Fatal accident near Rotorua

One man was killed when a car and motorbike crashed south of Rotorua on Tuesday evening.

6:47 PM  An accident south of Rotorua has claimed the life of a motorcyclist.

Hefty fine for waitlist blowout

The Waikato District Health Board risk losing 2.7 million of their elective surgery budget.

DHB stands to lose $2.7m after waiting lists got too long.

Sending Christmas joy to third world countries

Cambridge High School is kicking off Operation Christmas Child again this year, joining with St Peter's Catholic and ...

For some it might be too early to think about Christmas - but not those wanting to help children in third world countries enjoy the holiday.

Growing property market forces elderly out

Population growth has made it impossible for some people to afford rental properties in Cambridge.

The warning bells are ringing for the elderly who do not have the security of owning their own homes.

Rescuers: 'We won't stop looking' video

Lucas Cochrane was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, dark blue jeans, black peaked cap and white Nike shoes, with red ...

The police dive squad is being brought in to search waterways for missing teenager Lucas Cochrane.

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Taupo Times

The Playground Project

Taupo playgrounds, including Brice St, Richmond Ave and Arrowsmith Ave playgrounds

The new, pirate-themed playground in Acacia Bay is a great example of a top-quality facility for the district's children, but what about the other suburbs? 

Kirsty Trueman hold Mangakino values

Council hopeful Kirsty Truman.

A born and bred Mangakino local has put her hand up to represent her home town again at Taupo District Council.

South Waikato News

Farmers given chance to have fun

This year's calving season has been made difficult due to substantial rain.

A small South Waikato farming community has organised a fun get together following a difficult calving season and low milk payout forecast as a way of helping farmers through.

Bookworms in their element

It's not just books on offer as Mark Nicholson discovers with this New Zealand folk artist record.

The Salvation Army annual book fair was held in the old Dino's Cafe building from Thursday until Saturday. Luke Kirkeby headed along to check out the thousands of books on offer and found he was not alone.

Ruapehu Press

Depressed farmer's cows starved

Kevin Groves, with his lawyer, leaves the Palmerston North courthouse after being sentenced for animal cruelty.

As a farmer fell into a pit of severe depression, his cows were starving to death.

'They looked after us' video

Stranded Wellington students pass the time by digging snowcaves at Tukino Skifield, Mt Ruapehu.

They've spent days trapped on the skifield at Mt Ruapehu. Now, the schoolchildren are finally off the mountain.

Rotorua Review

Coke not the real thing for cafe

Waterfront Cafe owner Noel Dunningham has said no to stocking Coca-Cola products.

"It has cost us, but we just said 'no, we don't want it'," a Rotorua cafe owner says.

Rotorua's dirty little secret

Rubbish on the side of Te Ngae Rd, Rotorua.

It's time to talk rubbish.

Piako Post

Kickstart Breakfast Club of the year

Morrinsville Primary School has the best Kickstart Breakfast Club in the galaxy.

Get off the couch and head to fun run

Morrinsville College Fun Run/Walk is on Sunday, October 16.

The 15th Annual Morrinsville College Fun Run/Walk consists of a 5km, 10km and a half marathon run/walk and is always well supported by Morrinsville locals and out of towners of all ages and abilities.

North Waikato News

Youth head to 'life-changing' festival

Tsar Marsters, left, Kora Taipari-Marsters, Raelene Marsters, Wirihana Eriepa, Kaesen Watene, Maraea Moanaroa and ...

A festival to inspire youth has inspired three Ngaruawahia High School students after they won scholarships to attend.

Trout competition helps study

Steve Farrar & Michael Lynch fishing at Tainui Bridge in Huntly.

The Kilwell Lower Waikato River Trout Competition will see more than 100 entries vying for some top prizes as well as contribute to a fish management study.

Matamata Chronicle

Track needs project manager

Matamata-Piako District Council councillors Garry Stanley, Brian Hunter, Leonie Tisch, BMXer Ross Taylor, councillor Bob ...

 BMX track needs a project manager to see it through to completion.

Get lost in a good book

Sue Crawford, Meryl Clow, Lorna Reynolds, Joanna Grant and Bobye Hawes scan some of the titles from the 300 boxes of ...

Do you like to get lost in a good book, or how about thousands of books?  

Hauraki Herald

New plans for old Silver Star trains

Stephen Broughton with his iconic Silver Star train.


Seabirds flock to Kaiaua School

Kaiaua School students 'fly' above the flock of sea birds they painted.

 Kaiaua School students were surprised and delighted to see a flock of brightly painted wooden birds had alighted in the school grounds.

Hamilton Press

Heavenly performance delivered at Church Tour

Sharon O'Neill, the final of the four performers to appear on stage at the The Church Tour, Hamilton.

REVIEW: Four of New Zealand's best singers and songwriters combine for The Church Tour in Hamilton.

Cafe owners win trip to home of coffee

Steve Verkley, franchise support manager Eman Yu and Korina Verkley.

Korina and Steve Verkley have scooped a prestigious award and have won a trip to Italy.

Franklin County News

Sporting trio latest off Wesley College production line

Adam Wetere Pompey, Tupou Vaai and Suetena Asomua are the latest rugby and league talent to come out of Wesley College ...

Wesley College students hope to follow in the footsteps of famous alumni.

Pukekawa School receives grant

Pukekawa Primary School is looking forward to putting their grant money to good use.

When you are a small country school with only 106 pupils, fundraising to do work around the school is particularly hard.

Cambridge Edition

Motorcoss club gets green light

Cambridge Motorcycle Club gain a ten year conditional resource consent to race at their current site.

Cambridge Motorcycle Club has been granted a ten year extension to operate at its Leamington site.

St Peter's student back from NASA

Cambridge student Nicole Allen at mission control at NASA.

St Peter's School student Nicole Allen is back from the trip to the USA Space Camp.

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