Thieves clean out showhome

If you have seen this truck around Rototuna area or at a showhome in the north Hamilton suburb call police on 07 858 6200.

7:45 PM  Thieves cleaned out a Hamilton showhome, loading furniture onto a flat-deck truck in the middle of the night.

Search for missing woman

Barbara Thomson went fishing at the mouth of Waitahanui River at around 5.30am on Tuesday and has not been seen since.

7:31 PM  Barbara Thomson went fishing at the Waitahanui River but didn't return home.

Six-year-old hit after getting off bus

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A boy has been seriously injured after being hit by an SUV towing a boat trailer in the Waikato town of Waihou.

Cricketer gives evidence in rape trial

Northern Districts cricketer Scott Kuggeleijn arrived at  the Hamilton District Court on Monday, for the first day of a ...

Scott Kuggeleijn takes the stand during his rape trial in Hamilton.

Shakespeare gets a '70s update

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night was first performed in February, 1602.

One of The Bard's better-known comedies features in the ongoing Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival.

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Taupo Times

Dog fight hits court

Scooby the greyhound cross has been in Taupo pound since May last year as a legal battle to save him continues.

A Taupo man's fight to keep his dog from destruction has gone all the way to the High Court.

Campervan explodes, injuring man

The Fire Service speculates that a gas cylinder caused the explosion.

A man was seriously burned in the explosion on Saturday night.

South Waikato News

Pears brings unique style to Putaruru

World renowned violinist Fiona Pears is set to perform in Putaruru.

Acclaimed New Zealand violinist who has worked with some of the country's biggest artists is set to perform in Putaruru.

Maori basketball helps youths

The Raukawa Basketball Association's Under 11 Boys who came third during the 2017 National Maori Basketball Tournament.

The Raukawa Basketball Association has laid the foundations for what's hoped will bring positive change to South Waikato youths.

Ruapehu Press

Community groups discuss domains future

Community clubs and organisations at the Domain spent a day discussing how the area can be better facilitated.

Community sports groups and clubs at the Taumarunui Domain got to have their say in a feasibility study

Support needed for Ohura A&P Show

The legendary Ohura A & P Show will celebrate 104-years.

Celebrating 104-years the A&P Show's organizing committee has come up with a few more ideas to increase visitor numbers.

Rotorua Review

Council plans to stub out smoking

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

Sales down by market still buoyant

House sales are down in Rotorua, but real estate agents remain positive.

House sales fell by more than 40 per cent in Rotorua during January.

Piako Post

Old Man's Beard overstays welcome

Old Man's Beard flower and leaf.

A trim won't do, Old Man's Beard must be removed.

Rentals targeted by 'P' users

Wayne Robb tests houses across Waikato for methamphetamine use.

Landlords warned to increase inspections for methamphetamine.

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

Thrills and spills at BMX champs

Taking a breather in between races are Gracie Owen, left, Kayla Campbell-Spinks and Taylin Orr.

There was plenty of action at the Paeroa BMX Thames Valley Champs on February 18.

The Nukes to play at Kauaeranga Hall

New Zealand ukulele trio The Nukes are coming to Thames.

Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash, the Nukes are set to play at the Kauaeranga Hall.

Hamilton Press

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.

Te Whanau Putahi celebrates 20 years

Shane Vink has been involved with Te Whanau Putahi in Fairfield for many years and is happy to celebrate its 20th birthday.

Te Whanau Putahi in Fairfield are celebrating 20 years.

Franklin County News

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.

Killer: Spirit told me to do it

Waiuku man Lance John Murphy, 56, was found dead in Wellsford, north of Auckland, a month after he went missing.

Murder-accused says he saw demons coming out of his long-time friend's chest.

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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