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The Force is strong in Waikato writer

Star Wars fan Chris Gardner, with Darth Vader at a convention in 1998. He has now written about the films for an ...

Hamilton Star Wars fan-boy turns into a writer for fan fiction.

Maitland's Top 5

Check out the NZ Crossfit Taurus Nationals this weekend out at Mystery Creek.

 A Crossfit competition, a rubik's cube tournament, and a comedy night.

New theatre gets tick

Hamilton City Council have accepted the Momentum Waikato proposal for a new performing arts theatre in Hamilton.

Council have voted in favour of Momentum Waikato's proposal to build a new performing arts theatre.

Colosseum, cruise ship - in Lego video

Workshop manager Clayton Mellington prepares for the Lego exhibition that kicks off on Friday at the Claudelands Arena ...

Over 60 Lego models, and more than five million Lego bricks thanks to 'The Brick Man'.

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.

Cyclists have ride stuff

Some of the fashionable cyclists taking part in the Tweed Ride assembled to check out each other's bikes and clothes, ...

The Hamilton Tweed Ride gives the more genteel an opportunity to look good on a bike.

Prepared for Swift vengeance

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic players celebrate their 59-57 win over the Southern Steel at Invercargill's Stadium ...

Magic supporters are prepped for Monday night's semifinal clash.

Te Kuiti: flying under the radar video

Christo and Marinda de Beer went from paying $620 a week in rent on the North Shore, Auckland, to owning their own home ...

Houses are cheap, the community is friendly, the job market is steady. Why aren't we all living there?

Getting girls to the ball

Rosalind Arnott and Chloe Oldfield have had a promising start to their free ball dress hire initiative, aimed at  ...

Two friends are making sure every Kiwi girl gets their Cinderella moment with a free dress hire service.

Bridge to provide missing link for cyclists

Olympian and Te Awa trustee Sarah Ulmer says she can't wait to ride the final 7.5 kilometre stretch of the river ride, ...

New bridge tipped to be a scenic highlight of riverside journey.

Worm your way into helping the environment video

Cambridge's Nicola Turner with her worm farm. Inset: Tiger worms are decomposing food waste.

Knowledge on dairy farming is fairly common, but how about worm farming?

Soprano aiming for victory

Madison Nonoa is one of four finalists in the Lexus Song Quest. The 23-year-old recently performed as Papagena in NZ ...

One Hamiltonian and three Aucklanders are in the running for the country's top song prize.

Authors to assemble for Book Month events

Yvette Willemse with a copy of Rafen, one of the four fantasy novels she published last year.

Aspiring authors seeking inspiration need not look far during Hamilton Book Month.

Ben Warren on gut health

Founder of BePure, Ben Warren is coming to Hamilton on Thursday to talk about gut health.

It's time to talk about your gut, and why it is so important.

A bird's eye view

Hundreds of birds were shown at the Waikato Poultry Show in Hamilton. The show attracted thousands of spectators.

The smell of poo and the squawk of birds is nearly overpowering.

Review: Dough Bro's, Hamilton

Dough Bro's ribs, with the delicious sauce.

They ticked all the boxes.

Vintage Read: I Am David

Rachel Pope of Browsers bookshop discovers a fabulous book for children written in 1963.

Goodies from the good sorts

Lyn Heikell, left, and Sam Higgs of the Hamilton Chapter of Good Bitches Baking, which delivers treats to people who ...

Meet the "good bitches" who are sharing the love via some homemade treats.

Te Awa River Ride wins prize

The Te Awa River Ride will run 70kms along the Waikato River, from Ngaruawahia to Horahora.

The Bike to the Future Awards celebrate cycling projects from around New Zealand.

Review: Narrows Landing, Tamahere

The Nourish Bowl at Narrows Landing.

The people behind Two Birds Eater in Hamilton East took over the lease at Narrows Landing.

Where to go when you're teetotalling

Mocktails can be just as creative and delicious as cocktails.

Those going liquor-free for Dry July can still enjoy a fantastic night out.

Bird fanciers get yellow fever

Yorkshire canaries are the bird du jour. One breeder at the show had them in replicas of the cages the miners carried ...

There were plenty of chirpy characters at the Hamilton Cage Bird Club annual show.

Science of snoozing

Sabine Seehagen, left, and Samantha Williams, from Waikato University's early development studies unit, need babies - ...

Scientists are looking for babies and their mothers to monitor.

Big views and a modern marae gallery

Aladina Harunani of APA Architects & Project Managers designed this addition to Waimana's Tanatana Marae.

Bay of Plenty architecture award winners praised for their creative thinking and use of light.

Meteor show a feather in its cap

The cast of Spring Awakening at rehearsal.

REVIEW: Sam Edwards heads along to the challenging new production Spring Awakening - A Musical.

Young chefs impress at food fare video

Chloe Saxton and Ella Carstensen stand with their dish while chef Wayne Gonano and tutor Carl Houben judge works.

Talented young chefs emerge at this year's Waikato Culinary Fare.

Loaves to love

Baker Katie McWha and Cafe owner Michael Beere show off some of the bread that draws the crowds to Hamilton's Miltons ...

When you're in the Tron, make sure you check out these handmade loaves - and the rest of this round-up of highly-recommended food experiences.

Frozen fundraiser

The ice surface is similar to a kitchen chopping board, says Robin de Goeij, owner of the Ice Skate Tour. He's pictured ...

Ice skating rink takes a tour of the Waikato.

Gaffe costs ratepayers $7400

The article on the Claudelands Arena was pulled by Hamilton City Council chief executive Richard Briggs for not being ...

Hamilton City Council newsletter pulled over "factual inaccuracies" about the Claudelands Arena.

New baby white rhino

Ambling along:  Kito and her new son take a stroll at the Hamilton Zoo.

The calf weighed a whopping 63 kilos at birth, and is the sixth white rhino at Hamilton Zoo.

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