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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.

Mike 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.

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.

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

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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.

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