Life & Style

Choking off the choker

Climbing spindleberry's ripe berries ready for the birds to spread.

It came to New Zealand as a garden ornamental but is now strangling our trees.

Miel Meyer shares his Waikato highlights

Meyer Gouda Cheese manager Miel Meyer at Meyer Gouda Cheese.

After turning his back on the family business, which he thought was a chore, Miel Meyer returned to the fold.

Review: Fastlane Fitness

Lunch review Fastlane Fitness, Victoria St. A $7 salad and beetroot brownie.

A taste of…Fastlane Fitness

Wall to wall challenge awaits

Tania Henare, left, Rosie Walker and Charlamaine Te Ao-Taupo are known as the Influence Crew.

Franklin women join army of Kiwis ready to tackle greatest man-made structure in the world.

Who will replace Lois Livingston?

Lois Livingston served on the Waikato Regional Council for two decades.

Ten candidates are competing for one seat in the Waikato Regional Council by-election.

Healthy Rivers plan dominates by-election

Hamilton voters are being asked to consider the health of the Waikato River before deciding who to vote for in the ...

Vote for a candidate who understands Healthy Rivers, says ratepayers group.

The perfect blend

Left, Thomas Fredrickson and Albert Alferink with the award winning Fifty Fifty cheese.

Who would have thought sheep and cow milk would taste so good.

Art gallery turns heads

Ngaruawahia artist Lyndy Wilson says the pop up art gallery has turned some heads in the town. She is pictured with ...

A pop up art gallery in Ngaruawahia features work from local artists and others in the Waikato.

Balloons light up night sky video

Seventeen balloons lit up for the Zuru Nightglow, choreographed to music.

Move over Adele, more than 80,000 people turned out for Balloons Over Waikato's Nightglow show.

Right attitude and drive gets you to top

Olympic rower Eric Murray and his dogs, Gucci and Smudge at a park in Cambridge.

'Enjoy it - have fun' is Olympic rower Eric Murray's advice to this year's Maadi Cup competitors.

Vintage Read: Darling Buds of May

First published in 1958, the Darling Buds of May is big on character, thin on plot.

Browsers bookshop owner Rachel Pope finds the original of an old TV show.

Good George partners with World Masters

Good George Brewing has been unveiled as the official beer of the World Masters Games.

OPINION: Good George locks down the Masters Games, cementing its place as a household name, writes Simon Wood.

Foundation players enjoy anniversary

Roto-o-Rangi's finest 70-plus age group tennis players. Ross Riddell, Lawrence McDonnell,Colin Boyles, Colin Webber and ...

Roto-o-Rangi Tennis Club celebrates its 30th anniversary.

'More farmers need to talk'

Dairy farm manager Joshua Monks says more work needs to be done to encourage people to talk about depression.

Overcoming isolation of working on rural properties and businesses can help farmers deal with depression.

Merits a 'big deal' for Roto-o-Rangi farmer

Dairy farm manager Joshua Monks won three merit awards and was named runner-up to Dairy Manager of the Year.

Focus on health and safety is paramount for Waikato dairy farmer.

Community hall the heartbeat of Roto-o-Rangi

Roto-o-Rangi Memorial Hall still remains a focal point for community gatherings.

Every community needs a hub, a place to meet and in 1938, Roto-o-Rangi was one of those places.

Waikato man drought

The last Waikato man to win Rural Bachelor and lift the Golden Gumboot was Jeff Peek in 2014.

It appears there may be a lack of competitive men in the Waikato.

Tricks and tips to change a car tyre video

Reporter Kelley Tantau changes a tyre for the first time with the help from Harbans Singh at KW Motors.

Changing a car tyre in under 15 minutes, how hard can it be?

New Mesh sculpture planned

An artist's impression of the redeveloped Victoria on the River site in Hamilton.

Hamilton's next major public artwork will be located in the heart of the city.

Maitland's Top 5

The Zuru Night Glow is back at Waikato University on Saturday - weather permitting.

Old school cars, balloons glowing and medieval jousting - this is your Top 5 for the weekend.

A big year for Hamilton's Profs @ Woodlands

Prof's @ Woodlands co-owner Kate Wilson left a career as an intellectual property strategist to pursue her cafe dream.

When Hamilton couple Kate and Allan Wilson decided to swap their long-established careers to run a cafe, it was predictable that many people thought they'd gone bonkers.

Balloons over Waikato lift off

Spectators watched the balloons rise from around Lake Rotoroa, Hamilton, on Wednesday morning at the mass ascension for ...

Balloons dazzle onlookers.

Relief as council re-opens superloo

Cambridge superloo will flush back into action for Maadi Cup visitors.

The Cambridge superloo is to re-open its doors from next week.

Mat McLean's Waikato highlights

Palate's Mat McLean is a passonate man, whether it's about Hamilton, food, locally produced goods or food and wine matching.

Mat McLean 'couldn't boil water' when he went to chose to do a hospitality course at polytech. The passionate Hamilton chef now owns and runs Palate.

Review: The Verandah, Hamilton Lake

The Pasta of the Day at The Verandah at Hamilton Lake.

After a filling meal with great views the cafe at Hamilton Lake ticks the boxes.

An emotional launch of Trillian Trek

The Edwards family: Bronson, Raegan, Daniel, Talia and Tamzyn.

Trillian Trek uses Matamata home to launch its 2017 campaign.

Matamata cowboy heading to Australia

Kurtis Pertab, started out in rodeo riding calves.

Kurtis Pertab is a living, breathing cowboy from Matamata.

Public to have say on retention of public fountain

Matamata-Piako mayor Jan Barnes.

Council heads to public consultation over the future of Matamata's memorial fountain.

Epic hikoi puts pastor's faith to test

Phil Pawley on the Morrinsville to Waharoa leg of his hikoi from Waitangi to Waikanae.

Hikoi from Waitangi to Waikanae follows the path of Te Rongopai a Ruka.

More access for disabled people needed

This car park outside the Cambridge police station is narrow, leaving little room either side for people to safely ...

Wheelchair user asks Cambridge to improve accessibility for disabled people.

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