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Romance a reporter video

Reporter Kirsty Lawrence decided it was time to spice up her life, so with the help of MoreFM Taupo she was sent on a series of dates.

Top five things to do this weekend

Knowing how to swim is important in Raglan and this weekend's bridge to bridge aims to highlight that.

Are you willing to brave the cold snap in search of weekend activities? Look no further - here are this weekend's top five picks.

Health apps may misdiagnose

An increase in smartphone health apps has health professionals worried.

An increase in smartphone health apps is worrying health professionals.

Agent escapes penalty for termite house


A real estate agent's conduct in the sale of a home infested with termites has been ruled unsatisfactory by the Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA).

Greatest wedding venue ever? video

Kiwi couples are lining up to get married in this living, green church in the Waikato.

Kiwi couples are lining up to get married in this living, green church in the Waikato.

Fifty Shades of Grey read at live wake video

Glennis du Chatenier and life-long friend Pam Lawson-Wilde wade through the Waikato River as part of the send-off

A very-much alive Waikato woman listened as a page from Fifty Shades of Grey was read aloud at her own wake.

From hard times to Miss World NZ

Ceri McVinnie is a contestant in the Miss World New Zealand pageant - and she has an important message.

"I've been in an abusive relationship and I'd like to inspire other girls who were in the same situation."

Meet the new Miss Pinup NZ

Anjelique Jones was named Miss Pinup NZ 2015 at The Very Vintage Day Out on Saturday.

Retro beauty Anjelique Jones has been named Miss Pinup NZ.

The Monastery closes its doors

The Monastery retreat offered treatment to people who had suffered in the Christchurch earthquake.

A wellness centre that has been the lifeline for men and women across New Zealand has closed its doors.

Jess's wish comes true

Ed Sheeran takes a mega selfie with leukaemia sufferer Jess Knight (bottom middle) and her friends.

Ed Sheeran makes a young leukaemia sufferer's dreams a reality.

A path to well-being

Pam Smith

Danielle Heyns finds out what tai chi is all about.

On trend: Annah Stretton

Danielle Heyns speaks to Annah Stretton about her luscious, ladylike winter 2015 collection, All Is Pretty, divided into Daywear, Party and Lace. We show a mix of the three

Doctor Who star heads down under

Karen Gillan will head down to New Zealand later this year.

Karen Gillan, the flame haired actress who breathed life into Doctor Who's travelling companion Amy Pond, is coming to New Zealand.

Top five things to do this weekend

New Waikato Show returns to Claudelands Arena in Hamilton for a three-day extravaganza.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are Stacey Oliver's top picks.

Retro beauty pins hopes on title

"Last year it was won by an Aucklander so I need to bring it back home to the Waikato."

A Hamilton woman is shedding her diner uniform for couture in a bid for the coveted Pinup New Zealand title.

Hamilton's robot revolution

Robot uprisings have been the material for many Hollywood movies, such as the 2004 film I, Robot starring Will Smith. Now Hamilton theatre audiences will have the opportunity to see the 1921 play that started it all.

The play that brought the word "robot" into the word is to be staged in the city known as The Tron.

Daily summit slog satisfies video

Hakarimata Range is a range of hills on the western edge of Ngaruawahia township.

Tackle the Hakarimata Summit track on any given day and you will likely run into Ngaruawahia man Reg Hohaia.

Top five things to do this weekend

The Eatery owner Melissa Renwick will put on her bunny ears on Sunday for the second annual Easter Egg Hunt in Rototuna.

Looking for something to do this long weekend? Here are our top five picks.

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a... chair?

Balloon builder Barb Smith's hot air balloon fits on the back of a ute.

On an antique wool classing table in Australian desert land, Barb Smith brings her sky chariots to life.

Play celebrates Hamilton hero

Actor David Sutcliffe features in a play about the life of home-grown Hamilton hero, World War I soldier and artist Sapper Horace Moore-Jones.

The life of World War I soldier and artist Sapper Horace Moore-Jones is being celebrated in a new play.

Top five things to do this weekend

House of Pain kickboxers Jordan Forlong and Carlos Hicks prepare for Knees of Fury in Hamilton on Saturday.

There's a smorgasbord of events to keep you busy this weekend in the Waikato.

Balloons' beauty wows crowd video

24032015 News Photo: Rebekah Parsons-King/Fairfax NZ. Balloons over Waikato day one.

Waikato fog may have delayed the Balloons Over Waikato lift-off but it didn't stop the graceful flyers getting in the air.

Lofty love caught in pics gallery

PHOTO OPP: An extended wedding shoot culminated in pictures taken at Balloons over Waikato.

A Malaysian couple's extended wedding photo shoot draws to a close high above Waikato in a hot air balloon.

Up, up and away video

30032014. Photo: MIKE SCOTT/Fairfax NZ.  The Aoraki MET balloon piloted by Duncan Matheson of Hamilton, flies on Sunday during the final event of the Balloons over Waikato festival.

Balloons Over Waikato is an annual fixture on most Waikato people’s calendars.

Hamilton man loses 150kg

BIG ACHIEVEMENT: Wiremu Bayliss, 39, from Forrest Lake, Hamilton, has spent the last three-and-a-half years giving his all to lose 150kg. Today, he swam the State Sand to Surf swim at Mount Maunganui.

An ultimatum from his wife spurred him on, and today, a fit, healthy Wiremu Bayliss competed in the Sand to Surf Swim.

Top songwriter has winery date

Much of Greg Johnson’s music is considered to be among the finest this country has produced. The 47-year-old singer-songwriter is performing at Vilagrad Winery in Ohaupo on Sunday.

The Vilagrad Winery in Ohaupo is establishing a reputation as a performance venue for quality New Zealand musicians, with another big name performing there on Sunday.

Pianist promises superb performance

Piano maestro Jan Preston will perform at The Verandah at Lake Rotoroa on Sunday afternoon.

She helped form a Coup D'Etat in 1980 and now she is coming to Hamilton's Lake Rotoroa to play boogie woogie piano music on Sunday afternoon.

Top five things to do this weekend

Competitors in the 2014 Turangawaewae Regatta looking fierce on the Waikato River.

120 years of regatta, a doggy fun day, school gala and markets galore.

Who are these women?

Do you know any of these women? ?The portrait is on display at Waikato Museum.

Their identities are a mystery, the photographer is unknown, as is the year the portrait was taken.

A cross-dressing conundrum

IN HIS COURT: Anais Demoustier and Romain Duris in The New Girlfriend.

French director Francois Ozon talks about how he got the romantic lead his new film into a dress and heels.

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