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Right attitude and drive gets you to top

Olympic rower Eric Murray and his dogs, Gucci and Smudge at a park in Cambridge.

'Enjoy it - have fun' is Olympic rower Eric Murray's advice to this year's Maadi Cup competitors.

Vintage Read: Darling Buds of May

First published in 1958, the Darling Buds of May is big on character, thin on plot.

Browsers bookshop owner Rachel Pope finds the original of an old TV show.

Good George partners with World Masters

Managing director Darrel Hadley at the Good George brewery in Frankton, Hamilton.

OPINION: Good George locks down the Masters Games, cementing its place as a household name, writes Simon Wood.

Foundation players enjoy anniversary

Roto-o-Rangi's finest 70-plus age group tennis players. Ross Riddell, Lawrence McDonnell,Colin Boyles, Colin Webber and ...

Roto-o-Rangi Tennis Club celebrates its 30th anniversary.

'More farmers need to talk'

Dairy farm manager Joshua Monks says more work needs to be done to encourage people to talk about depression.

Overcoming isolation of working on rural properties and businesses can help farmers deal with depression.

Merits a 'big deal' for Roto-o-Rangi farmer

Dairy farm manager Joshua Monks won three merit awards and was named runner-up to Dairy Manager of the Year.

Focus on health and safety is paramount for Waikato dairy farmer.

Community hall the heartbeat of Roto-o-Rangi

Roto-o-Rangi Memorial Hall still remains a focal point for community gatherings.

Every community needs a hub, a place to meet and in 1938, Roto-o-Rangi was one of those places.

Waikato man drought

The last Waikato man to win Rural Bachelor and lift the Golden Gumboot was Jeff Peek in 2014.

It appears there may be a lack of competitive men in the Waikato.

Tricks and tips to change a car tyre video

Reporter Kelley Tantau changes a tyre for the first time with the help from Harbans Singh at KW Motors.

Changing a car tyre in under 15 minutes, how hard can it be?

New Mesh sculpture planned

An artist's impression of the redeveloped Victoria on the River site in Hamilton.

Hamilton's next major public artwork will be located in the heart of the city.

Maitland's Top 5

The Zuru Night Glow is back at Waikato University on Saturday - weather permitting.

Old school cars, balloons glowing and medieval jousting - this is your Top 5 for the weekend.

A big year for Hamilton's Profs @ Woodlands

Prof's @ Woodlands co-owner Kate Wilson left a career as an intellectual property strategist to pursue her cafe dream.

When Hamilton couple Kate and Allan Wilson decided to swap their long-established careers to run a cafe, it was predictable that many people thought they'd gone bonkers.

Balloons over Waikato lift off

Spectators watched the balloons rise from around Lake Rotoroa, Hamilton, on Wednesday morning at the mass ascension for ...

Balloons dazzle onlookers.

Relief as council re-opens superloo

Cambridge superloo will flush back into action for Maadi Cup visitors.

The Cambridge superloo is to re-open its doors from next week.

Mat McLean's Waikato highlights

Palate's Mat McLean is a passonate man, whether it's about Hamilton, food, locally produced goods or food and wine matching.

Mat McLean 'couldn't boil water' when he went to chose to do a hospitality course at polytech. The passionate Hamilton chef now owns and runs Palate.

Review: The Verandah, Hamilton Lake

The Pasta of the Day at The Verandah at Hamilton Lake.

After a filling meal with great views the cafe at Hamilton Lake ticks the boxes.

An emotional launch of Trillian Trek

The Edwards family: Bronson, Raegan, Daniel, Talia and Tamzyn.

Trillian Trek uses Matamata home to launch its 2017 campaign.

Matamata cowboy heading to Australia

Kurtis Pertab, started out in rodeo riding calves.

Kurtis Pertab is a living, breathing cowboy from Matamata.

Public to have say on retention of public fountain

Matamata-Piako mayor Jan Barnes.

Council heads to public consultation over the future of Matamata's memorial fountain.

Epic hikoi puts pastor's faith to test

Phil Pawley on the Morrinsville to Waharoa leg of his hikoi from Waitangi to Waikanae.

Hikoi from Waitangi to Waikanae follows the path of Te Rongopai a Ruka.

More access for disabled people needed

This car park outside the Cambridge police station is narrow, leaving little room either side for people to safely ...

Wheelchair user asks Cambridge to improve accessibility for disabled people.

Hamilton could revisit one-way door policy

Hamilton City Council is considering introducing a one way door policy for bars and clubs. Patrons, bar owners and ...

Hamilton could revisit the plan to introduce a one-way door for pubs and restaurants.

Arts for Health's 30th birthday

Arts for Health tutor Ian Johnston works on his 'Fat Rat' art piece.

Arts for Health will celebrate their 30th birthday in style this April.

Beautiful, visual art form on stage

Alina Rajan, Melanie Jeyakumar and Sweta Bathu from Sutra Academy will perform Bharatanatyam, one of the oldest dance ...

´╗┐One of the oldest performing dance forms will be showcased in Hamilton.

Animals and pumpkins combine

What's this orange thing doing in my lounge?

What vegetable piqued the interest of lemurs, meerkats and kea at Hamilton Zoo?

Employees get the drop on their bosses

Deloitte partner Doug Wilson and Drop Your Boss contender Kelly Olsen stand outside the building Olsen will abseil in April.

There will be no stunt doubles descending the four story Deloitte building next month, just bosses.

Police turn off Blue Light programme

Te Rapa Primary School participated in the Bluelight PCT Challenge for many years, with great results. Students Kyan ...

A positive community policing event has been pulled from Hamilton schools' calendars due to lack of police numbers.

Flying a balloon - so simple video

Brown took a group up in his hot-air balloon on Friday morning, which he described as the perfect conditions for flying.

Mark Brown is gearing up for the annual Balloons Over Waikato, which begins on Wednesday.

Freshness and passion in old masters

Cello-piano duo James Tennant and Katherine Austin were among the NZ Chamber soloists performing to audience acclaim in ...

For those familiar with Beethoven and Dvorak, there was enlightenment and creative astonishment.

Transport me to medieval times

Children aged between 7-13 from the Waikato Waldorf School, dress up in costume ready for the Medieval Carnival at the ...

When you walk into Waldorf School next weekend you will be transported to another world.

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