Dog ban loophole bites councillor

Hamilton city councillor Siggi Henry had a hunting permit from DOC believing that gave her access to walk her jack ...

10:05 PM  A Hamilton City Councillor was called out for walking her jack russell on a bush track where dogs are not allowed.

Fire could flare again video

One of the homes destroyed in the Whitianga bush fire.

"If the wind whips up to predicted speed, it will push the embers up and transfer into the burn fuel and off it goes again."

Ram raids plague city

Police deal with the crash scene on Cobham Drive in Hillcrest, where road spikes stopped a fleeing driver.

Four people are facing charges after a number of ram raids in Hamilton.

Aussie: I choose Waitangi Day

Angela Cuming (left) with her fellow Aussie Nicola Brennan-Tupara.

OPINION: As the years have gone by NZ has never stopped amazing me, never stopped giving me reasons to be proud.

'Mate, get out of my car'

Keith Millar is stoked to have his Holden 1970 HG Kingswood back after it was stolen last weekend.

Keith Millar took matters into his own hands to get his rare Holden Kingswood back.

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Taupo Times

90-year-old pilot writes about a career in the air

Pictured in the 1980s, crop-dressing pilot Bruce Aitken used to make one hundred flights a day to fight for his business ...

Bruce Aitken made 100+ flights a day over Taranaki farms

Fire permits no longer issued in Taupo

A large scrub fire broke out near Ohaaki Power Station on Wednesday afternoon.

Four fires in the Taupo District over the past two days have prompted Taupo District Council to temporarily stop issuing fire permits.

South Waikato News

Animal charity spends up large

PAWS founder Meg Wilson, far right, and some of the charity's South Waikato volunteers

PAWS team dedicated to animal welfare.

Beauty school strives for success

Cosmetology tutor Rebecca Pakoti with her successful Tokoroa students.

Trial beauty course finds success in the South Waikato.

Ruapehu Press

Fire destroy Kohanga Reo and Marae

Two fires in Ruapehu District have left two organisations in despair.

An electrical fault was the cause of a fire that destroyed Mo te Whanau Te Kohanga Reo in Raetihi.

Appeal for more community patrol drivers

More volunteers are needed to join Judith Manning Lou Dixon, Dave Benefield, Sergeant Bryan Ludlam, Judith Mayer and ...

An appeal to community minded people are needed to join the community patrol team.

Rotorua Review

House prices rise by more 25 per cent

House price rises continue in Rotorua.

The price of the average home in Rotorua rose by more than 25 per cent over 2016.

Thief told to return treasure

The stolen patu paraoa Rotorua Lakes Council and Te Arawa would like to see returned.

A sacred taonga has been stolen from Rotorua's council chamber.

Piako Post

Outstanding scissors skills lead to selection

Cutting and styling a person's hair is a responsibility Carly Vivian and Emma Mouat take extremely seriously.

Challenges remain for Morrinsville businesses to compete

Covering the wide spectrum of business management is important for Cooper Aitken from director Gavin Haddon,  chief ...

One of the first accounting firms in New Zealand remains relevant in the modern era.

North Waikato News

Tribute for Norm in holiday programme

Youth Aid officer  Pete Wiggins is ensuring the Ngaruawahia Community Youth  Holiday Programme keeps going.

The community day held during the Ngaruawahia Community Youth Holiday Programme has been named after Norm McIntosh who died last year.

Earthquake schools given $3000 donation

Members of the Taupiri School PTA raised $3000 for the Marlborough Principals' Association to help school students and ...

Taupiri School raised thousands for the Marlborough Schools Emergency Response fund which will help school students with essential items.

Matamata Chronicle

Can tourism replace dairy?

Hauraki Rail Trail is proving a popular tourism drawcard. Work is underway to extend a trail from Te Aroha through to ...

Matamata-Piako continues to look closely at broadening its economic base to compliment the contribution of dairying.

Spinners bowl Hinuera to victory

Hinuera take first win of the year against neighbours Morrinsville.

Spin bowling the key to first victory in 2017 for Hinuera.

Hauraki Herald

Wind farm in the offing for Paeroa area

Their proposal would see clean energy supplied to up to 49,000 households in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.

The director of Auckland based Ventus Energy (NZ) Ltd was in Paeroa yesterday for a meet and greet, get to know the locals, visit.

Whangamata Lions ready with a bargain this Anniversary Weekend

The Whangamata Lions Market in 2016.

The Lions are all set for their annual Craft and Farmers Market.

Hamilton Press

'I become the gong'

Maureen McKain uses Himalayan Healing Bowls in her sound healing concerts.

Will you fall in love with the gong too?

Opinion: Seek wisdom of local wine merchant

Simon Wood will be sharing his tips on the best options for wine and beer.

Opinion: Alternative market sources provide options for those seeking a special drop of wine this summer.

Franklin County News

Super club dominates for fifth consecutive year

Sunset Beach surf life saving crews blitzed the rest of the field at the Northern Region IRB Championships on the ...

You could be forgiven for thinking Sunset Beach surf life saving crews have super powers. 

Art exhibition for nature lovers

Fay Thomson shows one of her pieces that will be featured at her exhibition at the Franklin Arts Centre.

Beautiful flowers and enchanting landscapes painted by Waiuku's Fay Thomson are now on display at the Franklin Arts Centre.

Cambridge Edition

Waka Ama becomes biggest event at Lake Karapiro

There were more than 3300 people at the 2017 Te Wananga O Aotearoa Waka Ama Sprint Nationals.

The water sport season at Lake Karapiro has officially kicked off for 2017, starting with the Te Wananga O Aotearoa Waka Ama Sprint Nationals.

International polo comes to Waikato

New Zealand and Argentina play international polo in 2016.

Waipa will host two international polo games in February, one in Cambridge and one in Kihikihi.

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