Christmas lights on

Hamilton's Christmas Tree in Garden Place was lit up on Sunday night to a large crowd.

9:42 PM  The country's largest Christmas tree has been lit up in Hamilton's centre.

Aggravated robbery in Ngaruawahia

Police are seeking information on an aggravated robbery in Ngaruawahia.

9:01 PM  Money is believed to have been stolen in an robbery in Ngaruawahia.

Our tribute to Jonah Lomu video

9:00 PM  As the country comes together to pay tribute to All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu, some rugby identities pay their respects to the great man.

Young director struggles to make Rent

Alexander Pelham-Waerea, in red, playing the character Angel leads the rest of the cast of Rent in song. The production, directed by Henry Ashby, in purple-check shirt, has lost funding and needs to find $6500 by next week to put the show on.

A struggling artist is fighting to stage a musical about struggling artists as funding has collapsed just two months out from opening night.

Dialysis van first for region

Bryan Barker, Dr Peter Sizeland, Hugh Makgill, Nicky Hagan and Scott Smith enjoy the new caravan.

The campervan will allow home-based dialysis patients to travel.

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Hamilton's 150th

Donation to help dialysis patients

Morrinsville Lions Club members chop firewood to raise funds for a modified van for dialysis patients. Photo: SUPPLIED

Dialysis patients will soon be able to take a much-needed holiday after a $110,000 donation towards a modified campervan.

Massive costume sale

Gwen Lyon, chairperson of the Hamilton Operatic Youth Council, and society member Jonathan Eyers check out costumes on offer at their giant garage sale on  May 2.

The chaos seen last at Hamilton Operatic's giant garage sale in 2011 could be replicated on May 2 as the society cleans thousands of retro and fashion items from its wardrobe, says business manager Jason Wade.

Time behind bars for mum

The Coroners Court of Victoria has found methamphetamine deaths are soaring.

Mother who made and distributed P from her Hamilton home jailed for six years, seven months.

'#Amazing' birthday bash gallery

PARTY: Louise Racliffe and Gabrielle de Bruijn celebrate Hamilton's 150th birthday and the 10th anniversary of the Riff Raff statute.

The birthday hangover is still being felt after Hamiltonians threw one hell of a party.

Cultural desert? Not Hamilton

The Meteor Theatre is listed at No 4, where theatre is now enjoyed week in and week out.

OPINION: You could fill a book with what's wrong with Hamilton but the city's sesquicentennial is not one.

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