Gun waved at motorists

Police were alerted to man waving what initially was thought to be a gun at motorists.

Man was waving fake gun at traffic in Huntly.

Ngaruawahia on edge

Reverend Ivan Smith and his professional supervisor Kirk Spragg at the Parish of Holy Trinity, Ngaruawahia.

A Ngaruawahia pastor admits Jamie Pink's actions have made the town uneasy.

The art of war on P

Tribal Huk president Jamie Pink with his sledgehammer, which he used to get rid of P houses in Ngaruawahia. The photo ...

Some say Tribal Huk boss Jamie Pink faked his damaged eye. But this town's war on drugs is as real as it gets.

Hamilton's commercial property boom

Hamilton's commercial property prices are booming.

Long-undervalued commercial city finally getting recognition it deserves thanks to its neighbour, agent says.

King wins mayoralty

Andrew King's mayoral win has been confirmed after a judicial recount.

Andrew King​ has been confirmed as Hamilton's new mayor.

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Taupo Times

Gift of a merry Christmas

Siena-Rose Shelford is hoping to give  less fortunate children a merry Christmas this year.

Christmas time can be a joyous time of a year, but it can also be stressful for families doing  it tough. 

Rosie Harvey appointed deputy mayor

Taupo District Council candidate Rosie Harvey.

Top polling Taupo District Councillor Rosie Harvey has been appointed deputy mayor.

South Waikato News

School's science head praised

Forest View High School's head of science Kamal Nair with his science excellence award certificate.

Tokoroa teacher one of three Waikato science teachers to make finals of the 10th annual Kudos Hamilton Science Excellence Awards.

Learn to cook Indian style

Mohan Lal is looking forward to teaching more people how to cook Indian cuisine.

Tutor keen to engage with latest students for Indian cooking classes in Tokoroa.

Ruapehu Press

Shop windows don pink in breast cancer appeal

Anei Haupapa, Melleny Houpapa and councillor Karen Ngatai show their support for Pink Ribbon Day.

Businesses in Taumarunui rallied around to support Pink Ribbon Day.

Tools out for beautification project winners

Christiaan Cummings said the Manuaute St Beautification project is good for the town.

Members of the Ruapehu Youth Council were left scratching their heads after a high number of entries for the Manuaute St beautification project were received.

Rotorua Review

Local jobs key for $6m iwi development

Artist impression of the Te Arawa Lakes Trust building development as seen from Ohinemutu.

An innovative, future-focused development overlooking the shores of Lake Rotorua is set to create employment for the region - with a pledge to use locals to build it.

Latin love for New Zealand

Mexican Ambassador Jose Traslosheros, Sir Toby Curtis, Todd McClay, Cuban Ambassador Mario Alzugaray and Argentinian ...

The growing importance of Asia-Pacific markets will play a key role in strengthening ties between New Zealand and Latin America, according to Ambassadors from Mexico, Cuba and Argentina.

Piako Post

Fitting farewell for sky pirate

Hundreds turned out for John Shuttleworth's funeral at the Waharoa Aerodrome on Saturday.

 Hundreds farewelled the Morrinsville pilot who died when his plane crashed on Tuesday.

Tussling with tutsan

Tutsan originated in southern and western Europe and is related to ornamental hypericums (St John's wort).

Waikato Weed Watch: Tussling with tutsan.

North Waikato News

Women empowerment mindset earns award

Nancy Hughes, front, at the Waahi Whaanui clinic where she volunteers her time practicing mirimiri and where she was ...

Huntly It's Not Ok champion Nancy Hughes says the women in her life have all inspired her in different ways to help others.

Ngaruawahia students speed ahead

Some of the Ngaruawahia High School's Evolocity team Michael Gilbert, left, AJ Mahutariki, back left, Melissa Blackett, ...

The Ngaruawahia High School Evolocity team were still working on their bike at the last minute before the Evolocity competition.

Matamata Chronicle

Christmas crafts at the Men's Shed

David Brockelhurst, Matamata Mens Shed

If Santa ran his own workshop, you would possibly find him at the Matamata Men's Shed. 

Fuel and vehicles targeted by thieves

Matamata community constable Aimee Searle is asking for people to report suspicious behaviour following thefts in rural ...

Matamata is bearing the brunt of rural burglaries.

Hauraki Herald

Valley hockey celebrates 2016

Ricky Hayward with his Achievement Award 2016 trophy.

Top honours, the Achievement Award, went to Ricky Hayward at the Thames Valley Hockey 2016 prizegiving.

Nailing the Peat in pink

Teacher Amanda Fitzpatrick, left, with the Hauraki Plains College moto-x team.

Thanks to the outlawing of mohawks as dangerous accessories on the track one college moto-X team stood out.

Hamilton Press

Stretch your legs for spring bike ride

Rotary Hamilton East's bike ride will take place along the Waikato River walking and cycling path. Wynne Dymock, Prof ...

An event allows you to spend time with family, with the added bonus of exercise, and lovely views of the river.

Champion driver returns to stockcars at Huntly

After four years driving midgets, Hamilton speedway driver Jarad Wade, is looking to reclaim some titles in his new ...

Driver Jared Wade is looking for podium finishes, returning to stock car racing.

Franklin County News

Golden Gala to welcome all

Valley School pupils are excited about the gala and are looking forward to some tasty Hellers sausages.

Valley School is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Pukekohe this year with a Golden Gala day on Saturday, November 12 from 10am till 2pm.

Fashion parade encourages local shopping

Maree Trow from Stirling Sports, Marie Richardson from Footloose, Vanessa Lepper from K & K Fashions, Heather Morgan ...

Fashion lovers - this one's for you.

Cambridge Edition

NZEI protest visits Cambridge schools

NZEI members look for support from Cambridge schools.

NZEI members look for support from Cambridge schools.

Kapa Haka Evening by the lake

The poi of the Cambridge Primary School performers was a feature.

A school event created 26 years ago continues to showcase kapa haka for young performers around Cambridge.

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