Call for Hamilton Housing Accord

Mayoral candidate Paula Southgate said Hamilton could become the most liveable city in New Zealand.

7:01 PM  ​Hamilton is being urged to sign up to a Housing Accord.

Women arrested for burglaries

Police have arrested two women over burglaries in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

6:54 PM  Two women stole from 10 motels and baches over seven months.

Woman facing drug charges

Hamilton police  uncovered a clan lab and a cannabis growing room near the central city.

A woman is facing drug charges after a drug bust on a property which was for sale.

Pair face rapist in court

Te Anga Tipene was sentenced to 11 years in prison at the High Court in Hamilton on Friday.

GRAPHIC CONTENT: Two of the bravest women in Hamilton watch their whimpering rapist get jailed for 11 years.

'Cory was screaming for help'

Cory Edgecombe Lilley is presumed to have drowned at Raglan on November 26 last year.

A swimmer tried to pull a drowning Hamilton teenager caught in a rip off a Raglan beach to safety.

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Taupo Times

Summer Concert selling out fast

The next Summer Concert is selling out fast in Taupo.

Locals will have to be quick if they want to go to the Summer Concert in Taupo in January.

A cafe to tackle life's challenges

Skye Clark is the team leader for the newest health centre in Taupo, Real, who help youth during tough times.

Preventing youths from heading towards darker times is the focus for the newest health centre in Taupo.

South Waikato News

South Waikato school celebrates more than a century

Lichfield School caretaker and elder statesman Arie Plessius cuts the birthday cake marking the school's 132 years.

It's not everyday you celebrate 132 years but Lichfield School in the South Waikato has done just that.

21st Century learning for Tokoroa's Catholic school

Bishop Edward Gaines Catholic School principal Helen McGuigan with students in the bean bag corner of one of the ...

Tokoroa's Bishop Edward Gaines Catholic School opens new classroom block to offer students more flexible learning environment.

Ruapehu Press

Longest serving librarian has no plan to retire

Kamu Lala's love for books and people has made her the longest serving librarian in the Ruapehu District.

Kamu Lala's love of books and people has turned into a dream career spanning many years.

Senior off to disc golf world champs

Peter Boyle is part of the Flying Kiwi squad representing at the World Disc Golf Championships in Canada.

Age is no barrier for a Taumarunui man ready to take on the Americans in their own game.

Rotorua Review

'Drug dealers are terrorists'

Rotorua mayoral candidate John Rakei-Clark wants convicted dealers to have all their personal property confiscated, be ...

Rotorua mayoral candidate John Rakei-Clark vows to launch NZ's biggest drug crackdown if elected.

Chamber forum welcomed by mayor, slammed by candidates

An audience of council and mayoral candidates heard from some of Rotorua's business leaders.

What Rotorua's next Mayor and councillors' can do for the business community was spelt out at a special candidates forum hosted by the Rotorua Chamber of Commerce.

Piako Post

Agressive weed a threat to waterways, crops

It looks pretty but the alligator weed can form mats, taking over waterways, wetlands while on land it grows, competing ...

Waikato Weed Watch: It grows over water and land, choking waterways and competing with crops.

Staff morale, productivity improves and accidents reduced

Gavin Haddon, director CooperAitken, Kristine Gibbons, director Gibbons Engineering and Robyn Pickett, ACC Administrator.

Health and safety practices at the forefront of business.

North Waikato News

Cook Island culture celebrated

St Paul's School Cook Island group leader Latisha Utikere, left, and manager Sherie Draper have brought together a ...

The Cook Island culture is being celebrated by St Paul's Catholic School.

Unconventional art on show

A selection of Edd Callaghan's many pieces are featured at the Next Level Gallery.

Ngaruawahia self-taught artist Edd Callaghan uses an unconventional method to create his art work.

Matamata Chronicle

Vandals target town reserve

Centennial Drive was developed over decades and meanders through Matamata from Broadway to Bedford Park.

Centennial Drive committee members are left frustrated after vandals caused serious damage to one of the reserves. 

Agressive weed a threat to waterways, crops

It looks pretty but the alligator weed can form mats, taking over waterways, wetlands while on land it grows, competing ...

Waikato Weed Watch: It grows over water and land, choking waterways and competing with crops.

Hauraki Herald

Hair to go in fundraiser

From left: Isaac Tissingh, 17, Skye Budge, 14, Aisha Charlton, 17, and Olivia Schuler, 15, will all shave their hair off ...

Ten Paeroa College students will soon be feeling the cold after they shave off their hair for charity.

Labour Weekend art exhibit

ARTWaikino Exhibition supreme winner for 2015 Barbara von Seida is back this year as a judge.

The much anticipated annual art exhibition is in the process of being organised.

Hamilton Press

Rapper Rylee Paekau's promising wins

Rylee Paekau performing on stage at the Waikato regional final of Rockshop Bandquest.

Twelve-year-old Rylee Paekau is raking in the awards for rapping.

'Epic and intimate' Shakespeare on stage

In character: Lavinia and Tamora.

Slip of the Tongue is back after a three-year hiatus.

Franklin County News

New display highlights fire safety

Pukekohe fireman Darryn Pritchard and Franklin Family Support's Bonnie Reid  have set up a new fire safety display.

Franklin Family Services has teamed up with the NZ Fire Service for a safety campaign.

Stars align for local photographer

Photographer Greg Stevens' image of the Awhitu Lighthouse at 3am placed second in the Local Scene category at the ...

How often have you looked up at night and marvelled at the stars?

Cambridge Edition

St Peter's support their First XV

There was plenty of support for St Peter's First XV rugby team.

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Local hunter gatherer has TV debut

Toa Hunter Gatherer, Owen Boynton from Cambridge, has his debut on TV in September.

Hunter, bow-maker and bush-craftsman Owen Boynton will make is debut as Toa Hunter Gatherer on Maori Television in September.

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