05052015 News Photo: Robert Steven/Fairfax NZ.  Kiwi-Nepalese couple Gemma and Rabin Tamang are collecting supplies for Rabin's earthquake-affected hometown with the help of clothing store Wild South.  From left, Christina Rowe, Wild South manager Jean Russell, Rabin Tamang and Gemma Tamang, with 21-month-old Chorten Tamang in the froreground, are collecting donatiosn of clothes, bedding and camping supplies for an earthquake-affected village in Nepal.

Taupo responds to call for aid

Jackets, blankets, and toys are piling up after an appeal to help a village in Nepal.  

11-month-old run over

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7:09 PM  A small truck ran over a 11-month-old girl in her Paeroa driveway, leaving her in critical condition.

Kidnapper sentenced

A woman faking her own pregnancy kidnapped her friend's newborn baby and told others it was hers.

AOS find 'agitated man'

Armed police cordoned off roads near Tauranga in the search for an "agitated" man.

Car park to ease pressure at cove

A car park could help ease congestion for visitors at Cathedral Cove.

Rural bike burglaries spike

Police urge vigilance after a spike in the number of farm bike thefts.

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IOC president Bach visits Waikato

IOC boss Thomas Bach (right) tries out a rowing machine with Eric Murray during his visit to the Rowing New Zealand Team workout at Lake Karapiro.

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach and his massive entourage came to town on Wednesday, visiting high performance sporting facilities at Lake Karapiro and the Avantidrome.

Cool fund 'inadequate' - Hardaker

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker tells regional council to shape up or ship out on its $19m cool fund idea.

Top songstresses have Waikato dates

$300,000 pledge welcomed

Business

Holy $20,000 cow

Cow number 209 sold for a whopping $20,000 at a recent dispersal sale in the Waikato.

Cow number 209 is no ordinary cow.

Dairy prices hit five-year low

Prices have continued to fall at Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade auction.

30/04/15 - Hauraki Herald - Future Force Action Network launch evening at Toyota Operations in Thames

FutureForce Action Network is go

Close to 150 employers, educators, youth engagement agencies and other interested parties from around the Coromandel were represented at the launch of FAN.

Sport

IOC president Bach visits Waikato

IOC boss Thomas Bach (right) tries out a rowing machine with Eric Murray during his visit to the Rowing New Zealand Team workout at Lake Karapiro.

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach and his massive entourage came to town on Wednesday, visiting high performance sporting facilities at Lake Karapiro and the Avantidrome.

Waikato duo in NZ junior team

Waikato duo Sam Vincent and Brooke Hamilton have been selected to represent New Zealand in the World Junior Golf team championship in Japan.

Sophie MacKenzie, left, and Julia Edward are out to defend their women's lightweight double scull world title.

Lightweights seek repeat success at world champs

The NZ women's double sculls crew should be even better this year.

Opinion

The language of the future

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OPINION: ​Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been learning a new language.

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.

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Opening day of duck shooting season at Fish & Game pond in Pokeno.

In defence of duck-shooting

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.

Life & Style

Top songstresses have Waikato dates

Mel Parsons is coming to the Waikato on her New Zealand tour of her new album Drylands.

Two of New Zealand's best singer-songwriters are on their way to the Waikato.

The transition into motherhood

South Waikato News journalist will soon take on motherhood and in the process has found a greater appreciation for her own Mum.

Waikato Mini X Champs will be held in Tokoroa on May 31.

What's On in May

An array of events will be held in the South Waikato over May.

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