Towns all over the region did their bit to make the new royal baby feel welcome, lighting up prominent monuments.
Tirau's wrought-iron dog beamed for joy, while town clocks in both Te Aroha and Cambridge also lit up.
Cambridge also illuminated its town hall while Taupo lit its Great Lake Centre and in Hamilton, the Victoria Bridge glowed.
Waikato Times photographers Mark Taylor and Chris Hillock snapped some of the light
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