Grant ensures Meteor future

The future is looking bright for the Meteor Theatre after receiving a regional grant that will pay for  renovations and ...

The future of the inner-city theatre is now ensured, National MP Tim Macindoe said at the reception where the grant was announced.

Animals the big losers

It's kitten season, which will start to cause major headaches for those vet clinics and volunteer agencies that have to ...

The national office of the Royal New Zealand SPCA is working through a contingency plan, but a local vet is worried about animal welfare.

Speeding driver caught

Police issued the man a $400 infringement notice.

A young man was instantly fined $400 when he was clocked doing 136kmh.

New vendor in real estate market

The Te Kauwhata house will be the first property in the Waikato to be sold in an online auction.

Online real estate agency set up by Hamilton Boys' High old boy.

Serious crash in Tauranga

The police Serious Crash Unit is investigating a serious crash in the Bay of Plenty

One person is in critical condition in hospital after the early morning Bay of Plenty crash.

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Taupo Times

UB40 concert pushed back over liquor laws

UB40 performs at The Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour 2016 at the Bowl of Brooklands, Pukekura Park.

Fears about 'red red wine' have caused UB40 an early New Year's Eve hangover. 

Heart attack not enough to halt 50km swim

Paul Fletcher did not let a heart attack slow down his 50 kilometre effort at Turangi's Turtle Pools.

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. 

South Waikato News

Council partners with Lions to support reading

South Waikato mayor Jenny Shattock, Tokoroa City Lions' Jon Welch, library manager Lalita Sudhakar, Tokoroa City Lions' ...

A free summer reading programme for children is once again being run in the South Waikato.

Road's residents driven around the bend with council

Doug Renner checks out the state of a section of his road which the South Waikato District Council is refusing to ...

Despite the safety concerns of a rural Tirau road's residents the South Waikato District Council is refusing to tarseal sections of their road.

Ruapehu Press

Taumarunui initiatives leaves Minister Tolley impressed at work

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley touched base with key agencies in Taumarunui.

Minister Anne Tolley visited Taumarunui to access how social service providers were responding to the end of the Social Sector Trials.

Canon's strong message to perpetrators of violence

Canon Bill Tuhiwai believes male violence towards women is rooted in gender based discrimination.

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 Review

Joining forces for food appeal

Countdown's Laura Knowles, John Burns and Salvation Army's Ralph Overbye.

Rotorua's Countdown stores and the Salvation Army have joined forces to spread some festive cheer.

Tree-mendous work from local weaver

Local weaver Anna Hayes with some of her handiwork.

Rotorua's Christmas Tree will have a uniquely local flavour thanks to local weaver Anna Hayes.

Piako Post

Told to take cancer beanie off

Joy Turner was asked to take her cancer beanie off when she was in Matamata ANZ branch.

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 grateful for support

Te Aroha Athletics Club's clubrooms have been targeted by vandals and burglars in recent months.

Te Aroha Athletics Club will benefit from a fundraiser at the Waihou farmers' market.

North Waikato News

No money, honey

One of 30 beehives used for research was stolen from a Ngaruawahia property on Friday morning.

Beehive thieves in for bitter disappointment after stealing honeyless research hive.

Harcourts float under wraps

Lorrel Finn, left, and Dallas Hodge are part of the Harcourts Riverlands  Real Estate team putting together a float for ...

The team at Riverlands Harcourts Real Estate will be back in the the Huntly Christmas Parade this year.

Matamata Chronicle

Hazel is making tracks and a huge impression

Mini motocross rider Hazel Lang is leading the Pukekohe Summer Series and is currently second in New Zealand for her age ...

Hazel Lang is racing ahead in the national motocross rankings.

Where the rubber meets the road

Peter Howland is retiring from the Beaurepaires business he and wife Janice have run for over 30 years in Matamata.

After more than three decades of keeping Matamata rolling along, Janice and Peter Howland have decided to sell up.

Hauraki Herald

Elite endurance riders drop in for lessons

Hauraki Plains College riders get lessons for cross country riding.

The Hauraki Plains College MotoX team has put another circuit on the table - cross country riding.

Ngatea St John op shop turns one

Wendy Reid, left, her daughter Monette and manager Nikki Keane.

The Ngatea St John op shop celebrated its first birthday in fine style with coffee, tea and cakes - and a half price day.

Hamilton Press

Kiwi tenor superstar coming to Hamilton

International tenor star, Simon O'Neill.

Simon O'Neill is a tenor superstar that New Zealanders can feel incredibly proud of.

Dancers in circus limelight

(From left): Amber Shearer, 7; Evita Anderson, 11; Kaia Readhead, 6; Olivia Shortt, 14, and Estella Wainui-Mackle, 11.

Hamilton is being encouraged to run away to the circus.

Franklin County News

Working bee spruce-up delights kindy

Centre manager Charlene Grace-Dare looks on with Pfizer's Alison Clark and Variety's Emma Burton as the centre receives ...

Te Hononga Puna Reo Centre has had a facelift, thanks to the generosity of strangers.

Santa's heading for Tuakau

Tuakau Learning Centre gets ready for the Tuakau Christmas Parade.

The Tuakau Christmas Parade rolls into town this Saturday, and it's shaping up to be a cracker.

Cambridge Edition

Reporter nails velodrome challenge

All smiles before the reporter challenge as Mike Bain heads to the track

Cambridge Edition reporter Mike Bain was challenged to ride around the Avantidrome.

Waipa's 'wait and see' Easter trading plan

Waipa Mayor Jim Mylchreest wants a  "wait and see" approach to Easter trading hours.

Waipa District Council deferred making a decision on a policy for Easter trading.

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