Rape-accused cricketer 'apologised'

Northern Districts cricketer Scott Kuggeleijn leaves the Hamilton District Court following an earlier appearance.

Northern Districts player Scott Kuggeleijn tells court: "She seemed to be enjoying it."

New Zealand's best bacon

Best bacon makers in New Zealand Chanelle and Shaun Neustroski with baby Caitlyn.

 Fry it flat and get those eggs in too, says the man behind the best shoulder bacon in the country.

Armed man robs dairy

Dairy robbed by man carrying pistol.

Shopkeepers forced to the floor while dairy is robbed.

TAB goes up in smoke video

In a matter of minutes the skeleton of the old Totalisator building was revealed.

Te Rapa's historic Totalisator building burnt to the ground on Thursday as a learning exercise.

New theatre gets tick

Hamilton City Council have accepted the Momentum Waikato proposal for a new performing arts theatre in Hamilton.

Council have voted in favour of Momentum Waikato's proposal to build a new performing arts theatre.

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Taupo Times

Operation Cover-up calls for generous friends

Operation Coverup collects wool blankets and sheets for Eastern European orphans like this one.  The charity is having a ...

Knitting community creates blankets for foreign orphanages.

All welcome to School expo

Community Kindy Heuheu St is holding a School Expo so parents with preschoolers can meet primary school teachers and ...

Parents given chance to meet primary school teachers.

South Waikato News

Singer's debut album is Music For Life

Former Tokoroa man, now Auckland-based singer, Ray Bishop, is releasing his debut album, 10 original songs, with a ...

A man who came from a musical family of aunties and uncles in the Waikato releases his debut solo album.

Champion chorus calling for new members

Singers in the South Waikato are invited to join the Waikato Rivertones Chorus which is is looking for new members.

South Waikato a capella singers given the chance to join Waikato Rivertones Chorus and take on the world stage.

Ruapehu Press

Training cafe welcomes head chef

Head chef Stacey Wilson, Pearl Te Wiki , Cambell Allen-Granger and Sherb Tamati are proud of the support they get from ...

A Taumarunui eatery is making a difference to youth by giving them life changing skills.

Waikato's House of the Year uses timber treasure

Built on the slopes of Taumarunui, this home sits comfortably in its environment.

Waikato region’s top builds announced.

Rotorua Review

Breaking the language barriers

English Language Partners Rotorua manager Anna Hayes

Officially, Anna Hayes is an English language tutor. Unofficially, she's a transformer.

Marvelly celebrates 10 years with Rotorua concert

Rotorua singer Lizzie Marvelly

Rotorua singer Lizzie Marvelly is set to celebrate a decade in the business with a special Rotorua concert on September 16.

Piako Post

Mums and bubs enjoy new playgroup

Cooper Macartney, 2, has a drive in a toy car at the new Mums and Bubs playgroup at Community House.

A new playgroup for preschoolers and their parents has been set up at Morrinsville's Community House.

What crushed this giant can?

What's up with the damaged diary whip can outside Tatua Co-operative Dairy Company?

Something's wrong with the giant dairy whip silo outside Tatua Co-operative.

North Waikato News

Revamp set for Matariki festival

Pitching in to prepare for the new mural are Tracy Osborne, left, Tia Barrett, Jane Stevens, Greg Waiwiri and Ben Katipa.

An old painting on a Jesmond St shop in Ngaruawahia will be replaced with a mural representing the town and Matariki.

Kimihia board chair steps down

Robyn Harris will leave behind the chairperson role on Kimihia School Board of Trustees but will continue on her part ...

Part-time teacher Robyn Harris has said goodbye to the role of Kimihia School Board of Trustees chairperson.

Matamata Chronicle

Fun and games at Futsal camp

There was plenty of indoor action at the Matamata futsal camp.

Futsal is a hit during the school holiday.

Milestones beckon Ballymore as season draws to a close

Craig Grylls gets Resurrect home after a wayward course up the Te Aroha straight on Sunday.

Milestones beckon the good folk of Ballymore Stables.

Hauraki Herald

Coromandel lifeguards honoured

Whangamata Surf Lifesaving Club was named Zespri Club of the Year for Coromandel.

Lifeguards from clubs serving the Bay of Plenty/Coromandel region have been honoured.

Wakatere play boat structure unstable - council

The replica Wakatere boat at Porritt Park in Thames.

The sub-structure of the Porritt Park play boat is not stable enough for relocation, Thames Coromandel District Council says.

Hamilton Press

Grease is the word

Beauty School Dropout performers (front) Sophie White and Aimee​ Stringer, (middle) Sophie Chaplet, Olivia Limmer, ...

For those hopelessly devoted to the musical Grease, the relationship can be rekindled at an upcoming Hamilton performance.

Fantastical play brings the beast to life

Cast members of Beauty and the Beast at Riverlea Theatre. Cogsworth- Sean White, Mrs Potts- Chris Young, Belle- Giane ...

 Preview: Musikmaker's Beauty and the Beast

Franklin County News

Steelers name 12 new players in squad

After Sevens duty at the Olympics, Sonny Bill Williams will return for Counties Manukau Steelers  squad duties in the ...

Steelers coaches Darryl Suasua, Grant Henson and Semo Sititi have announced their squad for the 2016 Mitre 10 Cup.

Andrew Hutchinson is young grower of the year

Andrew Hutchinson from Pukekohe was crowned Young Grower of the Year 2016.

A vegetable grower from Pukekohe has won a national horticulture title.

Cambridge Edition

Wheelchair basketball played in Cambridge

Cambridge man Maioro Barton plays wheelchair basketball for Waikato. Some of the best players in the sport will compete ...

Some competitive wheelchair basketball will be played in Cambridge on Saturday.

Speed changes to be discussed

People have backed a plan to reduce speed limits on some Waipa roads.

Areas in Cambridge could be looking at a speed reduction.

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