District Plan good to go

The plan has a strong focus on promoting the centre city for business and residential activities

The District plan will become partly operative before the end of the year.

Lemon curd, anyone?

Hamilton Gardens volunteer Jennifer Neems and business development manager Malcolm Hazelton with the lemon curd and ...

Eggs, honey, oranges, tomatoes, herbs and spices - all produced at Hamilton Gardens - are made into yummy souvenirs.

Student's sex boast goes sour

Alex Winiata's profile in the Nexus magazine - issue number 22, volume 48.

He bragged about his sexual prowess to get votes, but that didn't impress many.

More rain on the way

Gear yourself up for more rain Waikato and Coromandel.

Heavy rain on already saturated ground in Waikato and Coromandel.

DHB profiles critiqued

Mark Blackham has advised prime ministers, MPs, and now gives Waikato DHB candidates some PR advice.

Buzz words, vague appeals and tedious statements abound in Waiakto DHB candidate profiles says PR expert.

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Taupo Times

The Playground Project

Taupo playgrounds, including Brice St, Richmond Ave and Arrowsmith Ave playgrounds

The new, pirate-themed playground in Acacia Bay is a great example of a top-quality facility for the district's children, but what about the other suburbs? 

Kirsty Trueman hold Mangakino values

Council hopeful Kirsty Truman.

A born and bred Mangakino local has put her hand up to represent her home town again at Taupo District Council.

South Waikato News

Keeping them safe on the roads

Students enjoying their day waiting to learn what its like to drive when there are kids around and double checking that ...

The annual Young Driver Expo was held at the South Waikato Events Centre last week with a range of activities and demonstrations on offer including details, experiences and consequences of texting and driving and drinking and driving. Tamara Thorn went along to check things out.

Shopping pays off for New World customer

Tereu Tereu sits in the car he won from New World Tokoroa.

Local man wins New World Tokoroa car giveaway.

Ruapehu Press

Hundreds turn out for brigade honours night

It was a big occasion for Bronwyn and deputy chief fire officer Gary Jacobs who were both recognised for 25-years of service.

A 25-year milestone was celebrated with a Gold Star.

MP impressed by surgical bus for locals

Driver Jim Wison, Ian McKelvie, clinical nurse leader Wendy Lorentz, Angela Desborough and Kay Kidd outside the 42 tonne ...

Rangitikei National MP, Ian McKelvie praised the work of staff manning the Surgical Bus that stopped over at Taumarunui Hospital.

Rotorua Review

Tasers' bark is worse than bite video

Senior Sergeant Alan Reece with an X2 Taser.

They don't work about a third of the time - but they still frighten offenders.

Teachers take to the street over funding plans

Members of the NZEI teachers union take their protest to Todd McClay's Rotorua office.

Teachers' took their opposition to Government education reforms to Rotorua MP and Minister of Trade Todd McClay's office.

Piako Post

Nerves keep performance real for Ryan McIntyre

It was a special moment for Ryan McIntyre  to sing with his mum Sharon, at the Spectacular.

Ryan McIntyre is no stranger to singing in front of large crowds but the nerves started to set up just prior to taking the stage at Morrinsville College.

Kickstart Breakfast Club of the year

Morrinsville Primary School has the best Kickstart Breakfast Club in the galaxy.

North Waikato News

Youth head to 'life-changing' festival

Tsar Marsters, left, Kora Taipari-Marsters, Raelene Marsters, Wirihana Eriepa, Kaesen Watene, Maraea Moanaroa and ...

A festival to inspire youth has inspired three Ngaruawahia High School students after they won scholarships to attend.

Trout competition helps study

Steve Farrar & Michael Lynch fishing at Tainui Bridge in Huntly.

The Kilwell Lower Waikato River Trout Competition will see more than 100 entries vying for some top prizes as well as contribute to a fish management study.

Matamata Chronicle

Track needs project manager

Matamata-Piako District Council councillors Garry Stanley, Brian Hunter, Leonie Tisch, BMXer Ross Taylor, councillor Bob ...

 BMX track needs a project manager to see it through to completion.

Get lost in a good book

Sue Crawford, Meryl Clow, Lorna Reynolds, Joanna Grant and Bobye Hawes scan some of the titles from the 300 boxes of ...

Do you like to get lost in a good book, or how about thousands of books?  

Hauraki Herald

Football takes Alfie to the top

Soccer star Alfie Rogers.


Best of British gather in historic Grahamstown

Classic British cars cruise down Pollen St.

Thames put on some very British weather for The Brits at the Beach gathering in Grahamstown this morning.

Hamilton Press

Heavenly performance delivered at Church Tour

Sharon O'Neill, the final of the four performers to appear on stage at the The Church Tour, Hamilton.

REVIEW: Four of New Zealand's best singers and songwriters combine for The Church Tour in Hamilton.

Cafe owners win trip to home of coffee

Steve Verkley, franchise support manager Eman Yu and Korina Verkley.

Korina and Steve Verkley have scooped a prestigious award and have won a trip to Italy.

Franklin County News

Get your jog on for a good cause

Pukekohe's Doug Murphy and Dennis Ryan are part of the Pukekohe Joggers and Walkers Club who is holding the half ...

Pukekohe Joggers and Walkers Club is holding a half marathon and 6km fun run/walk on October 16.

Candidates lay it on the line in election race

The seven Pukekohe subdivision candidates for the Franklin Local Board at a meet the candidates event in Karaka.

Franklin Local Board Pukekohe subdivision candidates spill out

Cambridge Edition

Motorcoss club gets green light

Cambridge Motorcycle Club gain a ten year conditional resource consent to race at their current site.

Cambridge Motorcycle Club has been granted a ten year extension to operate at its Leamington site.

St Peter's student back from NASA

Cambridge student Nicole Allen at mission control at NASA.

St Peter's School student Nicole Allen is back from the trip to the USA Space Camp.

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