Riders' fatal collision

Traffic was backed up near the scene of the fatal crash north of Tokoroa.

12:10 PM  Two motorbike riders who died in a crash collided with each other head-on, police say.

Matariki-inspired waka sculpture

Lighting and sound on the sculpture will change based on information from a network of sensors.

11:50 AM  An interactive steel structure is planned for Hamilton's Ferrybank precinct.

Body find a local man

Police officers scour Papamoa beach where a man's body washed up on Thursday morning.

11:31 AM  The body of a 60-year-old local man has been found on Papamoa beach in Tauranga.

Trailer load of chips crashes

State Highway 27 is under Stop-go after a truck and trailer crashed.

11:28 AM  A refrigerator truck full of frozen chips has overturned blocking part of a Waikato highway.

Raffle ticket ruse

The group have approached residents in Chartwell, Queenwood, Rototuna and northern suburbs of Hamilton.

The group is going door to door selling raffle tickets for a school trip, but local schools have no trips planned.

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Taupo Times

Business awards return with new format

Catie Noble and Kylie Hawker-Green welcome businesses to sign-up for the ServiceIQ Great Lake Taupo Business Awards. ...

The annual Great Lake Taupo Business Awards returns in 2017 – revamped and reinvigorated.

Property value tax garners interest

Gareth Morgan, leader of The Opportunity Party, says wage earners are suckers and property owners should be taxed.

Talk of a tax on property values perked up a Taupo crowd on Tuesday evening.

South Waikato News

Towering movie prop faces unhappy ending

From left Tokoroa Airfield users David Rio, Bruce Simpson, and Gordon Hudson.

A 1980s movie prop tower has become a landmark at the Tokoroa Airfield but it could soon fade into oblivion like the movie it was made for.

Working-class man stands for Labour

Ala' Al-Bustanji  has thrown his hat into the ring as Labour's Taupo Electorate candidate.

The Labour Party's new Taupo Electorate candidate is standing for everyday New Zealanders.

Ruapehu Press

Recent migrant celebrates 101st birthday

Violet Whatley celebrated 101-years with friends and family.

She moved halfway around the world, at the age of 96, to be closer to her daughter in Taumarunui.

Raetihi residents urged to have a say in concept plans launch

Christmas Parade in Raetihi.

Raetihi residents will get the chance to have their say as plans for the town centre are revealed this week.

Rotorua Review

Toi Ohomai scheme a cut above

The Toi Ohomai students said the session was a reminder of why they wanted to make hairdressing their careers.

Learning shortcut for hairdressing students.

New state houses for Rotorua 'a statement of intent'

Rotorua MP Todd McClay, Salvation Army's Ralph and Kylie Overbye and Associate Housing Minister Alfred Ngaro outside the ...

Rotorua housing issues taken seriously, says Associate Social Housing Minister.

Piako Post

Silence offered as respect for fallen soldiers

People march as part of the Te Aroha, Anzac Day Dawn Parade.

Waikato students reflect on Anzac Day commemorations.

Ka Mate haka relived on Anzac Day

Les Raddeker lays a wreath at the Morrinsville Anzac Day service, on behalf of the NZ Navy.

Morrinsville people turn out to pay tribute to those who died in major conflicts.

North Waikato News

Dream come true for comedienne

Comedienne and Huntly resident Livi Mitchell says the North Waikato produces funny people like the Topp Twins.

Huntly resident Livi Mitchell will live her dream of performing at the International Comedy Gala with Amanda Kennedy as The Fan Brigade.

Residents speak up about policing

Labour police spokesperson Stuart Nash visited Huntly as part of his rural policing meetings across various locations.

Labour police spokesperson Stuart Nash addresses policing needs in Huntly.

Matamata Chronicle

Their memory and sacrifice will live on

Lt Tim van de Molen  acted as army escort in three Anzac Day services. Pictured with wife Hilary and daughter Isobella ...

In the dark, cold morning air of dawn, Lt Tim van de Molen acts as the New Zealand Army escort for the Matamata Anzac service.

Debrief likely on flood protection

Paddocks were underwater after the Piako River breached its banks.

OPINION: Financial impact of weather event yet to be felt.

Hauraki Herald

Coromandel's record Anzac wreath layer

Eva Carey with a photo of her brother, Jack Bell, who was killed in action in 1941 and the wreath she made for 2017.

She put off her wedding to lay a wreath, but the birth of her seventh daughter put a spanner in her 76 year record.

Heritage Rescue transforms Waihi museum

Harriet Taylor checks out the new art work.

 Heritage Rescue has had a hand in rescuing the Waihi museum.

Hamilton Press

Kokako preparations continue for Mt Pirongia

Peter Smits, Dave Bryden and Beckie Trigg, working on sites in Pureora forest.

Ecologist leads work to catch kokako which will eventually return to Mt Pirongia in the Waikato.

Cuts claim uni stalwart

Geoff Lealand has been a lecturer in the Screen and Media Studies department at the university for 25 years.

Quarter-century tenure ends for Screen and Media Studies lecturer Geoff Lealand.

Franklin County News

Hearts Set Free launched

Clarks Beach author Elaine Blick is launching her new book at Chapters Bookshop in Pukekohe on Thursday.

Franklin writer Elaine Blick's new novel Hearts Set Free will be launched at Chapters Bookshop in Pukekohe.

Jet car roars into Waiuku

The Kumho jet car will put on a hot display at this weekend's Steel 'n' Wheels festival.

Jet-powered cars, drag cars, emergency service displays and more at Waiuku Steel 'n' Wheels festival.

Cambridge Edition

History has taught us nothing

More than 1000 people arrived at the Cambridge Town Hall at 6am for the Anzac Day Dawn Service.

Reverend delivers sobering dawn service message as politicians rattle their sabres.

Kokako preparations continue for Mt Pirongia

Peter Smits, Dave Bryden and Beckie Trigg, working on sites in Pureora forest.

Ecologist leads work to catch kokako which will eventually return to Mt Pirongia in the Waikato.

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