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NZ String Quartet to perform in Hamilton

The New Zealand String Quartet. From left, Helene Pohl, Douglas Beilman, Gillian Ansell and Rolf Gjelston.

Chamber Music New Zealand is celebrating New Zealand Music Month with three events in Hamilton.

Top songstresses have Waikato dates

Mel Parsons is coming to the Waikato on her New Zealand tour of her new album Drylands.

Two of New Zealand's best singer-songwriters are on their way to the Waikato.

What's On in May

Waikato Mini X Champs will be held in Tokoroa on May 31.

An array of events will be held in the South Waikato over May.

The transition into motherhood

It's only a few months away when Caitlin Wallace will transition into motherhood.

South Waikato News journalist will soon take on motherhood and in the process has found a greater appreciation for her own Mum.

From shy girl to McDell's opening act

Pukekawa's Natasha Galvin will open for Jamie McDell in her concert in Hamilton on Friday.

Always a shy girl at school, Natasha Galvin even surprised herself when she stepped on stage and sing in front of a crowd.

Review: University orchestra warms up winter

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REVIEW: Student performers deliver a polished concert.

Neighbourly keeps people connected

Te Kowhai resident Amanda Schaake with her daughter, Georgia. Schaake is a lead on and has worked tirelessly to keep her community connected.

Gone are the days of signing up to a local club as a means of getting involved in the community.

Pilates takes woman to ultra marathons

Mimi Robbins watches over Jenni Hoogeveen as she works out.

One Cambridge woman knows more about reforming her health and fitness levels than most.

Free comic book day

Mark 1 owner, Chris Lander, is getting ready for Free Comic Book day on Saturday.

Darth Vader is coming to Hamilton on Saturday.

Cat show comes to Ngaruawahia


Purring pussies of every colour and size, both long and short haired, will be putting their best paw forward at Ngaruawahia's first cat show.

Avantidrome, Wintec win architecture awards

Wintec's Engineering & Trades Facility won the education category at the awards.

A sporting facility and a learning environment were among the big winners at the  Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards.

Accessorise your life

Perfect your outfit – and your life – with these accessories and little luxuries. And while you decide what to get, keep mum in mind for some spoiling this Mother’s Day. Oakley has just launched a gorgeous range of 1970s-inspired sunnies that are just perfect for autumn, while Ketz-ke has some beautiful accessories to keep you cosy and stylish.

Top five things to do this weekend

Gwen Lyon, chairperson of the Hamilton Operatic Youth Council, and society member Jonathan Eyers check out costumes on offer at their giant garage sale on May 2.

A massive garage sale, a short piece of bilingual theatre and vintage wares. Here are this week's top five picks.

Alice joins gardens family

Friends of Hamilton Gardens unveil the new bronze Alice in Wonderland sculpture.

There was no hint of lateness from the Friends of Hamilton Gardens who gathered for the unveiling of the latest Lewis Carroll-inspired bronze work.

Hamilton: Living in an uncool city

Hamilton is home to Aimie Cronin and she's standing by it.

It may bear the brunt of many a joke, but there's a lot to love about Hamilton.

Bowling the last bowl

Vice president Bill Fullerton, right, and green keeper Richard Death are saying goodbye to their bowling club.

They've met rain or shine and through a war, but come May the Ohaupo Bowling Club will be no more.

Top five things to do this weekend

Hundreds of Hamilton residents are expected to attend's this year's Anzac Day Dawn Service at Memorial Park.

Anzac Day commemorations, rugby and a harvest festival. Here are this week's top five.

King brings humour to hard topic

Mike King talks about his Key to Life charity, through which he speaks to high school students about how he beat depression, at the Catholic Women's League conference in Matamata.

Former comedian discusses lifelong battle with depression but still manages to keep the crowd in stitches.

Doco sheds light on rural life

Farmer, rugby coach and dad Kelvin Thomas with his two 8-year-old boys Troy and Luke at his farm in Reporoa.

A new documentary looks at three pillars of men's lives in Reporoa – rugby, farming and mateship.

A bovine fairy tale

Peter Addison with champion ayrshire cow Talsen Danish on his Otorohanga farm.

Danish the Waikato ayrshire cow's life was turning to custard. But she's landed in a sweet spot.

On a distant rocky shore

Mass burial in 1919 at Chunuk Bair of New Zealand soldiers’ bones, gathered at Gallipoli.

Hamilton historian Richard Stowers heads back in time to tell the story of the Waikato Anzacs on Gallipoli.

Resistance to war revealed in doco

Te Kirihaehae (Princess) Te Puea Herangi

Waikato's resistance to war and the conscription that followed will be revealed in Anzac Day documentary.

Bilingual theatre at Waikato Uni

The Waikato University production is accessible for both deaf and hearing audiences.

A short piece of bilingual theatre, using NZ Sign Language, has been created and developed in Hamilton.

Waikato WWI Memorial of Fallen Soldiers

Waikato's roll of honour, commemorating the Anzac Gallipoli Landing Centenary.

This list has been created from consolidating information from five websites.

Remembering New Zealand's fight

George Bridgewater's great grandfather was a medic in WWI.

Olympic medallist not sure if he had the would have had the guts his great granddad showed.

What's On in the South Waikato

A range of events will be held in the South Waikato this Anzac day.

Find out what's happening in the South Waikato this week.

WWI artist's work on display

WWI artist Sapper Horace Moore-Jones, who taught and died in Hamilton.

Sapper Horace Moore-Jones is regarded as one of NZ's most influential wartime artists.

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Reporter Kirsty Lawrence decided it was time to spice up her life, so 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.

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