Forlongs opened in Frankton in 1946.

Forlongs' seven-decade legacy gallery

When Ralph and Evelyn Forlong started their aim was to make just £40.

Housing project stalls

Work at Hamilton's Wairere Village on Shakespeare Avenue has ground to a halt .

Social housing project in Enderley grinds to a halt before any houses finished.

Unsavoury end for city cake shop

The popular shop had to close its doors for good because of tagging, vomit and ''unsavoury characters''.

Farmers cop flak

Attacks on dairy farmers from animal rights advocates are escalating, supporters say.

Ruakura freight hub still king

Ruakura consents due in February, as Waikato's logistics credentials grow.

Fetal alcohol disorder affects 4000

An estimated 4000 people in the Waikato are affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

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Good news for Fairfield College on ERO front

Principal Richard Crawford and students, from left, Mika Hill, 16, April McLean, 15, Tyler Skelton, 15, Gabby Butler, 15, and Darian Waitere, 16, celebrate the good news.

ERO reviews for the school are set to be on a three-year cycle instead of an annual one.

Toilet murderer gets life imprisonment

Turei Kingi hit Jaques Donker so hard with a bourbon bottle the label was found stuck to the dead man's face.

Woman banned from owning cats

Marae gear up for Tainui Games

business

Retail icons close a e-tailers go offline

Wellington's Kirkcaldie and Stains closed its doors in January, but new owner David Jones will bring a modern approach that could include online retailing.

OPINION: Institutions like Wellington's Kirkcaldie and Stains, and Johnson’s Grocery in Christchurch struggled in the modern retail world.

Ruakura the 'premiere hub', Tainui says

Tainui Group Holdings chief executive Chris Joblin expects consents for the Ruakura project in February.

Ruakura consents due in February, as Waikato's logistics credentials grow.

Combining tea and coffee

Bell Tea and Coffee Company boss Mark Hamilton says Bell and Hummingbird have complimentary expansion ambitions.

Bell Tea and Christchurch coffee roaster Hummingbird look to expand together.

Kiwi bike trainer strikes European deal

Revbox Erg designer Philipp Schacht has developed a cycling trainer for professional riders.

The designer of a New Zealand-made training bike has found a distributor in Europe.

Icecream all day, every day

Thursday could see temperature records fall.

The Waikato's newest icecream factory is on the hunt for workers.

sport

Age no barrier for fighting fit Dela Rue

Evan Dela Rue, who turns 80 on Sunday, is still going strong on the tennis court - his three national titles won last month prove it.

A long-held ambition was achieved at last month's national tennis champs in Napier.

Webster edges Dawkins in sprint showdown

Sam Webster had more gas than New Zealand team-mate Eddie Dawkins in the men's sprint.

Sam Webster has hit fine form on the second night of the national track championships, winning the men's sprint title.

Rennie running out the big guns

Chiefs co-captain Sam Cane is ready to rip into his first game since the World Cup - back on home turf in Rotorua against the Waratahs in the team's first pre-season hit out.

First hit out serves as a big opportunity for Chiefs players to push their case for selection.

Cambridge local's poignant reason for riding the REV

Cambridge’s Samantha Fairweather with be riding the REV with her late father in mind.

Cambridge local to ride the REV with her late father in mind.

Capella in for fight

Mark Du Plessis riding Capella wins the Cambridge Stud Eight Carat Classic at her last race day appearance on Boxing Day.

Favourites have history on their side in fillies feature.

opinion

Waist trainers: investing in eating disorders

Kim Kardashian may have single-handedly ignited the waist training trend, with her sisters Khloe and Kourtney quickly getting in on the action.

OPINION: The stomach cinching contraption from a bygone era, the corset, has made a comeback.

Lack of hard data on TPP comes back to bite

A firebomb failed to ignite in Anne Tolley's Whakatane office after the TPPA was signed in Auckland.

OPINION: In the absence of information, rumour will fill the vacancy.

Waitangi Day: a good outcome for all

The original Treaty of Waitangi document on display at The National Archives.

OPINION: The Treaty of Waitangi, in the end, has proved a cohesive document.

Country's full of grey men in grey suits

Rene Magritte's The Pilgrim - the epitome of the grey-suited man, visually, anyway.

OPINION: Shallow people make shallow decisions.

An educated answer to the national health crisis

Greg Smith, Wintec's Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance director.

OPINION: Wintec's Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance director has a plan to tackle a looming national health crisis.

Life & Style

Pedalling for the people

Paul Carrick is cycling to raise money for two charities.

A Cambridge man is doing his bit to support two health organisations by cycling 125 kilometres.

Cambridge course to bring families closer

A six-session course starting in Cambridge next week is aimed at making family life easier

Cambridge-based course aimed at helping families navigate parenthood

Marae's kai success in Cambridge

About 160 people turned out to the Christmas Day lunch at the Cambridge Community Marae - their biggest turnout yet.

The big Christmas Day lunch at the Cambridge Community Marae hit a record number last year.

No nonsense go-to-guy at the Franklin show

John Fleet is the familiar face of the Franklin A&P Show, which is on in Pukekohe February 20-21.

He’s a little bit abrupt, sometimes direct, and on occasions a tad curt - but that is how John Fleet gets things done.

Annah Stretton's Morrinsville

Annah Stretton is a fashion designer, entrepreneur, writer and philanthropist.

Annah Stretton shares some of her favourite things about Morrinsville, Waikato.

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