Close call with cow

Cows were spilling out of the truck and trailer that rolled on a King Country road.

A farmer is thanking his lucky stars after a cattle truck rolled in the King Country.

Knife pulled in pie theft

The owner of East St Superette chased two people towards Wairere Drive.

A teenage girl stole two pies while her 23-year-old accomplice pulled a knife on the storekeeper after he chased them down the street.

Flooding hits Karangahake Gorge and Nawton video

A man clears a drain after surface flooding in Hamilton on Sunday.

Driving is treacherous through on State Highway 2 and there are reports of flooding in Nawton.

Cattle deaths scare girl

A stock truck rolled in the King Country, trapping and injuring cattle, in the late afternoon on Saturday.

Ambulance officers had to remove a young girl travelling with her dad in a stock truck after cattle were shot dead from injuries.

Suspicious house fire

Tokoroa fire crews were called to a blaze at a house in Baird Street.

Police are investigating a suspicious fire that ripped through a single storey home in Tokoroa.

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Taupo Times

Back on the horse after bone-breaking fall

Taupo eventer Bryar Kirkeby and her thoroughbred mare HNS Supreme are taking part in Beyond the Barriers New Zealand ...

Former Taupo racehorse to showcase life as a sporthorse during Equidays Beyond the Barriers New Zealand challenge.

Huka Dolls ready to rumble in derby debut

These Huka Dolls are ready for their derby debut this Saturday. 
Stacey Cameron, Angela Godfrey, Jessica Fitzgerald, ...

Taupo's derby divas are ready to rumble this weekend for their first bout of the season this Saturday. 

South Waikato News

Volunteers give back to cancer patients

Helper Karen Mason and breast cancer survivor Dianne Butler.

Helpers from the Tokoroa community pulled together to help make cancer patients look and feel good while going through tough times.

Deaf blacks return bruised but unbeaten

Kamau Wise and Tama Albert celebrate the sweet taste of victory in Jujuy, Argentina.

Two Tokoroa rugby players selected for the NZ Deaf Blacks may still be nursing injuries but the battle was worth the struggle.

Ruapehu Press

Ruapheu rescuers rewarded

The crew of the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter and Ruapehu Alpine Rescue Organisation have received an award for their ...

A daring night time rescue on the slopes of Mt Ngauruhoe last year is being recognised at the New Zealand Search and Rescue awards. 

Huge pumpkin cut and carved

On the left is retired electrical engineer Ron Rhodes with the 96 kilogram pumpkin he grew on his Miriama St property.  ...

What does one do with pumpkin too big for a pot?

Rotorua Review

Kiwi missing in Perth

Sean Mitchell, a former Rotorua man, has been missing in Perth since May 20.

Sean Mitchell told a friend he was boarding a yacht last week. No-one's seen him since.

These emojis are ka pai

Emotiki, the first Maori emoji keyboard, will be available free in mid July.

150 icons from piupiu, to hangi, poi to taiaha are represented in a distinctly Kiwi keyboard.

Piako Post

College bands make regional Rockquest final

Vocalists Maddi and Shania Stewart with Morrinsville College band members from Square Pegs and Buy The Whey.

Two Morrinsville College bands have been selected to go to the Waikato regional Smokefreerockquest final.

Te Aroha author publishes collection of short stories

Te Aroha author Margaret Hunter with her newly-published book.

Age is no barrier for Margaret Hunter, who has just published her first book at 78.

North Waikato News

Beloved cat killed in suspected dog attack

Clem Robinson is heart-broken after he found his beloved Gin, his 14-year old ginger cat, dead on his front lawn. ...

Gin the cat was found lifeless on his owner's front lawn, with paw marks indented into the grass "as big as a horse's".

Huntly students revive history

Michaiah Kuvarji, front, Hannah Ussher, Brooke Marriner and Hiraina Robust contribute to the project.

History has been made - and revived - all in one day at Huntly College.

Matamata Chronicle

Pohlen wing opens

Pohlen Foundation Trust chairperson Lady Margaret Spring and Pohlen Hospital Board Trust chair David Gasquoine in one of ...

Pohlen Hospital's palliative care wing was officially opened on May 13.

Matamata schoolkids need help to get to Agrikids

Matamata Intermediate students Stephen Turner, Max Hunwick and Conrad Wilson have reached the grand final of the ...

Matamata students who have reached the grand final of the Agrikids competition need your help.

Hauraki Herald

Donated kit boosts sports-mad schools

Donated gear makes sports-crazy Hauraki school students happy.

Coromandel production puts Alzheimer's in the spotlight

The Coromandel Players production deals with a family losing their mum to Alzheimer's.

Hamilton Press

Ecuador fundraiser offers food for thought

Suzel Hooper and Waikato Migrant Resource Centre co-coordinator Patricia Novoa.

"It could be us. At the moment it's them."

Volunteering Waikato boss bound to get dropped

Heather Moore, general manager at Volunteering Waikato, is getting dropped off the Deloitte building in Hamilton as part ...

Heather Moore is a Hamilton boss braving the four-story Deloitte building as part of this year's Drop Your Boss event. 

Franklin County News

Three bands make it to Manukau regional final

Three Pukekohe High School bands are set to rock the stage at the Smokefreerockquest Manukau regional final, including ...

Three Pukekohe High School bands are set to rock the stage at the Smokefreerockquest Manukau regional final on June 17.

Macular degeneration won't stop Mac

Mac Macdonald, from Pukekohe, is one of the one in seven New Zealanders over the age of 50 who contract macular degeneration.

Eye disease has led to a Pukekohe man making the most of his vision.

Cambridge Edition

The rocky road to Rio

Former Olympic gold medal rower, Team NZ sailor and now Olympic Chef de Mission Rob Waddell.

Olympic Chef de Mission Rob Waddell on Rio's troubles, an old rivalry and that sailing choke

St Peter's wins gold

Holly Blakely, Ally Wollaston and Jess Clarke from St Peter's School all won gold at the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Secondary ...

Three St Peter's students won gold medals at the Waikato Secondary School School Road Cycling Championships.

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