Life & Style

Four-year term for Government needed

Former National MP John Luxton, during a recent visit to Cambridge in the Waikato, hopes families will take time to ...

Former National MP reckons Winston Peters 'holds the cards' to next election.

Maitland's Top 5

Katchafire are back in the Tron Friday night, playing at Altitude bar.

Concerts and performances, netball and a food fundraiser. This is your Top 5.

A homely village

Maungakawa residents Pat and Marie Coles have watched the growth of houses in their village but the sense of community ...

It might be a bit wide eyed, but this small Waikato village thinks they have it all.

From horse stables to successful restaurant and winery

Ohinemuri Winery has six varities of wine on offer.

Humble beginnings - Ohinemuri Winery & Restaurant was built in a horse stable.

The 40 NZ dishes you must try

The Nest, by L'oeuf.

How many of these 40 dishes can you tick off?

Review: Timber town comfort food

The quintessential small town breakfast, an omelette ($15.40) and coffee ($3.60), from Sweet Rose Cafe, Tokoroa.

Skip the bakehouses along State Highway 1, Sweet Rose Cafe is the "place to be" in Tokoroa.

Stephanie Lynch's Waikato highlights

Sweetree Honey keeps Stephanie Lynch busy. "I'm doing all sides here, not just finance, and I love it – the production, ...

Perhaps it's the lifestyle that gives Stephanie Lynch her calm and contented manner, her air of fulfilment.

Nervous wait for builder

Sentinel Homes directors Nate Alley and Del Hart relax on the deck of their entry in the  Registered Master Builders ...

For anyone who is waiting for a knock on the door it can be a nervous time.

New art studio for family

One of Chrissy Taylor's paintings.

A Cambridge woman and her three talented daughters have opened a new art gallery.

No liquor licence for rugby club

Inspectors found buckets overflowing with empty beer bottles and cans at the club who didn't have a licence to sell ...

Police successfully opposed the Alcohol Licence application for the Kihikihi Rugby Club.

Mark Kerr walks for life video

Mark Kerr walks along the scenic Hauraki Rail Trail near Paeroa as part of his  journey the length of the country to ...

Mark Kerr has already worn out two pairs of shoes on his 3000km journey for St John.

Maitland's Top 5

The Warriors are in town on Friday for their first official home game in Hamilton, against the St George Illawarra ...

Warriors game, women's lifestyle expo and Legally Blonde the Musical. This is your Top 5.

$350,000 raised for Hospice

Over 900 people from the Waikato attended the annual event, with main sponsor Montana Catering providing the food and ...

$348,443 was raised at the Hospice Waikato and Montana Catering Bucketlist Banquet on Thursday night.

When a builder builds

Builder Nick Holcroft wanted to move back into Hamilton after spending nearly two decades living in the country. His dog ...

Hamilton home in contention for House of the Year makes a builder's dreams come true.

30 years of fun, friendship and fitness

Pukekohe Fitness League's Nina North has been an instructor for 60 years. 30 of those have been with the league, which ...

From throwback hits, to plenty of friendship, the Pukekohe Fitness League has it all.

Mercury music fest set to rock

Returning to the Mercury Music Festival is the popular Miho's Jazz Orchestra.

Whitianga will be transforming into a Village of Music over Queen's Birthday weekend.

Candidates begin campaigns

Sam Taylor, Hamilton East Green Party candidate.

National, Labour and the Green parties put forward candidates for Hamilton East.

Miltons Canteen: fancy but funky

Both the sammy and the baguette were filling.

REVIEW: Get a milkshake - we are still raving about it.

Mass tree poisoning in Coromandel

Overall, 67 trees will have to be removed from Waiponga Reserve, Opoutere after 47 were vandalised.

Single biggest act of vandalism ever seen by council as more than 40 trees "selfishly destroyed".

Banquet celebrates life

Hospice Waikato chief executive Craig Tamblyn gears up for the fifth annual banquet, with Montana Catering chefs, who ...

The banquet held at the Claudelands Event Centre is a "showcase of generosity".

Support for aged men

Matamata Men's Shed members Max McKillop, Geoff McMillan, Derek Chilman and Norval Ackerman

Matamata's Men's Shed is seeing a decline due to ailing health.

Council cops it over fluoridation

The DHB will to decide whether Waipa needs fluoride in its water supply.

The DHB will to decide whether Waipa needs fluoride in its water supply.

At home with artist Angus Walker

Angus Walker, artist and festival worker.

"I've always painted. Mum started framing my things when I was about 7 or 8."

Balzat star of Cellophonics

Cellist Matthias Balzat.

REVIEW: Sam Edwards says Cellophonics as good as any professional group.

Hamilton Zoo to offer camp stays

Would you want to wake up next to a giraffe?

Recreate your own safari experience overlooking the (Hamilton Zoo) savannah.

Neighbours at war over dirt

Neil Pitts said David Reid Homes have caused dirt on his side of his property to be moved, exposing his main water and ...

The neighbour said the dirt was intentionally moved but builders say they've done nothing wrong.

Fashion from 1960s relived video

Monique Webb took a break from her work as Hospice Waikato fundraising and events co-ordinator, to model some garments ...

Fashion event highlights work of Hospice Waikato.

The bands of yore are back

The Chills - James Dickson, Todd Knudson, Erica Scally, Oli Wilson and Martin Phillipps - can be seen and heard at The ...

The Chills, The Bats and Head Like a Hole are heading to Hamilton and Raglan

Going for baroque

A performance at St Peter's Cathedral had the reviewer pondering life with a music department.

Sam Edwards finds deeper meaning behind a performance to cherish.

Maitland's Top 5 this weekend

The HGHS Hawai'ian stage at Pasifika by Nature last year. The show is held on Saturday at the Claudelands Arena

Check out events around the Waikato this week including plenty of shows and sports.

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