Life & Style

Review: A gourmet picnic basket

The gourmet basket takes all the work out of a picnic in the park, though some dishes were better than others.

Pick it up and you're ready for lunch in the Hamilton Gardens.

Couple donates $186,000 ambulance to St John

The ambulance is worth $186,000.

A kind-hearted Cambridge couple has bought the local St John unit a brand new ambulance.

Maitland's Top 5 this weekend

The Hamilton Christmas Parade is on this Sunday on Anglesea Street.

Take your kids to the Santa Parade, your workmates to the races, or your partner to the comedy show.

Smash that shuttlecock

Waikato Badminton chief executive TJ Weistra says badminton is a great sport for improving people's well-being. His ...

Fancy smashing a shuttlecock? Your heart will thank you.

Gifting: there's a knack for that

"Gifts are meant to be somehow symbolic and have a meaning, beyond the dollar value, of course. So if you get a really ...

Christmas trees and stockings are going up around the world, waiting for presents.

Virtual love story turns into reality video

The pair have been together for about 18 months and got engaged in October.

She didn't hate the player and she didn't hate the game.

Pak 'n Save Santa not so sweet

Peter Taratoa said Pak 'n Save's Christmas display of Coca-Cola products is not a good look, promoting sugary drinks to  ...

Taking back Santa: One man's mission to bring down Hamilton's Coca-Cola Christmas display.

Boulder movie rolling in

A scene from This Giant Papier Mache Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy.

Prospective attendees are advised to don their best space uniforms for special event.

Cake of a different kind for birthday celebration video

The finished masterpiece, a cheese tower.

Artisan shop Over The Moon Deli is celebrating their first birthday in style - with a cheese tower that looks like a birthday cake.

Suzy Monds doesn't do times she does bucket lists

Suzy Monds said while she was in Greenland, she had to make sure no skin was exposed because of the risk of frost bite.

Suzy Monds doesn't enter marathons to beat a personal best, in fact she doesn't even care about what her times are.

Opinion: Behind the Scenes with Claire Ashton

Waikato writer and film-maker Claire Ashton.

Opinion: Waikato writer and film-maker Claire Ashton gives readers an insight into New Zealand's movie industry.

Tyson Downing's Waikato highlights

Tyson Downing, left, and Graeme Rogerson at Manuka Brothers headquarters.

Tyson Downing is not a magician, although a cup of Manuka Brothers' coffee might lead you to suspect otherwise.

Review: Madam Woo, Hamilton

Tiger Prawn Dumplings from Madam Woo, Hamilton.

This reviewer doesn't utter such a word lightly, but there it is: "perfection".

City must learn to save water

Hamilton City Council says water conservation measures will be put in place this summer.

Water conservation measures loom as the summer weather heats up.

More than 65,000 steps for mental health

Haylee Mickleson raised money for Youthline by climbing 1300 steps 23 times.

Haylee Mickleson is helping people battle mental health, one step at a time.

Student explores avenues to rebuild te reo and tikanga

Tiriana Anderson, a University of Waikato student who is researching tikanga.

A University of Waikato student is looking at why certain Māori traditions exists and how colonisation has influenced tikanga.

River rescue remains mystery after 36 years

Graeme and Kate Jacobsen. Graeme was presented with a certificate recognising his 40 years as a member of the ...

Graeme Jacobsen's police work as a photographer, diver and search and rescue team member recognised.

American horror story

From interning with film and television studios to writing her own shorts, features, and even a web series, Shoshana ...

What's it like being an immigrant, a woman, and a racial minority in Trump's America?

Grant ensures Meteor future

The future is looking bright for the Meteor Theatre after receiving a regional grant that will pay for  renovations and ...

The future of the inner-city theatre is now ensured, National MP Tim Macindoe said at the reception where the grant was announced.

Maitland's Top 5

This Saturday, a new easy stage mountain bike track opens in Raglan.

Don't freak out: It's December already. That means summer, Christmas soon and the end of another year. I'll let that sink in.

Booze delivered in an hour

Brew Te Rapa supplies the alcohol to Divneet Bindra's new business, Brewbound, distributes the alcohol people's front ...

People in Hamilton can have alcohol delivered within an hour to their front door.

Arts fest line-up revealed

Warren Maxwell from TrinityRoots will be among the talent taking part in the Bob Marley concert at the Hamilton Gardens ...

Music, arts and culture aficionados in the Waikato are advised to clear their diaries from February 17 to 26.

Whangamata bakery rises to help

Kaikoura Bakery owner, Sophia Smedley, was "blown away" by the generous offer by Oliver's Bakery in Whangamata.

Oliver's Bakery in Whangamata will donate their day's takings to Kaikoura Bakery on Friday.

Reporter nails velodrome challenge

All smiles before the reporter challenge as Mike Bain heads to the track

Cambridge Edition reporter Mike Bain was challenged to ride around the Avantidrome.

Review: Daikoku, Hamilton

My gourmet lunch of salad, teppan vegetables, chicken, rice, prawns and the famous yum-yum sauce.

The entertainment at the teppanyaki restaurant was a big part of the lunch experience.

Nelda Nooyen's Waikato highlights

Nelda Nooyen is part of a close-knit family. She runs Vilagrad Winery with her husband and three sons on the land her ...

Through blood, sweat, tears, and love, Nelda Nooyen enjoys the best of two worlds.

Hamilton Christmas Parade

Santa and his reindeer are back in Hamilton next Sunday for the annual Christmas Parade.

Hamilton's Christmas Parade kicks off at 3pm on Sunday, December 11, on Anglesea Street.

Kai for Kaikoura

Hamilton Gardens will host the lunch at 12pm, on Tuesday, December 13.

Get your tickets for a four course meal, with proceeds going to the Red Cross Kaikoura Earthquake Appeal.

Haylee's 21,000 Steps for Smiles

Haylee Mickleson.

Haylee Mickleson will climb more than 21,000 steps in 24 hours for mental health awareness.

More people seeking food bank's help

Volunteers Cindy Mohn, relief manager Deanna Bosenius and Louisa Humphrey pack together a food parcel.

Hamilton Combined Christian Food Bank aims to make Christmas a little brighter for Hamilton people experiencing hardship.

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