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Meg Daly's Waikato highlights

Meg Daly hopes to take a back seat at Celtic Kitchen soon, handing the reins to her daughter to spend more time in the ...

Moving from conservative Ireland 30 years ago, Celtic Kitchen's Meg Daly loves Hamilton and wouldn't live anywhere else.

The best butter chicken in Hamilton

The tandoori prawns served on a hot plate.

If you're looking for the best butter chicken spot, this is your place.

Silence offered as respect for fallen soldiers

People march as part of the Te Aroha, Anzac Day Dawn Parade.

Waikato students reflect on Anzac Day commemorations.

History has taught us nothing

More than 1000 people arrived at the Cambridge Town Hall at 6am for the Anzac Day Dawn Service.

Reverend delivers sobering dawn service message as politicians rattle their sabres.

Ka Mate haka relived on Anzac Day

Les Raddeker lays a wreath at the Morrinsville Anzac Day service, on behalf of the NZ Navy.

Morrinsville people turn out to pay tribute to those who died in major conflicts.

Built to last but left to ruin

Department of Conservation will be left to decide the fate of the Ngarua Hall.

Community halls well past their use-by date in Matamata-Piako.

Cuts claim uni stalwart

Geoff Lealand has been a lecturer in the Screen and Media Studies department at the university for 25 years.

Quarter-century tenure ends for Screen and Media Studies lecturer Geoff Lealand.

War left its mark on those at home

Four types of military uniform were paraded for Anzac Day in  Cambridge, 1985.

Citizens reacted to the reports of carnage in Turkey with shock and disbelief.

52 pumpkins from one plant video

Adrian Holmes grew 52 pumpkins from one plant, which could be a record.

One pumpkin plant produces 52 pumpkins - believe it or not.

Stew stands down as Federated Farmers chair

Stew Wadey has stepped down as chairman of Matamata Federated Farmers.

Feds inject some young blood into rural leadership role.

Actress coaches Matamata thespians

Jennifer Ward-Lealand as Donna Rafferty in Dirty Laundry.

Even experienced thespians need training in how to fine tune their stage skills. 

Flooding pulls rural community together

Flooding damaged many properties in the Matamata-Piako district. People are only now coming to terms with the damage.

Neighbours have become friends, as the rural community strives to move forward after floods. 

Athletics helps Ollie battle arthritis

Matamata student Ollie Morton-Farrelly hasn't let a rare health condition stop him from winning track and field medals ...

Rare arthritis condition no barrier for young student winning track and field medals.

Waipa's $16m revamped pool plan

Waipa Mayor Jim Mylchreest says the public will have a say on whether to upgrade plans for Cambridge Swimming Pool's ...

A proposed $16.5 million revamp of the Cambridge Swimming complex is on the cards.

Concert series' second instalment

The Trenwith's perform for The Cook's first Concert in the Pub series.

Review: Concert at the Cook's first authentic pub performance gains praise.

Punk show for Anzacs

Hamilton punk band BattleCat is leading an Anzac eve gig, with all door sales going to the RSA.

Hamilton punks are banding together to raise beer money for RSA members this Anzac eve.

Go dogs, go

Ace the golden retriever was looking the height of canine haute couture with his fancy custom-made cap. At the end of ...

Dogs, dog owners, dog lovers, dog-oriented companies and others got together for a dog party. A big dog party.

Fences trump walls

The top prize went to Auckland's Jill Godwin for her work called The No.8 Wire Lettering System: Fences vs Walls.

An art competition winner used no.8 wire for her message.

Vineyard's focus on environment

Sir George Fistonich at the Villa Maria Winery.

OPINION: Sheep wander the grape-less vines of Villa Maria vineyards.

More investment in community police needed

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce chief executive Tania Witheford says businesses are demanding higher police presense in town.

Low police profile compromises safety, says business community.

Cameron Farmilo's Waikato highlights

Cameron Farmilo is the hardworking chef and co-owner of Chim Choo Ree restaurant.

Working his way up from the bottom, cheffing became a passion for Cameron Farmilo.

Jam at Queenwood's hummingbird cake

The "delicious" gluten free hummingbird cake from Jam in Queenwood.

A gluten free hummingbird cake from a Hamilton cafe caught the attention of a reader. Here's how to make it.

Review: Cafe Irresistiblue, Cambridge

Cafe Irresistiblue is at the site of the Monavale Blueberries orchard, about 10 minutes' drive from Cambridge.

The country cafe is about 25 minutes' drive from Hamilton.

Ohaupo fundraising for centre

Chris Gatenby standing in front of the existing Ohaupo Rugby and Sports Club which will make way for a new complex to ...

Plans to create a home for sporting, community, and recreation groups are in the pipeline.

98-year-old vet we nearly forgot

Corporal Dennis Warner, middle, is looking forward to attending the Anzac Day dawn service in Cambridge, with RSA ...

Families urged to inform the RSA where war veterans are living in New Zealand, after case of man who moved to rest home.

The art of war (and tourism)

This image titled Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade at Clapham Junction 1917, on loan from the ...

An array of new exhibitions provide intrigue and enlightenment for visitors to Waikato Museum.

Sweet career change

Reporter Rexine Hawes with Sweet Treats owners Denise McIndoe and Danielle Ratcliffe.

Reporter finds her niche in cake decorating - but remains in journalism.

Holocaust testimony a life-changing experience

Massey High School teacher Saskia van Waargenburg originally from Matamata, attended Yad Vashem Holocaust Centre, Israel.

Visiting the World Holocaust Remembrance Center has changed a teacher's life.

DIY jobs for a rainy weekend

Make the most of your Easter weekend by getting onto the jobs you've been putting off all summer.

Make the most of this wet weekend by getting onto the jobs you've been putting off all summer.

Booth's blooming talents

Ashley Booth, 90, reckons he has some of the best chrysanthemums around.

Ashley Booth grows some of the best chrysanthemums around.

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