The future of the inner-city theatre is now ensured, National MP Tim Macindoe said at the reception where the grant was announced.
The national office of the Royal New Zealand SPCA is working through a contingency plan, but a local vet is worried about animal welfare.
A young man was instantly fined $400 when he was clocked doing 136kmh.
Online real estate agency set up by Hamilton Boys' High old boy.
One person is in critical condition in hospital after the early morning Bay of Plenty crash.
Fears about 'red red wine' have caused UB40 an early New Year's Eve hangover.
A 75-year-old Turangi man who suffered a heart attack part-way through a challenge to swim 50km over three months didn't let that stop him from achieving his goal.
A free summer reading programme for children is once again being run in the South Waikato.
Despite the safety concerns of a rural Tirau road's residents the South Waikato District Council is refusing to tarseal sections of their road.
Minister Anne Tolley visited Taumarunui to access how social service providers were responding to the end of the Social Sector Trials.
Strong words were spoken by Canon Bill Tuhiwai on White Ribbon Day who said more needs to be done to protect children from domestic violence.
Rotorua's Countdown stores and the Salvation Army have joined forces to spread some festive cheer.
Rotorua's Christmas Tree will have a uniquely local flavour thanks to local weaver Anna Hayes.
She's been using the bank for 10 years, but a Matamata bank teller told her there was no exception to the rule.
Te Aroha Athletics Club will benefit from a fundraiser at the Waihou farmers' market.
Beehive thieves in for bitter disappointment after stealing honeyless research hive.
The team at Riverlands Harcourts Real Estate will be back in the the Huntly Christmas Parade this year.
Hazel Lang is racing ahead in the national motocross rankings.
After more than three decades of keeping Matamata rolling along, Janice and Peter Howland have decided to sell up.
The Hauraki Plains College MotoX team has put another circuit on the table - cross country riding.
The Ngatea St John op shop celebrated its first birthday in fine style with coffee, tea and cakes - and a half price day.
Simon O'Neill is a tenor superstar that New Zealanders can feel incredibly proud of.
Hamilton is being encouraged to run away to the circus.
Te Hononga Puna Reo Centre has had a facelift, thanks to the generosity of strangers.
The Tuakau Christmas Parade rolls into town this Saturday, and it's shaping up to be a cracker.