Supermarkets appeal booze laws

Supermarket chains Progressive Enterprises and Foodstuffs North Island Ltd have appealed Hamilton's provisional local ...

13 min ago  The country's two big supermarket chains have filed appeals against Hamilton's proposed new liquor laws.

Mayoral hopeful highlights 'safe hands'

City councillor Rob Pascoe will contest Hamilton's top job.

5:30 PM  City councillor Rob Pascoe has put his name forward for Hamilton's top job.

House fire in Te Puke

Five fire trucks have been called to a house fire in Te Puke.

Exploding cylinder causes house fire.

Kerb runner broke into home while on the job

Turongoiti Hamahona leaves the Hamilton District Court on Friday after being sentenced to community work on a charge of ...

First-time burglar gets community work for opportunistic 'search for scooter parts'.

'An agonising wait'

Tiana Allen said her 10-month-old son, Isaiah, was exposed to measles while they were at Waikato Hospital's emergency ...

Tiana Allen's 10-month-old son Isaiah was exposed to measles. Now she's waiting to see if he contracts the virus.

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Taupo Times

Taupo father has his mind set on getting Ironman tattoo

Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ironman New Zealand volunteer Grant Gaston is looking forward to talking part in his first event ...

Taking part in the next years Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ironman New Zealand will be a first for volunteer Grant Gaston but it's okay, he'll have "the force" backing him.

Taupo best for road cycling, says poll

Mayor David Trewavas and Robert Brodnax from NZTA hold up the "NZs Favourite On-Road Ride" sign - a title won in the ...

Like roadbiking? Taupo's the place to do it, according to a national poll.

South Waikato News

Plougher proves woman can do anything

Competing in a male dominated farming competition doesn't put Angela Taylor off.

The North Island's only female conventional plougher gave the men a run for their money when she placed second in the national championship.

Service unites young and old

Lieutenant Stephen Molan from the Salvation Army in Tokoroa shares a message of hope and peace.

South Waikato District Mayor Neil Sinclair had a final message to say to his community as mayor.

Ruapehu Press

Sevens tournament highlights talent

The King Country U18 Girls Sevens side. Front row, left to right: Karli Faneva, Hazel Hamm, Ora Williams, Kascell ...

Stars are rising from the King Country Sevens team.

Emergency practice programme succeeds

(From left) Cole Bolten, Samuel Corbin and Lachlan Tremayne gained a lot of knowledge from their time as Youth in ...

With the six week Youth in Emergency Services programme over, the students have a lot to reflect on.

Rotorua Review

Girl, 11, kicked off bus at night

An 11-year-old child was ditched off a Naked Bus without her bags in the dark.

"Who in their right mind does that?", asks grandfather of girl left alone in south Auckland.

Not guilty pleas in Rotorua gang shooting

A suspect is lead away by armed police following the brawl in December.

Thirteen men have pleaded not guilty to being involved in a daytime gang brawl which saw a man shot.

Piako Post

Horticultural society faces uncertain future

The 'Morrinsville' rose, which was specially developed for the Morrinsville Horticultural Society's 100th celebrations ...

The Morrinsville Horticultural Society faces an uncertain future as it struggles to find younger members.

Home coming for Springtide artist

Jackie Luke, left, Greg Wilson and Rita Woolhouse.

Artist Jackie Luke will be coming back to her home town of Te Aroha this month to perform with Australian musical group Springtide.

North Waikato News

Huntly friends represent their country

Sam Proud, left, and Renee Peden are excited at their selection to represent New Zealand at the Five Nations Mounted Games.

North Waikato horse riders Sam Proud and Renee Peden will represent New Zealand in an international competition.

Hobbyist fuels childhood dream

Des O'Sullivan has realised his childhood dream of owning a tank.

For many, childhood dreams aren't often realised but Des O'Sullivan's​ goal of owning a tank has come true.

Matamata Chronicle

Ticket giveaways to foodshow

Ray McVinnie is one of three celebrity chefs featuring at The Great NZ Food Show at the end of this month.

Prepping is well underway for The Great NZ Food Show, showcasing the best in food, wine, delicious edibles and innovative products at Mystery Creek Events Centre Hamilton, April 30th and May 1st.  

A Romanian orphan will be collecting aid for others

A Romanian orphan Elena Dimcea. right, will be collecting for co-founder's Sue van Schreven's Orphan Aid International ...

A Romanian orphan, who was helped by the late broadcaster Paul Holmes, will be collecting for Romanian orphans.

Hauraki Herald

Paeroa couple celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Paeroa couple, Joyce and Cecil Potter celebrated 70 years of wedded bliss on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

Seeing the most beautiful thing he had ever seen at 14-years-old leads to a 70th wedding anniversary.

Farm park manager calls for giant pumpkins

Opoutere School juniors with the giant pumpkins they grew for Bullswool Farm Park's competition.

 Grown a giant pumpkin? Take it to Bullswool Farm Park

Hamilton Press

Calling recruits for Camp America

Hamilton student Rhiannon Jones is on her way to her second year at Camp America and encourages other kiwi's to give it a go.

 Rhiannon Jones had to adjust to life at an all-girls orthodox Jewish camp in Pennsylvania.

Learning Bridge from the best

Hamilton Press reporter Kelley Tantau took a lesson in Bridge.

I was told it takes 12 weeks to fully learn the card game Bridge. I tried to learn it in two hours. 

Franklin County News

PINC pilates brings smiles

Shona Oates, Dorothy Salmons, Becky Onyett (Total Physiotherapy director), Derrel Ferregel and Lynda McKay take part in ...

A Pukekohe physiotherapy clinic is doing its bit to bring relief to women battling and recovering from cancer.

Two more Z stations robbed

Crime squad investigating the scene at the Z service station in Botany Downs, east Auckland.

Cigarettes and cash the target for thieves smashing their way into service stations in the small hours.

Cambridge Edition

Convincing liars rewarded at gala

David Cooney presents Amy Martin with her award as the second place getter in the 2016 Cooney Insurance Short Story ...

 Tellers of the best 'convincing lies' are rewarded for their efforts in Cambridge-based short story competition.

Karapiro wakeboarder aims for worlds

Nick Beale had a nasty wakeboarding accident, but that hasn't stopped him from aiming for world championships next year.

After a gnarly wakeboarding accident last year, Karapiro Water Ski Club member Nick Beale is back on the water and aiming for a world title.

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