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Turmeric lattes hit Hamilton

Liz Downing with her turmeric lattes.

Local honey, organic cinnamon, turmeric, black pepper, water and coconut milk - yum.

Insightful account of war

The Waikato war of July 1863 to April 1864 was the defining conflict in New Zealand history.

REVIEW: Book explores one of the nations neglected parts of history - the invasion by the British of the Waikato in 19th century.

Historic gates in Cambridge to move

Thomas Wells has gates built after him in Cambridge.

The decision has been made to move Lake Te Ko Utu's historic gates into a more prominent place.

Kapa haka kids

Faces of the past and the future graced the stage at the Tainui Kapa Haka Primary School Regionals on Saturday at the ...

They might have been small and young, but they filled the Claudelands Events Centre with their powerful performances.

Asian spices in suburbia

From left, Amy Leung, Jordan Ji and Lisa Liamg cook up some delicious treats at the Asian Food and Cultural Gala in ...

Spicy, salty, bitter, sweet and sour: It was all there for the taking - and the tasting - at this Asian food festival.

Breathe easy through Egyptian yoga video

Ninakaye Taane-Tinorau has started up the first Kemetic Yoga classes in New Zealand.

Reducing stress may be as easy as breathing in, and breathing out.

Review: Jam At Queenwood

The delectable waffle fries we ordered from Jam At Queenwood.

Lunch review.

Artist creates magnificent sculptures from scrap metal video

Marti Wong makes finishing touches on his launching dragon sculpture.

One person's scrap metal is Marti Wong's work of art.

Restaurant offers specialty brew

Rick Keehan serving his recently-brewed "Escape the Boss" lager at Ploughman's restaurant in Rainbow Point.

There's a fresh new brew in Taupo, have you tried it?

New mural for CBD

The mural will be up while construction at the site is underway.

Hamilton CBD is getting more vibrancy, thanks to an Invercargill graffiti artist.

Review: Paddock, Cambridge

The pork belly burger and green juice from Paddock.

It's a funky as muck cafe on the corner of Victoria St in Cambridge.

The porn identity

Most women under 30 know all about unwelcome images sent to them digitally.

Ever switched on your phone and been confronted by a picture of a penis?

Our chicken addiction

Kiwis rank seventh in the world for chicken consumption, the OECD says.

Kiwis have a serious hankering for drumsticks, breasts and wings.

Josh Emett's Waikato highlights

Josh Emett with wife Helen at home with kids Louis and Finn.

"I had a fantastic childhood; it was bliss."

Boatmobile fondly remembered years on

If you were in the Waikato in 1970, then you might remember the Boatmobile. 

What's the secret to long-lasting marriage?

Shirley and Les Davidson have been married for 65 years.

What's the secret to 65 years of marriage? Teamwork and trust, say one Hamilton couple. 

Review: The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show had audiences dancing in the aisle at Hamilton Operatics' Clarence St production.

This was such an entertaining evening that the critic became a little disturbed to find himself singing when he should have been keeping notes.

Cambridge homes among top builds

Urban Homes 286 sq metre show-home in St Kilda, Cambridge constructed in part from recycled Christchurch bricks listed ...

Four Cambridge built homes have been named in the country's top 100 builds for New Zealand.

'King of home shows' to be remembered

The stone memorial for founder of the Waikato Home and Garden Show, Graham Hannah, will be on display during the show at ...

"He'd be so proud. I'm extremely excited about the next 30 years of the Waikato Home and Garden Show."

Tradies and DIY enthusiasts, rejoice

Construction of the new Mitre 10 Mega on the corner of Ruakura Road and Wairere Drive, Hamilton, is well under way.

A second Mitre 10 Mega store is under construction in Hamilton East.

Parliament set to get cheesey

Mount Eliza Cheese owner Jill Whalley is getting ready to take her cheese to parliament to campaign for a level playing ...

Food safety costs unreasonable and unnecessary for small producers says cheesemaker.

Lemon curd, anyone?

Hamilton Gardens volunteer Jennifer Neems and business development manager Malcolm Hazelton with the lemon curd and ...

Eggs, honey, oranges, tomatoes, herbs and spices - all produced at Hamilton Gardens - are made into yummy souvenirs.

Flying high in Rotorua

This tourist attraction, named the best in NZ, allows you to sing and swing with the native birds.

This tourist attraction, named the best in NZ, allows you to sing and swing with the native birds.

Firms look to ditch Auckland

Hamilton is looking more attractive for businesses based in Auckland.

With increasing costs in Auckland, business owners are starting to look south to Hamilton.

MKR winner shares Waikato's best

Neena Truscott and her husband Chris enjoying the Waikato outdoors.

'Safer speed' for Waitomo

The notorious intersection on State Highway 3 near Waitomo in 2012.

From Wednesday, the speed limit will now be 80 km/h.

Woman with albinism in epic adventure video

Shannon Cleave is not going to let low vision stop her.

Shannon Cleave has never let low vision slow her down. Now she's embarking on an epic 700km adventure.

Pay to be locked up

Steve Mead locks people in a room for a living.

Fancy paying to get locked in a room with only an hour to escape?

Sending Christmas joy to third world countries

Cambridge High School is kicking off Operation Christmas Child again this year, joining with St Peter's Catholic and ...

For some it might be too early to think about Christmas - but not those wanting to help children in third world countries enjoy the holiday.

Hearty reunion for dog, owner

Dog reunion

Family's British bulldog went missing months ago. They'd given up hope, but then came a phone call that made their day.

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