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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.

'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.

Rotorua designers shine at Te Puia

A model takes to the runway wearing Leilani and Anastacia Rickard.

Rotorua's fashionistas were out in force on Saturday night as sell out crowd of 500 people took in the sights and sounds of Te Puia's inaugural Tiki Ahua fashion show.

Review: Lynda's Lunch Bar, Hamilton

Cooked noodles from Lynda's Lunch Bar.

Purchasing food from Lynda's requires good eyebrow movement, eye contact and pointing.

Parents lead by example

Dr Libby will be speaking in Hamilton on September 28 at Claudelands Event Centre.

 Dr Libby says it is up to the adults to educate children on what's good and bad food.

Play perfect for kids and adults

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What: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Who: Stories and More When: Sept 24 to Oct 2 Where: Meteor Theatre Works by: CS Lewis, adapted for the stage by Glyn Robbins Director: Cecilia Mooney Reviewer: Sam Edwards

Green-thumb for humanity video

Vera Farrant makes new plants from others' cast-offs: "If I can get the stock, I can do something with it – I can ...

Hamilton's Vera Farrant, 86, still wishes she could do more after raising thousands for a good cause.

Creative Waikato turns five

The Huntly West Shops Revitalisation Project was another endeavour facilitated by Creative Waikato.

Arts and the way to foster it for the region's creative advocates.

Play leaves girl terrified

A performance at the Riverlea Theatre left a Hamilton girl terrified.

Grandmother said children's play with a violent "nightmarish rabbit" should have had a warning about dark content.

Zookeeper family aid voted down

In a 7 - 6 vote, Hamilton city councillors voted no to an amendment of an additional $80,000 increase by council to the ...

Gordon Chesterman will again try for an extra payment to the Kudeweh family, despite losing a vote on Tuesday.

Beauty title wins unusual offers

Sunaina Chand, 23, got more than a crown when she won Miss IndiaNZ.

Winning Miss IndiaNZ didn't just secure the crown. There were some off-the-wall offers too.

Playing the Kiwi name game video

Hamilton Boys' High School international students, from left, Deco Pharanhok, 16, from Laos, Sean Bach, 17, from ...

With New Zealanders tending to struggle with Asian names, many foreign students give themselves a new one to help fit in.

Review: The Harbour House Cafe

The nachos ($15.50) had just the right amount of kick with tomato salsa, sweet chilli sauce, corn, beans, mince and ...

A miserable weekend didn't dampen the delicious food found at The Harbour House Cafe in Whitianga.

Paddles, pedals on the river

Paddlers in the Cambridge to Hamilton Paddle Race on Sunday turned the grey waters of the Waikato River into a streaky ...

It was supposed to be a paddle race - so what was an electric boat doing there?

Tongue of the Dog a hit

"Every time a new sculpture is unveiled in the city there's been a spike," Hamilton & Waikato Tourism chief executive ...

"Every time a new sculpture is unveiled in the city there's been a spike, people are drawn to it."

Barbershop harmonies delight

Jill Rodgers is the musical director of New Zealand's largest chorus, Mighty River Harmony.

REVIEW: The Mighty River Harmony Chorus shows off its barbershop harmonies at St Paul's Collegiate School.

McCahon designs feature in auction

Fine Art Society director Grant Bezett holds a lithographic portfolio of 15 drawings by Colin McCahon, one of the items ...

Works by New Zealand's most coveted artist are among a multitude of treasures on offer.

Life on the road made easy

The pop-top caravan has changed as Pamela George and Lenice Fizgibbon from Morrinsville found out from Lisa Leveridge, left.

It was unadulterated pleasure as thousands of people flocked to the New Zealand Motorhome, Caravan and Leisure Show.

Circus comes to town

Trevor Kelly is bringing his five-person circus, Kelly Brothers Circus, to Hamilton.

 At 15, Trevor Kelly ran away from his home to join the circus. Now he's created his very own circus and is touring the Waikato.

Maitland's Top 5

There's another Ranfurly Shield challenger coming to Hamilton this weekend.

Local body elections, Ranfurly Shield match, and a barbershop quartet. This is the top 5 things to do this weekend.

Mum's death spurs girl to gold

Sade Morrison-Kaipara's mum, Tamara Kaipara, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in November last year.

Sade Morrison-Kaipara's mum died during AIMS Games, but that didn't stop the 13 year old from playing on.

New attractions for Karapiro

Waipa mayor Jim Mylchreest gave the new slides the tick of approval.

Exciting new additions to Lake Karapiro were tested and approved by Waipa mayor Jim Mylchreest last week.

Maitland's Top 5

Seafood lovers get your tasty scallops this weekend at the 12th Whitianga Scallop Festival.

Scallop heaven, ABs test match and a real medieval battle!

Pumas arrive in the Tron

Lara Lantieri, nine, and Georgina Dodd, 10, dress in traditional Argentinian colours to welcome the Argentinian rugby ...

Argentina's fans headed to Civic Square to welcome the Pumas to Hamilton.

Horse club to celebrate 75 years

Hamilton Light Horse Club parade in the 1950s.

The Hamilton Light Horse Club is celebrating its 75th birthday.

TCDC mayor stands down

The 67 year old plans to "stay out of the way" for at least 12 months, spending time with his family.

"On my first day, I arrived at the office and it was bare. There was no handover, I wasn't told about any situations at all, there was no paperwork, nothing."

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