community connected.

Neighbourly keeps community connected

1:45 PM  Gone are the days of signing up to a local club as a means of getting involved in the community.

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