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Tainui Full Primary School students had their own Anzac service on Friday.

Students hold first Anzac Service

Tainui Full Primary students held their very own Anzac service this year.

Four escape house fire

fire engine, wellington, night

9:19 AM  Child treated for smoke inhalation after fire rips through Tokoroa home.

Crash witnesses sought

Man critically injured in crash east of Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty on Monday night. 

Waikato woman missing in Nepal

An Otorohanga woman has been reported as missing in Nepal.

Crunch time looming for Gardens

Council staff say a push for development at Hamilton Gardens remains on track.

Skate track pitched for Melville Park

Hamilton could play host to speed skating competitions if a $120k skate track gets the go-ahead.

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Students commemorate Anzac Day

8:20 AM  Matamata schools spent the first week of term two with a focus on the Anzacs.

Kiwis 'lucky' to leave Nepal gallery video

Kiwis who can fly away after Nepal's earthquake say they're the lucky ones.

Waikato communities unite for Anzac

Man trapped in car


Hobby beekeeping takes off video

New bee-keeper Jenny O'Donnell holds out an under-construction honeycomb.

The humble honey bee is proving a popular pastime as hive numbers sky rocket.

A hero for video stores?

Video stores are a dying breed. But one man is leading a rebellion.

A 8.6ha animal safari on Taihoa North Rd, 5km east of Matamata is for sale.

Matamata animal safari for sale

An African-style savannah home to a collection of exotic animals in the heart of Middle Earth is up for auction.


Raglan proves too strong

rugby ball, generic, DJ Forbes

9:44 AM  The Huntly senior rugby side came up against a strong Raglan team in their second division match played in Huntly on Anzac Day.

Wanderers stay top of table

Two late goals have kept Hamilton Wanderers at the top of the Northern League Premier Division.

Hibiscus Coast, in red, sealing the win by heading home their second goal in the 85th minute, over Ngaruawahia.

Winless weekend for Ngaruawahia footy teams

9:27 AM  The Ngaruawahia Football Club hosted five senior matches over  Anzac weekend at Centennial Park and ended up with nothing to show for it.


Nothing to celebrate

Te Papa's Gallipoli: the scale of our war exhibition.

OPINION: It was a war where half the planet and its populace fought over bits of land and, as a consequence, 10 million perished in the process and 20 million were wounded.

Other inquiries delayed

OPINION: The recent death of Nicky Stevens while in the care of the Waikato District Health Board has understandably caused his family a great deal of pain.

ANZAC crosses celebrate the lives given by New Zealand soldiers through the ages.

Honouring our Anzacs

OPINION: War is meaningless. Until your freedom, or life, is placed under threat.

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Bowling the last bowl

Vice president Bill Fullerton, right, and green keeper Richard Death are saying goodbye to their bowling club.

They've met rain or shine and through a war, but come May the Ohaupo Bowling Club will be no more.

Mike King brings humour to hard topic

Former comedian discusses lifelong battle with depression but still manages to keep the crowd in stitches.

Hundreds of Hamilton residents are expected to attend's this year's Anzac Day Dawn Service at Memorial Park.

Top five things to do this weekend

Anzac Day commemorations, rugby and a harvest festival. Here are this week's top five.

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