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Thirty-four in the frame for arts award

Misal Adnan Yildiz is the judge for this year's National Contemporary Art Award competition.

The finalists for this year's National Contemporary Art Award have been announced.

Equipment donated to community garden

Mitre 10 and New World helped Rocky Teepa with the Leamington Community Garden. From left: Logan McKenzie, Nicola ...

Thousands of dollars were raised for the Leamington Community Garden after the rotary hoe was stolen.

Icehouse, Tyler, Parsons on NZ summer tour

Eleven-time Grammy Award nominee and revered progressive rock producer Alan Parsons will be performing as The Alan ...

Three acts of yesteryear will be providing a summertime nostalgia trip in the holiday hotspots.

Cambridge volunteer group wins award

The Cambridge Cancer Society Volunteer Support Group. From left: Ros Macky, Bev Buchly, Richard Johnstone, Anita ...

The Cambridge Cancer Society Volunteer Support group received a Commendation Award.

Free pregnancy tests for all

Kelvin Liu and his wife, May Liu, gave away pregnancy tests to the public outside their business, Pure Souvenir NZ in ...

A shop owner decided to give his last shipment away for free. Two days later, they were gone.

A Taste of... The Lizard Cafe, Whatawhata

The brownie was the highlight of the meal.

 The 15 minute drive is worth it.

Tamahere boy wins prize for best bantams

Tamahere boy Thomas Giltrap has won a national prize for his Australorp bantams.

A ten-year-old boy from Tamahere has won a national award for his poultry.

Fisherman fined, loses boat

150316. News. Fishery Officers inspected a group of divers on the north coast of Kaikoura in possession of excess and ...

He was caught taking undersized lobsters, and went on to commit the same offence two days later.

Spark arts fest has varied line-up

Designer Emily Miller-Sharma is the brains behind fashion labels Liam and Ruby and is one of the guests at this year's ...

Luminaries from music, media, arts and design industries will feature in festival.

SuperGold Card meeting draws hundreds to Cambridge

Cambridge woman Florence Shearman, left, organised for Ministry of Social Development SuperGold card key account manager ...

Got a SuperGold Card? It's time to shop around for the best deals.

Hamilton to host three top theatre productions

Matthew Walker will make his debut as a theatrical director in Hamilton when he helms next month's production of Roger ...

Clear your diaries for a plethora of theatre productions coming to Hamilton

Knitting needles out in prison

Charlie van de Graaf, 39, is a volunteer who teaches inmates how to knit at Springhill Prison.

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we look at one volunteer who teaches knitting, crochet and origami to prison inmates.

Next level farm fashion video

A warrior style outfit was one of 40 entries in the Ag Art Wear competition for 2016.

'I didn't expect there to be one that kind of looks like a barn.'

The art of scoring freebies video

Free stuff with, from left, Maddie Donovan, 12, Lisa Turnwald, 11, and Ruby Clarke, 12, from Mount Maunganui Intermediate.

A school science trip turned into a study of flattery and freebies for these pupils.

New portico for theatre

Godfrey Saddler and Michael Cole building the portico at the Cambridge Gaslight Theatre.

After some 30 years in the planning, Cambridge's Gaslight Theatre finally has a portico.

SuperGold Card meeting set to attract hundreds

Wellington-based SuperGold Card specialist Tim Bryers will address the June 23 meeting in Cambridge.

SuperGold Card meeting in Cambridge likely to attract hundreds.

Spider-Man in Hamilton video

Staff chose the costume that Waikato Regional Council chief executive Vaughan Payne abseiled in.

This one calls himself Spidey-Vaughan.

Play dark but enticing

Riverlea Theatre in Hamilton.

REVIEW: Sam Edwards heads along to Riverlea Theatre's latest production and likes what he sees (and hears).

Cats on show in Ngaruawahia

Helen McCaig plans to enter her Kinkalow, Gaelic Fold and Munchkin cat, Tell Me A Story, front, in Sunday's cat show.

Ngaruawahia set to host felines galore for a cat show on Sunday.

Tokoroa man honoured in Queen's Birthday Honours list

Douglas Blair, 80, received a Queen's Birthday Honour for services to the community and theater.

 Douglas Blair is on the Queen's 90th Birthday Honours List for service to the community and theatre.

Patrons passport issue at Foundation

Foundation is at Te Awa, out at The Base.

A woman was turned away by a restaurant for not having her passport as a form of ID, but Hospo NZ said the restaurant did the right thing.

A love letter to plants

Monarch butterfly on a Dahlia coccinea.

Legendary plantsman Peter Cave may have taken a break from the nursery scene but his love of plants is still going strong.

A Taste of... Smith & McKenzie, Hamilton

A steak sandwich and a bowl of seafood chowder from Hamilton's Smith & McKenzie.

This New York-inspired steakhouse serves up some of the most tender beef steaks around.

Davey's moose coming to Fieldays video

Swazi co-founder, Davey Hughes, will display the moose he shot in Canada at the National Fieldays at Mystery Creek.

 "When you get up and close to an animal that size ... it just totally takes your breath away."

Hamilton sculptors selected as finalists

Katrina Jury from Hamilton is a finalist in this year's Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Awards. Here she is with her ...

Two Hamilton artists have been selected as finalists for the Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Awards.

Plastic bag fashion packs punch

Havilah Koledoye expects to use more than 300 plastic bags in her latest plastic gown creation.

Plastic bags to be fashioned into high-end gown.

Double celebration planned for Tree Trust

Tree Trust head Don Willoughby points to some of the plants grown on site.

Cambridge Tree Trust planning a double celebration.

Cambridge's call for bellringers

St Andrew's Church's bells need some new bellringers. Here, a much younger church verger Ian Dunn is pictured checking ...

Cambridge's St Andrew's Church is in need of more bellringers.

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.

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