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Going batty over the Meteor's Pancakes

Pancakes director Louise Blackstock, left, with cast members Alice Kimber-Bell, Emma Koretz, Bronwyn Williams and Jacki Dawson.

There are bats and batter alike in the hospitality-themed new production at the Meteor Theatre.

Frankton: The Cinderella of Hamilton

The weekly Frankton Markets are a colourful attraction in the Hamilton Suburb.

No one in the history of Frankton walked more kilometres on its main street than Vinod Bhikha.

Equestrian excitement to unfold at Mystery Creek's Equidays

New Zealand leading riders will compete for major prize money, a highlight of the Show Jumping Spectacular on Friday night at Equidays

New Zealand’s favourite equine showcase is back this weekend at Mystery Creek Events Centre in Hamilton

Sonic adventure promised from trio

The Scots-Australian chamber folk trio, The String Contingent, is at Hamilton's Creative Waikato on Saturday.

Hamilton music lovers can expect a "sonic adventure" when touring acoustic chamber-folk trio The String Contingent perform in the city on Saturday, October 17.

Frustrated Hamilton man's rubbish protest

Hamilton man Talha Junaid left a household bag of rubbish at Hamilton City Council's main reception desk after his complaints about a dangerous dog went unanswered.

Repeated complaints about dangerous dogs frayed Talha Junaid's nerves and left him with a problem.

50,000 pages for Huntly

Literacy co-ordinator for Huntly College Donna Howells-Skoludek stands with Sione Nuisipepa, Karl Walters and librarian Janet Bate at the back, while Hayden Whippy, Matthew Vincent and Helex Herewini sit smiling at the front.

People around the world have pledged to read for Huntly on Wednesday.

Cambridge arts expert

Gary Mutton writes music, writes poetry and is writing a novel.

Cambridge's Gary Mutton has grown up with the arts.

Review: Vicar of Dibley worth the double

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Riverlea Theatre in Riverlea, Hamilton


Cafe Agora loves its neighbourhood

Campbell Forlong, director of Agora Community Trust, has spent his life trying to help others.

Donating all the profits from a business, even if there are none, might sound crazy. But that's what a Frankton cafe does.

Auction rooms feel the heat

Martin Cameron bids on behalf of a buyer at a Lugton's Real Estate auction.

They stand shoulder to shoulder, spilling into the foyer.

Weatherman Sam backs the black in Cambridge

TV One weatherman Sam Wallace brought more than just sunshine to Cambridge this morning.

Live weather crossover from Cambridge plaza

Coral aims high at video release show

Jon Toogood, known to New Zealand music fans as the frontman for heavy rock outfit Shihad and alternative collective The Adults, will bring his acoustic Planet of Sound tour to Raglan's Yot Club on Saturday night.

Rising star Coral Pitcher will take a leading role in a big weekend of live music in Hamilton and Raglan.

Parabola West launches new single

Raglan-based musician Parabola West will launch the video for her new single, Fire, at Auckland venue Galatos on October 16. But she's performing in Hamilton on Saturday night.

Raglan-based songwriter Parabola West has a Game of Thrones twist to her new single, Fire.

Child's play at Te Awamutu preschool

Pots and raised beds in a corner of Rosetown Preschool's outside area get a good soaking.

Nature is one of the most effective – not to mention fun, free and beautiful – of class rooms.

Whistle stop tour takes in garden sights

Travellers on the annual Dominion Post readers' train tour take in the sights of the Hamilton Gardens. From left, Jennifer Ward, Harry Ward, Pam Roselli and Gary Roselli.

Gary Roselli knew about the spectacular sights of Hamilton Gardens long before he stepped off his chartered coach.

Claudelands detractors told to 'move on'

More than 30,000 visited the Waikato Home and Garden Show at Claudelands Events Centre.

Fresh calls are being made to put Hamilton's Claudelands Events Centre on the block.

Fairfield set to thrive with new developments

Mike Rarere says with the new developments in the area, good schools and cheaper housing prices compared to other suburbs, Fairfield could become an attractive option for new families.

Could Fairfield become the next Ponsonby?

Vintage Read: Mark of the Lion, the Story of Charles Upham

Mark of the Lion was published in 1962.

Browsers bookshop owner Rachel Pope goes for a non-fiction oldie but goodie this week.

Garden Ramble on the way

Vicky Apps at one of the Garden Ramble gardens.

This year celebrates the 20th anniversary of the annual Home and Garden Ramble.

Summer foodie market to launch in Cambridge

Alfresco Bites organisers Taryn Lyford, left, and Emma-Louise Sinclair (Emma's Food Bag), right, with some of the food vendors. They are, from left, Danielle Miles of Good Cake, Sacha Letford of Serenda Espresso, and John Moughan of Mizzoni Pizza.

Summertime foodie market for Cambridge

Recipe for a road trip

Smoked kahawai, poached egg, bread and butter courgette, at Waihi Beach Hotel Eatery.

Here's a tasty collection of dishes from 50 Kiwi cafes.

Bar owners lash door plan

Hamilton bar owners say imposing a one-way door policy would create more work for police and aggro for club door staff.

A move to introduce a one-way door policy in Hamilton would be "hammer blow" to the city's downtown.

Springtime at Hamilton Gardens

Hamiton Gardens operations manager Gus Flower says the Indian Char Bagh Garden at Hamilton Gardens was spectacular during the spring months.

Pockets of happiness have been coming into full bloom at Hamilton Gardens.

Love and drugs themes of play reading

Alice Kennedy and Dave Taylor in a scene from the Carving In Ice theatre company's latest staged reading, The Effect, a story about drugs and love.

Hamilton theatre audiences will soon be able to experience new stories about drug trials, love, death and upper class excess.

Let off some steam in Thames

Tractor artist and driver, John McKeowen (Captain Steamo) with his band of bandits are full of steam and ready to punk out at the Steampunk The Thames festival in November.

Get your punk on at Steampunk The Thames festival this November.

Top five things to do this weekend

Pirongia Clydesdales are hosting a horse shoeing day on Saturday.

Classic cars, all things home, a half marathon and horses. Here are this week's top five picks.

Woman embraces website after move

Neighbourly joined the Waikato Home & Garden Show this year.

Megan Bevan joined Neighbourly to connect with her new community.

One-way door plan proposed for city pubs

A one-way door policy for Hamilton clubs and pubs is being considered by the city council.

Punters who leave Hamilton bars and pubs an hour before closing time could find themselves shut out.

Church calls for helping hand

Pastor Murray Smith in the centre of the upstairs section of Bridges Church, with the auditorium seen through the doors behind him.

Cambridge's Bridge's Church extends hand to the community

$14,000 for 'hurt and humiliation'

A digger driver has received a payout after being made redundant.

Redundant digger driver awarded thousands for "hurt and humiliation".

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