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Vintage Read: My Brilliant Career, by Miles Franklin

Rachel Pope of Hamilton's Browsers bookshop isn't so certain this Australian classic has aged well.

Rachel Pope of Hamilton's Browsers bookshop casts a critical eye over an Australian classic.

Claudelands Arena busy, busy

Ice Age will perform its final shows in New Zealand at the Claudelands Arena, Hamilton on Saturday and Sunday to a ...

Watch a time lapse set up by Claudelands Arena showing the quick turnaround between functions, games and events.

The hot and cold of restaurateuring

"We really liked each other from the get-go, we had a similar drive and were both interested in the same things like ...

Celebrity chef Josh Emett and Fleur Caulton open up about their successful business partnership, Rata and Madam Woo.

Anti-art outrage is okay, experts say

Tongue of the Dog stands out like a beacon on Victoria St - and it has also been a beacon for attracting disparaging ...

Tongue of the Dog has received a tongue-lashing from irate online arts-haters.

Model's learning dance of life

Cambridge woman Pearl Paki has been selected to model internationally.

Pearl Paki - glacier guide, army recruit and now international model with Canada and the US in her sights.

The right way to use a heat pump

Sue Collier finds her heat pump works best by leaving it on a low temperature all day.

Here are some simple tricks on maximising the efficiency of your heater to prevent a bill shock.

Cambridge man's efforts to save the rhinos

Tauwhare man Marc Herrmann is trying to help save rhinos.

A Waikato man is passionate about rhinos and is doing his bit to save them.

Rally navigator tip-top at 98

Dorothy Caldwell will compete in her last rally this November, before putting the brakes on rally navigating.

Dorothy Caldwell, 98, is travelling the world as her son's rally navigator in a silver Rolls Royce.

Lady Killers preparing their hits

The Lady Killers - Suzie Lynch, Tina Cross and Jackie Clarke - were loading up on caffeine in Hamilton in preparation ...

A night of song and laughter is on offer when this trio comes to town.

A Taste of... Iguana Street Bar and Restaurant

The Cuban sandwich was filled with juicy pulled pork and salad, paired with large cut fries and aioli.

We wanted to see if their new menu could still compete with other popular lunch time eats.

Community Living, pay increase not resolved

Community Living,  Public Service Association and E tu union members joined forces in Hamilton's Collingwood St to ...

 Negotiations are still ongoing for Community Living workers wanting a pay increase.

Outdoor fitness park officially opened

An outdoor fitness park was offically opened in Cambridge last week. Pictured is Waipa Mayor Jim Mylchreest cutting the ...

A new free-to-use fitness park has been opened in Cambridge.

Local trio attain Queen's Guide Award

New Queen's Guides – the first through the Cambridge unit – are from left Georgina Walker, Stacey McNickle and Laura Pulman.

Cambridge girls attain coveted Queen's Guide Award.

Meet the real bachelors

Last year's Rural Bachelor of the Year - and people's choice - winner Toby How celebrates his victory.

'I really love Kiwi girls and will do my best to drag one back across the ditch.'

My Food Bag lunch with the Chiefs

A Hamilton family were treated to lunch with Chiefs players, Tawera-Kerr Barlow and Sam Cane, after winning a My Food ...

Food, footy and fun for My Food Bag winners, the Middlemiss family.

Is it ok to wolf whistle?

Is it ever OK for a guy to draw attention to a strange woman using a whistle or catcall?

One woman ended up marrying a guy who whistled at her. A surprise to everyone, including her.

Luke, I am your neighbour video

Darren Mordecai's R2D2 dates to 1977.

Star Wars fan decided to use his $25,000 collection to get to know his neighbours - and ends up building empire of friends.

Loud residents face the music

Thames-Coromandel District Council logo

Don't want to turn your music down? That's a $500 infringement fee and goodbye stereo.

A Taste of... The District

The pulled pork burger from the The District was a satisfying lunch.

Tucked away in Te Rapa you'll find The District, where you will come away satisfied after visiting.

Free food

A map of free food in Hamilton.

Your guide to urban foraging around Hamilton - free apples, feijoas, plums and chestnuts.

'A beacon in the countryside'

If you love old English-style castles, you could own this one for $425,000 plus GST.

An English-style castle could be a fairytale purchase for an investor looking to buy in North Waikato.

Building boom outstrips apprentices

The demand for new houses is forecast to be more than 28,000 in 2017 alone, but the current labour market can only ...

There aren't enough hands to meet forecast demand for new houses in coming years.

Maitland's Top 5 things to do

The Westpac Chopper Monster Garage Sale is on this Saturday at the Frankton Westpac store.

 Freestyle rapping, a folk festival, a monster garage sale. This is Maitland's Top 5 for this weekend.

Enso it goes: Young Americans have a date in Hamilton

Melissa Reardon (viola), Maureen Nelson (violin), Richard Belcher (cello) and Ken Hamao (violin) are the Enso String ...

Top string quartet playing in 10 cities, including Hamilton.

Cambridge rest home takes on Running Man challenge

The women of Resthaven boogie to the Running Man challenge

Cambridge's Resthaven is challenging other retirees to do the Running Man challenge.

Teenager's crime sparks journey

'There's nothing like actually going in [to a prison] and hearing the door clang behind you,' says Professor Douglas ...

Their son's friend killed his parents. They started visiting him in jail.

HGHS Pasifika winners

The Hamilton Girls' High School Cook Island stage at Pasifika by Nature festival at Claudelands.

Hamilton Girls' High School win Pasifika by Nature.

Support flows for Cambridge community garden after theft

Dean Cogswell, left, and the rotary hoe he has donated to the Leamington Community Garden, with Rocky Teepa and a ...

Support is flowing in after a Waikato Community Garden's rotary hoe was stolen.

Cambridge team comes 5th in Oxfam Trailwalker

Cambridge Resthaven's walkers, from left, David Hall, Debbie McGregor, Rachel Jones and Dawn Mienie, have raised almost ...

Cambridge Resthaven workmates come a credible 5th in Oxfam Trailwalker.

Food parcels a gourmet treat video

Captain Raewyn Gardner from the Salvation Army shows Shannon Katipa, a chef tutor at Wintec, what is inside a food parcel.

Sallies dish up great meals in a food parcel.

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