Road reopens after car crash

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Tahawai, just south of Katikati.

One person flown to hospital in a serious condition while two other people were admitted with moderate conditions.

Complainant's clothes 'provocative'

Northern Districts cricketer Scott Kuggeleijn arrived at  the Hamilton District Court on Monday.

Cricketer on trial for rape says woman acted like she "liked a lot of male attention".

No firm plans to replace Ham East homes

Jebson Place and Dey Street housing areas in Hamilton East have been boarded up for years.

Housing New Zealand properties on the corner of Dey and Cassidy Streets in Hamilton East were demolished earlier this month but plans to replace them are still not formed.

New $400,000 school wharenui complete

Thames High School principal Dave Sim outside the school's recently completed Wharenui.

The new $400,000 wharenui at Thames High School is now complete and will be officially opened on February 28.

Woman's body found in lake

Barbara Thomson has not been seen since the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Sad end to search for Barbara Thomson, who failed to return home from a fishing trip on Tuesday.

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Taupo Times

Community spirit ignites to remember crash victim

Jeff Rowe, Alana Boekhout, Carol Lamb and many other members of the Taupo community came together to put a new cross in ...

It all started with one post on Facebook and ended with the Taupo community rallying together to help out one family in Christchurch who lost a loved one 10 years ago.

What Taupo Council ticks up on credit

The rise of Visa and Mastercard debit cards allows online purchasing without a credit card.

Taupo District Council credit cards racked up more than $37,000 worth of charges to hotel rooms, and taxis to and from hotels, last year.

South Waikato News

Band hoping to make more Tokoroa memories

New Zealand ukulele trio The Nukes play at the Tokoroa Little Theatre on March 1.

New Zealand ukulele trio The Nukes set to play in Tokoroa where for one member a special memory is held.

Fitting tribute for music legend

Bunny Walters tribute concert in Tokoroa.

Sold out tribute concert for New Zealand music icon Bunny Walters results in plans to start annual 60s and 70s music event.

Ruapehu Press

Personal stories steal the show

It was a successful night for members of the Taumarunui Toastmasters Club.

Two Taumarunui toastmasters will represent at the Area Championships in March.

Play Centre hopes new service will keep doors open

Scarlett Able is one of many children being looked after by Early Childhood Education teacher Linda Boyd.

It is hoped a new flexible service for parents will help to keep a Play Centre open.

Rotorua Review

Teen's zest for life remembered

Seventeen-year-old Kiriana Morrison was killed in a car crash on Sunday morning.

Kiriana Morrison, 17, will be laid to rest beside her grandfather, Sir Howard Morrison, after a fatal car crash.

Council plans to stub out smoking

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All Rotorua sportsgrounds, skate parks, bus stops and shelters are becoming smokefree zones.

Piako Post

Nan, brother saw boy get run over

The boy, 6, was hit as he tried to cross the road to get to his nan.

A 6-year-old boy was crossing the road to meet his nan when he was hit.

Fighting fires for 40 years

Being a volunteer fire fighter is a job you can never take lightly especially when it comes to call outs.

North Waikato News

Little libraries roll out in Huntly

Menzshed Huntly members Andrew Price and Bill Rosoman, and Victoria Kemp of Huntly Friendship House, with the rooves for ...

Books will be free to borrow and exchange as part of a Little Libraries project set to roll out in Huntly.

Getting crafty for Anzac Day

Arlena Lloyd, left, Joy Beveridge and Victoria Kemp start the collection of poppies for the yarn bombing project in Huntly.

Community houses are seeking out residents to help knit or crochet poppies for a yarn bombing project.

Matamata Chronicle

Older people dominate force in rural towns

Cover of the Vital Signs report, details of the voter turnout expectations and the report's study area.

Report forecasts more retirees heading to rural Waikato towns.

Share your own style of fashion at races

Racewear blogger Elizabeth Charleston.

Fashion in the Field - it's for those who want to stand out from the crowd.

Hauraki Herald

Karangahake Hall rises from the ashes

The new hall emerges from the ashes of the old.

The Karangahake community are excited to see their hall rising from the ashes.

Charity Classic Cruisers coming to a town near you

The 1965 Ford Mustang of Waimaku couple Trevor and Rachel Byett gets a final polish ahead of the 2016 cruise.

 Whitianga Westpac Helicopter, Thames Women's Refuge and Tairua's Walk Tairua group to benefit from Charity Cruise.

Hamilton Press

Seismic pool closure possible

Water based fun for Hamilton children may be limited with the city's main swimming complex Waterworld set for closure ...

Waterworld might have to close for earthquake strengthening.

The science behind the colour of your clothes

New Style's Christine Rodgers talks about colour, colour, colour.

Bye bye black, there are more colours to choose from.

Franklin County News

Janaye's unstoppable in the pool

Janaye Burns came away with eight medals, three Counties Manukau records and nine personal bests on the weekend.

Janaye Burns is a young swimming star who continues to shine.

Dusting the cobwebs off your old machinery

A 1953 OC3 Oliver will make an appearance at this year's Steam and Country Vintage Festival.

An 80-year-old hay baler, a 100-year-old tractor, a Tiger Moth plane and a MASH helicopter all in the same location.

Cambridge Edition

My day as the stop-go traffic controller

Recieving a safety briefing from Sargent Puaha is Evolution Road Services manager Don O'Sullivan.

There's an army of people whose job it is to keep people safe on the road.

Twirling good fun with rock 'n' roll

Emma and her partner Jerran Carroll attempt rock 'n' roll dancing in Cambridge.

When it comes to dancing, a lot of people panic and think they have two left feet.

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