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Your body: Low mileage, one owner

Personal trainer Alison Storey continues her weekly column, answering your questions on fitness and wellbeing.

It's less about age and more about how much you may have thrashed your body.

Cherry trees attract thousands

Graham Cairns - of the McGillicuddy Serious Party - and his companion Adrienne Carthew, right, now perform as The ...

Lots of people - some who arrived on buses - were turned away after tickets sold fast.

To drink raw milk or not

Over the four years 42 raw milk investigations were triggered by non-compliance and 28 by illness, some of which caused ...

It's rich, raw, creamy white milk, and it's torn the nation in two.

We try Piu Blu pasta

The ravioli only need a few minutes in boiling water.

This small-batch pasta maker is focused on nailing his ravioli, every time.

Family risked everything to save others

Cambridge's Pierre Syban has been sharing his memories of life in Holland during World War II, with St Peter's students.

The fear of being found out was always in the back of the mind of a family which hid others during World War II.

Security cameras for public safety

Stirling Sports Cambridge owner Sarah Nicholl hopes council's new security cameras will help deter future ram raids on ...

Certainly the harder you make it for criminals, the less crime.

More representation for Cambridge

With the steady increase in the population of Cambridge, it is likely to be represented by an additional councillor and ...

Population increase means there has to be one more councillor and community board member.

Ruby's top five

Bask in the flood of pink while you can at the Waikato Cherry Tree Festival this weekend.

Gorge on home-made dumplings and bask in blooming cherry trees on your days off.

History: The dead tell tales

Dorothy Margaret (Dollie) Swarbrick was buried in 1974 with her husband August at Te Awamutu Cemetery after a long life ...

Dorothy Margaret (Dollie) Swarbrick

History: Days of future past

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on the platform of the Royal Train during their 1939 tour.

Seventy years ago, Cambridge was in a frenzy getting ready for George VI's visit.

History: Memory boxes

Former Royal Mail Hotel, corner of Belmont Road and Wharf Street, Paeroa.

Waikato has more than its fair share of historic pubs. This one's in Paeroa.

History: Camera obscura

Originally the homestead of the huge Matamata estate of Josiah Firth, the house and the tower are now a museum.

A reader from Matamata compliments Perry Rice, so he returns the favour with a historic shot of the town.

Small town's te reo triumph

Elizabeth Samuels and Joanne Aoake have had 56 people show interest in their te reo classes.

Children speaking te reo at school motivates grandparents to learn the language too.

Smokefree parks proposed

The netball courts next to the Matamata Domain are already smokefree. Now a push is going on to make public parks in the ...

The Matamata-Piako district is the amoung the last six districts to go smokefree in parks.

Cameras for Cambridge and Te Awamutu

Camridge's Victoria Street Bridge will be one area monitored by the cameras, to keep track of traffic flow.

Council will invest $240,000 in a video monitoring system for Cambridge and Te Awamutu.

Pupils clean up wetlands video

Arnia Hoga and Sarah-jo Bethell carry an old tyre out of the wetlands.

It's just not cool to litter the environment any more.

Highlighting breast health

Trish Sole and Janice Wood are touring around the Waikato with the Breast Cancer Foundation's iconic Pink Caravan.

The screening rates amongst women in the Waikato is the lowest in the country.

NZSO a highlight of the week

Andrew Joyce, with his Dodd cello, two centuries older than its player and full of full-bodied honey.

Arts reviewer Sam Edwards has stern words for arts organisations and praise for musicians.

Abandoned land could become playground

More than $6000 in rates is owed on land the Waharoa Tennis Club is built on. Ratepayers still pay for the grass around ...

The Waharoa tennis club could be the council's next playground.

Pimping out the event centres

National Party leader Simon Bridges use the Matamata-Piako Civic and Memorial Centre for his country wide road show this ...

The Matamata-Piako District Council is looking to upgrade its three event centers.

Cherry trees draw crowd

Waikato's first cherry tree festival draws quite the crowd to mark the start of spring (file photo).

Historically, adventurous passers-by snuck down the manor's 125m drive to take photos of the 40 cherry trees.

Mathematics help for kids

Jean McKenzie founded the Mathematics for a Lifetime Charitable Trust.

Pirongia not-for-profit provides help for maths students from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

Artist of the month

Matamata artist of the month San Francis said she had never tried to turn her passion for art into a full time job.

San Francis estimates she's created over 250 paintings over her lifetime.

Factor in nutrition and mental recovery

Personal trainer Alison Storey continues her weekly column, answering your questions on fitness and wellbeing.

Tapering strategies may improve competition performance by about 3 per cent.

Great-grandmother's suffrage signature

Elizabeth Ann Boyden had 10 children and taught her illiterate husband to read and write.

Elizabeth Ann Boyden was pregnant with her ninth child when she signed the suffrage petition in 1893.

Denise Irvine: The Wooden Farmer in Putāruru

Tasty pork belly sliders are a menu staple.

The Wooden Farmer in Putāruru has a cabinet of home-baked goodies, and quirky light-fittings made from milking cups.

Actor Shaun Fahey dies

Shaun Alistair Fahey: June 4, 1964 - August 13, 2018.

Charles Riddle tells the life story of a famed actor and sign-language illustrator who has died of cancer.

Pest-free Cambridge in sight

The gumboot of Ben Eade, 10, who has been trapping many rats over the winter.

Around 100 traps in the backyards of the Waikato town have put an end to around 300 rats.

Ruby's top five

Learn from the best - international mosaic tutor Sandra Sesto-Dekic will be helping you create your own mosaic at ...

Scope out some bats or build a motel for a wētā this weekend.

Name for discovery centre chosen

Iwi relations adviser Shane Te Ruki is responsible for consultation with iwi and hapū regarding the Waipā discovery ...

The governance committee for the planned Waipā discovery centre has agreed it should be named Te Ara Wai.

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