Sixth safe house for Women's Refuge

Roni Albert, chief executive of Waikato Women's Refuge, in one of the bedrooms in the new safe house.

The sixth safe house run by Te Whakaruruhau Waikato Women's Refuge has opened in Hamilton for women and children in need.

Maths tutoring top-up

Students in need get half-price maths tutoring sessions through a business sponsorship programme.

"I just wanted to be able to help somebody else's children," says sponsor.

Alleged exploitation of backpacker labour under investigation

Argentinian tourist Maria Arcos has worked in several New Zealand backpacker hostels in return for free accommodation.

Backpackers working for a free bed instead of wages are doing everything from cleaning backpacker lodges to picking up horse poo as volunteer labour comes under scrutiny.

3-D reality for lens tests

Paterson Burn optician, Brian Dover shows off his newest piece of equipment to Waikato Times reporter, Te Ahua Maitland.

Choosing the right lens for your glasses is about to get easier.

Office sector tipped to outperform

Property developer Matt Stark says his desire to develop office spaces was driven more by the ability to be more creative

Investors think the office sector will outperform others over the next 12 months.

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