Geeks fight city hall and win

A bylaw was deemed invalid, so refunds are available for fines for parking a signwritten vehicle in a public place.

A Tauranga bylaw about publicity parking was ruled too broad, so council's giving people their money back.

'More than pulling tits' video

Waikato/Bay of Plenty Young Farmer regional manager James Bryan.

Eight Waikato/Bay of Plenty farmers are in a battle to be the region's best.

Adele fans caught in traffic accident

The tow truck arrives at the scene.

Adele concertgoers caught up in traffic crawl on State Highway 1.

Flights fuel Adele fans' fear

Many people going to Adele's Auckland shows were flying into Hamilton and driving north from there because flights were ...

Flight diversion as low cloud disrupts one plane so far from Hamilton International Airport.

Vintage Read: Darling Buds of May

First published in 1958, the Darling Buds of May is big on character, thin on plot.

Browsers bookshop owner Rachel Pope finds the original of an old TV show.

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Taupo Times

Working man to take on standing MP

Ala' Al-Bustanji has thrown his hat into the ring as Labour's Taupo Electorate candidate.

Ala' Al-Bustanji is taking on Louise Upston in Taupo this election.

Concert to help Elyse

A concert is being organised to raise funds for Elyse Johnson.

Songs will be sung to support a little Taupo girl bravely battling an inoperable brain tumour. 

South Waikato News

Weighbridge pending overhaul

The Putaruru Transfer Station weighbridge which has been found to be faulty.

South Waikato District Council weighs up options for faulty Putaruru weighbridge.

Dead ducks disgust

One of many ducks dying in Tokoroa's Lake Moananui.

Residents outraged as dead ducks are left to rot in Lake Moananui attracting maggots and blow flies.

Ruapehu Press

New Youth Council take their pledge

Youth ambassadors from Taumarunui and Ohura Ward.

A council representing the voice of young people in the Ruapehu District were sworn in.

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts joint investment approved

Whakapapa skifield.

Ruapehu residents are being asked to approve a combined investment that would transform the district into a premier ski destination.

Rotorua Review

Menancing dogs neutered

The Government has granted Rotorua Lakes Council $22,247.83 to subsidise neutering for menacing dogs. (File photo)

Rotorua MP Todd McClay welcomes injection of funds for dog neutering in Rotorua.

Falcons make history - again

Hatupatu and Maia at their Redwoods home.

They just can't stop making conservation history.

Piako Post

Good George partners with World Masters

Managing director Darrel Hadley at the Good George brewery in Frankton, Hamilton.

OPINION: Good George locks down the Masters Games, cementing its place as a household name, writes Simon Wood.

Libraries in the digital era

Dr Ursula Edgington recently visited a number of libraries in the South Island to see how well they were connected to ...

Opinion: Has there been enough investment to bring out libraries into the digital era?

North Waikato News

Helping hand to upgrade community garden

Bunnings management staff from across the country helped build new facilities at the Ngaruawahia Community Garden. ...

In just a few hours, Bunnings staff revamped the Progress to Health community garden in Ngaruawahia.

'Swagger' dog found

Coffee, the pitbull-staffordshire cross, has been found and returned to her family.

Good news - both Huntly dogs with swag have been found after the ute they were in was stolen.

Matamata Chronicle

Waikato man drought

The last Waikato man to win Rural Bachelor and lift the Golden Gumboot was Jeff Peek in 2014.

It appears there may be a lack of competitive men in the Waikato.

Libraries in the digital era

Dr Ursula Edgington recently visited a number of libraries in the South Island to see how well they were connected to ...

Opinion: Has there been enough investment to bring out libraries into the digital era?

Hauraki Herald

Blaze was deliberately lit

The back half of the three bedroom house was completely gutted in the blaze.

A family's holiday home on the coast of Thames has been gutted in a blaze lit during a break-in.

Thames Valley rugby kicks off

Waihou players take on Waihi Athletic during last year's Thames Valley Rugby Club final.

The Thames Valley Club Rugby competition kicks off this weekend with a full round of Senior A and Senior B grade games to start the season.

Hamilton Press

Good George partners with World Masters

Managing director Darrel Hadley at the Good George brewery in Frankton, Hamilton.

OPINION: Good George locks down the Masters Games, cementing its place as a household name, writes Simon Wood.

Artists named in Fieldays finals

Twenty five sculptural works have been selected as finalists in the Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award. The works ...

Imagination and creativity of Kiwi artists and DIYers knows no bounds.

Franklin County News

A safe space

New mums have been benefiting from Space, which is an initiative that supports mums and explores ways to help their ...

For new mums wanting to vent, learn more about babies, or meet other new mums, Space allows them to do so.

Brigade's new boss

John Robinson is happy to be in charge of Pukekohe Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Pukekohe Volunteer Fire Brigade has a new Chief Fire Officer.

Cambridge Edition

Right attitude and drive gets you to top

Olympic rower Eric Murray and his dogs, Gucci and Smudge at a park in Cambridge.

'Enjoy it - have fun' is Olympic rower Eric Murray's advice to this year's Maadi Cup competitors.

Good George partners with World Masters

Managing director Darrel Hadley at the Good George brewery in Frankton, Hamilton.

OPINION: Good George locks down the Masters Games, cementing its place as a household name, writes Simon Wood.

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