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Exhibition includes tribute to Les Munro

Te Awamutu Museum exhibitions co-ordinator Henriata Nicholas installing the Dambusters exhibition.

Dambusters: Boffins, Bravery and Bouncing Bombs, heading towards Te Awamutu.

Dog ban loophole bites councillor

Hamilton city councillor Siggi Henry had a hunting permit from DOC believing that gave her access to walk her jack ...

A Hamilton City Councillor was called out for walking her jack russell on a bush track where dogs are not allowed.

Tron Rocks takes off

Hamilton mum Nicola Rankine has helped kick off Tron Rocks with her 3-year-old son Fergus, painting rocks to hide around ...

"It's the treasure hunt that keeps on giving"

Lifeguard trainer Hinds hot water hero

"Local hero" Gary HInds.

An everyday bloke has been honoured with a 2017 Kiwi Bank Local Hero Award.

Are these the best chips in Waikato?

Beer battered fries, smoked brisket taco and salt and pepper flash fried squid  from Good Union, 98 Victoria St, ...

Possibly the best chips in the region can be found in a former church.

Yoga as a high-intensity training

Briohny Smyth and Dice Iida-Klein.

Yoga's meant to be slow and peaceful, right?

Picnic getaway in your own backyard

The view out to the Waikato River and Turangawaewae Marae is stunning.

In an bid to find the North Waikato's perfect picnic spots, reporter Caitlin Wallace checks out the Waikato Esplanade in Ngaruawahia.

New hangout for the kids

Five year olds Ellis Williams and Olivia Cook gave the new Perry Park playground at the Avantdrome a pass mark.

The Perry Playground recently opened and has already proven to be a very popular addition to the site's cycling facilities. 

'I become the gong'

Maureen McKain uses Himalayan Healing Bowls in her sound healing concerts.

Will you fall in love with the gong too?

Raglan beats the rat race

Denise Fort feels at home in Raglan, in a way she never felt in Munich.

The rat race wasn't for Denise Fort, she gave up European living to spend her days doodling in Raglan.

Overwhelmed by Kiwi kindness

'Ray Ray' Li Chau is cared for by his doting 'Nai Nai' (nanny) Juan Chen.

OPINION: The sweet story of a Chinese family in Hamilton has touched hearts around the world.

Chinese families the best type of Kiwis

'Ray Ray' Li Chau is cared for by his doting 'Nai Nai' (nanny) Juan Chen.

There it was, the secret of all overseas-born grandparents the world over who give up everything.

Appeal denied for Mahon estate

An inter-generational family stoush over a fairground estate has been denied by the Court of Appeal.

Decision on the multi-million dollar fairground ride family estate dismissed at the Court of Appeal.

Yolo Solo takes on Europe

Since selling her home, leaving her job and trekking around the North Island, Karllie Clifton is now overseas, ...

Would you quit your job, sell your home and travel the world - all on your own?

Lake venue prepares for busiest event season

Lake Karapiro will play host to NZ’s first festival of water skiing in February.

Millions expected in economic returns from Waipa's golden summer of events.

Dramatic end to acting career

Aimee in a new career with Bayleys Cambridge, with the company's CEO Ross Stanway (left) and Alistair Scown, also of ...

It's been five years since Aime Belton and her family fled Christchurch to start a new life in the Waikato.

Gateway opens up opportunities for apprentice

Huge future awaits 16-year-old Luke Andrews as he embarks on his apprenticeship.

Luke Andrews reckons school wasn't for him but an apprenticeship has offered a future career.

Food donations overwhelm foodbank

A huge thank you to the generous people of Cambridge who filled the Salvation Army Food Bank from captains Sean and ...

Two weeks prior to Christmas, the shelves of Cambridge's food bank were empty, now they are overflowing.

Tagger leaves mark on Cambridge

Tourist Martin de Groot created this piece of "street art" in 11 hours on a building wall in Cambridge.

Why do people tag? It's all about wanting to leave their mark on society

Stepping up to fight cancer

Claire Johnston is climbing the Sky Tower stairs to raise money.

A Cambridge woman is aiming to climb 51 flights of stairs in 17 minutes to help with the fight against cancer.

Top chips on Broadway

Get 'em while they're hot.

The taste buds will be satisfied at this Matamata takeaway joint.

Top honour for longest serving firefighter

Matamata Deputy Fire Chief Warren Feek is the recipient of a Queen's Service Medal.

A long-serving Matamata firefighter is the recipient of a Queen's Service Medal.

What's free in Hamilton?

Lake Rotoroa in Hamilton has a range of activities in and around the lake, including the playground, walking and running ...

Back inland, back to reality.

Mockers, Die! Die! Die! head to Hamilton

The Mockers - Geoff Hayden, Brett Adams, Tim Wedde and Andrew Fagan - will perform their first live show for 30 years in ...

The Mockers are also on their way to Hamilton to perform later this month.

Rugby's $3.2m injury toll

Rugby related injuries in the Waikato cost more than $3.2m, according to ACC.

Playing our national sport comes has come at cost for 5570 Waikato men and women.

Hot Water Beach gets awkward

Paulina Schwab of Munich, Mary-Sophie Cremer and Leah Schneekloth, both of Kiel, in Germany, suddenly found themselves ...

Coromandel's Hot Water Beach has its own "curious and convoluted" etiquette.

The view from the Hahei General Store

Sam and Pauline Verran, who hail from Thames, have run the Hahei General Store since 2004.

Reporter Mike Mather spoke to Sam and Pauline Verran, the owners of the Hahei General Store, to get their take on summertime life.

Lois Livingston on NY Honours List

Lois Livingston received the Queen's Service Medal for her services to local government and the arts.

Her daughter Adrienne Livingston said her mum was happy and excited to receive the medal.

Miss Whangamata a cool experience video

From left, Emily O'Connor, Paige Beverland and Paige West, the top three in the annual Miss Whangamata pageant.

Cold winds and dust made this year's beauty pageant an endurance event.

Icecream scooper a slave to summer

Emma McMahon of Punnet Store says the record for making ice creams in one day is 1000.

Watching children taste ice-cream for the first time is one of the favourite parts of the job for Punnet Store owner.

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