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Waikato property projects celebrated

Waikato and Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards 2016 include this project in the Housing category: Crosson Architects The ...

Holiday homes and retreats prominent in annual architectural awards

'Don't judge a town by its chlamydia stats'

250315 . News . Photo: Peter Drury/ Fairfax NZ.
Balloons over Waikato .The mass ascention lifts off over Hamilton Lake.

OPINION: I moved to Hamilton without knowing what to expect.

Theft a blow to community garden

Rocky Teepa said people grow all sorts of food in the Cambridge Community Garden, including silverbeet, tomatoes, beans ...

A Cambridge man's efforts to help the community tarnished by theft.

Robyn's keeping an eye on Edinburgh

Robyn Paterson, pictured in a publicity shot for The Generation of Z, a zombie-themed thriller that was staged in London ...

Hamilton actress is performing in her own family-themed one-woman play in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Police uncover cannabis

Te Awamutu police unexpectedly came across cannabis drying in a shed on Sunday evening, and posted it on their Facebook page.

Police uncovered cannabis in a Te Awamutu shed on Sunday evening.

Be a firefighter for a day

The morning will be recruit training and the afternoon will be on-station life, say hosts Aaron Waterreus, left,​ and ...

Car accidents and hotel fires after a just a morning of training - all for a cause.

Afghan sisters make NZ home

Safety concerns forced Habiba Bakhtiari, left, and daughters Maryam and Sara to flee Afghanistan. They have been in New ...

Skateboarding and 10-pin bowling are part of their new lives.

She said yes! video

Kristy Dennis and Josiah Roberts  got engaged rather publicly.

 Breakfast and a ring for Hamilton woman Kristy Dennis.

Freeloading campers flee fines

Many freedom campers trek to the Coromandel over summer - most from overseas.

Freedom campers are not paying their fines, then ditching the country. But there's a bigger issue.

A Taste Of... Crazee Cow Cafe

Chicken Bacon Burger from Crazee Cow Cafe, Morrinsville

Not a bad burger stop if you're passing through Morrinsville.

Theatre group set sights on Nelson

Simone Walker and Mel Odedra also feature in Swimming with Whales in Tonga.

The people behind a theatrical black comedy have set their sights on a season in Nelson.

Convincing liars rewarded at gala

David Cooney presents Amy Martin with her award as the second place getter in the 2016 Cooney Insurance Short Story ...

 Tellers of the best 'convincing lies' are rewarded for their efforts in Cambridge-based short story competition.

Tongue of the Dog unleashed outside museum

An artist's design for the three-storey high sculpture The Tongue of the Dog, created by world-renowned New Zealand ...

New artwork tipped to become a symbolic representation of Hamilton.

From flab to fit: 44kg down and counting video

Brett Wallace lost 44 kgs, going from a size 3XL to a medium/large.

Brett Wallace has lost 44kg by counting calories and exercise. And a little help from his friends.

Review: Onyx, Cambridge

The Vietnamese chicken salad might be a local favourite, but we were not impressed.

A taste of … Onyx Cafe & Bar, 70 Alpha Street, Cambridge.

Volunteers are bloody good

Eddie and Hazel Mollier have been New Zealand Blood Bank volunteers for three years, serving tea and coffee and a laugh ...

Couples who volunteer together stay together and this couple proves it.

Star-studded concert raises funds for Cambridge High

Revered musician Ritchie Pickett died in 2011.

A concert will be held in Cambridge to acknowledge country rock musician Ritchie Pickett and raise money for Cambridge High School.

Yolo solo in New Zealand

Clifton enjoys the outdoors, and plans to return to Hillcrest High for 15 weeks on Great Barrier with Year 10 students, ...

You only live once is the motto of a 38 year old who has thrown off her job and her house and set her sights on travelling.

It's twilight in Kakahi video

It's better late than never for Blinks Smith, who after 58 years meets his siblings and discovers his Kakahi roots.

Blinks Smith comes home to Kakahi to find a town that's falling asleep.

Who's been sitting in my seat? video

Jason Howarth wants clearer rules on general admission tickets at Chiefs games after people refused to move from his ...

When season ticket holders arrived to watch the Chiefs, they were told to "f... off" by a man sitting in their seats.

Croatian music set to delight carnival crowds

Cambridge nonagenarian and keen videographer, Jack Salle, with one of his DVDs featuring his own journey to New Zealand ...

Cambridge nonagenarian looking forward to musical segway down memory lane.

Santa homeless in Hamilton

Chairman of the Hamilton Christmas Trust, Simon Scott, is on the hunt for a 250 square meter tidy, large space for Santa ...

Ho, Ho - No. Christmas Parade could be cancelled if Santa can't find a new home.

It's a dog's life at Bark in the Park

Great Dane Tui was fully decked out for Hamilton's Bark in the Park festival.

Every man and his dog brought their play mates down to enjoy ball throws, agility courses and doggy treats.

Families flock to Waikato Show

Thousands enjoyed the New Waikato show over the weekend, which included something for every member of the family.

Big winners at Waikato Show at the weekend.

Kids love fish

From left, Sophie Howse, Maxwell Howse, Jo Haakma,   Emma Knight (in the red T-shirt)  and Isabel Paul check out the ...

Hamilton Aquatic Expo was jam packed on Saturday, but if you missed the action, it's on again on Sunday.

'More than meets the ear' to new music coalition

The Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra performed with the Hamilton Festival Chorus at the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival.

Who orchestrates the orchestras? A new umbrella organisation does now.

Selling up and sailing away video

Rob Galloway and Marie de Jong are selling up The Silos on Raglan's waterfront, freeing the couple up to sail the world ...

The Raglan couple who own The Silos are planning their ocean-going adventure.

Waikato Show to debut awards

Waikato Show organiser Carina Dooley, with Anglo Nubian Goats Shiney and Coco in the background.

The Waikato Sshow starts Friday and runs Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 5pm.

A Taste of... Foundation Bar, Hamilton

The Thai Chicken Salad at Foundation Bar, Hamilton.

Try one of Hamilton's well-established restaurants, Foundation Bar.

Country villa's lonely listing

There has been interest in the old villa but she's never sold.

A century-old villa boasting four bedrooms, a pool and a tree-lined driveway hasn't found a buyer for nearly a decade.

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