Classical Trumpeter Bill Stoneham and organist Myles Hartley.

Prepare to be entertained

8:43 AM  Junior league, international films and the sweet sounds of the trumpet. There's plenty happening this weekend!

Quad bike death

Quad bike, 4wd

8:23 AM  Family are at the scene where a farm worker has died after rolling his quad bike.

Cycle lane retrial faces hurdles

7:33 AM  As NZTA apologises for an ill-conceived cycle lane trial, they advise of a new one.

Rankin mulls options

Christine Rankin might run for Taupo mayoralty - or maybe just a seat on the council.

First home buyers tap into grants

More than 100 Hamilton first home buyers have tapped into government support.

Mystery man to court: I'm myself

A surreal exchange took place between a community magistrate and a man who refused to confirm his identity.

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Mystery man tells court: I am just myself

A surreal exchange took place in court between a community magistrate and a man who refused to confirm his identity.

On a right royal roll

A year after feeding the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Gourmet Delicious is still on a high.

Whitianga welcomes new ferry

Dairy owners 'safe' after robbery video


First home buyers tap into grants

Hamilton first home buyers have been taking advantage of KiwiSavers HomeStart loan.

More than 100 Hamilton first home buyers have tapped into government support.

On a right royal roll

Co-owners of Cambridge catering company Gourmet Delicious, Kim Lee and Ali Foers.

A year after feeding the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Gourmet Delicious is still on a high.

Smart approach leaves some waiting

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore will be in New Zealand next week.

Some personal computers are still awaiting a free Windows 10 upgrade a month after it launched.

Coromandel heritage proposal faces opposition

There are plans to register the Coromandel as a heritage park to attract more people to natural treasures like Cathedral Cove.

The Thames Coromandel District Council's plan to register the region as a heritage area faces oppostion.

Not just a McJob

You can now create your own gourmet burger at McDonald's Frankton, owned by Debi and Mark Rush.

A Hamilton restaurant has embraced new technology as well as investing in new staff to improve casual dining experience for customers.


Punters ponder Makfi form

Foxbridge winner Addictive Habit has continued to please Lee Somervell in preparation for the Makfi Stakes.

Residual fitness versus fresh form adds to Makfi puzzle for punters.

Club calling for volunteers to prevent closure

Tuakau Athletics Club is calling for new committee members to take over the club.

Tuakau Athletics Club has more than 50 years' history, but if no one puts up their hand to help, 2015 could see the death of the club.

Quade Taranaki kicking for more titles

Quade Taranaki jabs at his opponents ribs.

Quade Taranaki has a South Pacific kick boxing belt in his sights after an impressive win at Knees of Fury 53 in Australia.

Nyika brothers ready for Oceanias video

David and Josh Nyika are set for the Oceania Boxing Championship in Australia.

The transition to the heavyweight division has been fairly straight forward to date for David Nyika, but not things are about to ramp up.

New partners score a win

Only If only just gets the better of Peach Bellini at Matamata.

The new training partnership of David and Emma-Lee Browne celebrated their first success at Matamata.


The Auckland effect

QV Registered value Chris Price.

OPINION: By now, we have all heard Auckland house prices are rising to record highs and there seems to be insatiable demand which is fuelling further increases.

Opinion: Tuheitia steps out of the shadows

Maori King Tuheitia's bid for greater Auckland his moment to shine.

OPINION: Maori King Tuheitia's claim a stand for his iwi.

Tainui claim process will air fascinating history

King Tuheitia at Turangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawahia on Friday, Maori King Tuheitia has launched a claim for Auckland extending to the Mahurangi Peninsula and down the Firth of Thames and across to the Manukau Harbour and Piha.

OPINION: Put aside the redneck brigade's response and look into what's really behind King Tuheitia's claim of Auckland.

Road riding - yay or neigh?

Cambridge equestrian Toni O'Regan on the new Peake Rd bridge.

OPINION: Tensions rise between horse riders and motorists in Cambridge.

'Into the River' and other unwise things

24062013 NEWS Photo:SUPPLIED
 A teen novel that begins its dramatic journey on New Zealand's East Coast has picked up the top prize at this year's New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards.
Ted Dawe's book Into the River won the New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year and was also the winner of the Young Adult Fiction category.

OPINION: There may be many justifications for making children read adult books, but wisdom will not be one of them.

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Top five things to do this weekend

Classical Trumpeter Bill Stoneham and organist Myles Hartley.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out this week's top five picks.

Lost and found in Italy

Passport, credit card, phone, the Holy Trinity of travel.

Denise Irvine describes her Holy Trinity of travel, and what happens when one piece of it goes missing.

Facing demons and heros

Former Thames High teacher John Allum encouraged Jacqui Barrett to write as a teenager, a skill she used to exorcise her demoms as an adult.

Dealing with demons and facing heros on her journey of self discovery and healing.

Vilagrads to fire back into life with music festival

Tauranga-based musician
Tiki Taane was quick to offer his help to the team at Vilagrad Winery.

The Black Seeds, Tiki Taane and Coral are among the acts performing at a music festival at Vilagrad Winery on October 31.

Proposed eco-centre can coexist with other conservation projects

Fairfield Project spokesman Vic Arcus is seeking "in principle" support from Hamilton City Council for a sustainable education centre at Fairfield College.

Plans to build a sustainable education centre at Fairfield College won't detract from other environmental projects, backers say.

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