Life & Style

Creating floral art for over three decades

Pam Portegys received a Life Membership Award from the Morrinsville Floral Art Club.

Floral art more than just 'little old ladies' poking around with flowers.

Moove over Gollum, Moonique is here

Farmlands owner Ian Morgan and Glen Murray with Moonique, a lifesize fibreglass cow they won on a TradeMe auction.

Moonique moves into Matamata.

Should council consider a cap on companion cats?

Matamata-Piako District Council says it would cost too much to enforce a policy restricting the number of cats per home ...

75 per cent voted yes to a cap on the amount of cats you can own. 

Get rewarded for recycling

Kiwi Bottle Drive will hopegully come into effect in Matamata

The Kiwi Bottle Drive is making recycling even more rewarding.

Candidates prepare to woo Hamilton voters

Jo Wrigley, Green Party candidate for Hamilton West.

Can anyone topple incumbent Tim Macindoe?

Review: Gothenburg, Hamilton

Thai prawn fish cakes with chilli and lime mayo, chilli and coriander.

The hardest thing is picking which tapas to try.

Engineer pursues difficult field

Software engineer Alaa Abuellif has received a $1000 scholarship to help with her study at Waikato University.

In a field dominated by men, Alaa Abuellif is changing the status quo.

Marae made of matchsticks, who's the builder?

The folk art marae at the Cambridge Museum has been built out of about 1000 match sticks.

A miniature marae built from matchsticks has piqued the interest of museum officials.

Quarter of Waipa's population is disabled

There are about 4700 people in Cambridge living with some sort of disability, 2200 of them with serious mobility issues.

The scheme would cost $100,000 per year, co-funded by Waipa and NZTA.

Maitland's Top 5 - hot springs

The private spas at the Te Aroha Mineral Spas are large wooden tubs filled with hot mineral water.

Help take the chill off this winter by taking a dip at these hidden gems around the region.

Honest, Kiwi music with tears and big beats

Singer Abbie Harker-Ferguson's powerful voice demanded attention.

Review: Performers leave Hamilton, On A Good Note.

Young dancer in Psy's video video

Psy performs Gangnam Style at the 40th American Music Awards.

A Hamilton 12-year-old dances in Gangnam Style star's latest music video.

NZ war museum campaign launches

Greg Moyle, chairman of the New Zealand War Memorial Trust speaks at Cambridge's St Andrew's Church.

Museum marks New Zealand's part in liberation of Le Quesnoy.

Review: Caress/Ache

Megan Goldsman and Calum Hughes play torn lovers Saskia and Cameron in Caress/Ache.

Tactile production impresses with evocative delivery and powerful performances.

Vegans can save our world

Laura Hetherington wants to bring Earth Overshoot Day to people's attention.

What happens when we use up the Earth's resources for the year?

Doctor courts Miss Universe crown

"Recovering Aucklander" doctor Sarah Hensby-Bennett fell in love with Hamilton and Waikato Hospital in 2016 during an ...

Cancer scientists can still be interested in ball gowns, contestant Sarah Hensby-Bennett says.

Review: Hopin Stopin Cafe, Taupiri

The battered gurnard, thick crunchy chips and garden salad with balsamic dressing, was tasty.

The tables with a river view are spectacular - if you can get in quick enough.

Opinion: Sparkling and delicious wines

Hunter's Wines founder Jane Hunter with the Wolf Blass Award, 2016.  Hunter's 2014 Marlborough Pinot Noir features ...

Opinion: When should one enjoy a glass of bubbles?

Hakarimata steps still closed

The Hakarimata Summit steps in Ngaruawahia has been closed since April after torrential rain damaged parts of the track.

The Hakarimata Summit track is still closed to the public, even though the barrier restricting access has been removed.

Council says no to sugary beverage policy

Matamata-Piako District Council has decided not to back a plan to introduce rules on sugary drinks at public events and ...

The heat is going in councils to introduce sugar-free policies.

Interact reaching out to children in Pakistan

The newly-formed Matamata College Interact club, with co-presidents Brooke Dunbar and Patrick Roskam is seeking books to ...

Same as Rotary, no committees. 

Bee Fruitful project

Matamata Bee Fruitful project, by Transition Matamata, is looking for graftings from plum, peach, apple and pear trees ...

An initiative co-ordinated by Transition Matamata could bear fruit around town.

Award-winning homes

Nick Holcroft, of Holcroft Prestige Limited, has won the Builder's Own Home category for his Chartwell home.

Awards for the Waikato House of the Year have been announced, and one Flagstaff build has swept up half a dozen.

Hip hop dancer on recruitment drive

James Tautuku, who was part of the IDentity Dance Company and founding crew, is looking for potential stars in Cambridge.

An international hip hop dancer is on the hunt for three Cambridge dance crews.

$20K art award up for grabs

This artwork titled Good Kisser, created by Auckland artist Sorawit Songsataya, earned the $20,000 National Contemporary ...

Those with a passion for quirky or challenging art will be eagerly awaiting this year's ceremony.

Protecting Cambridge's village character

A third river crossing between Cambridge and Leamington continues to be on the table for future discussions.

A strategy to protect what makes Cambridge while the town continually expands.

Hampton Downs to host cycle enduro

Jim McMurray is hoping to encourage more men to have health checks, through his appearance at the Pedal4Prostate event.

Cycling champion pedals in the inaugural Pedat4Prostate event at Hampton Downs Motor Sport Park.

Gyms aren't for these ladies

Ready to walk a 5km grid of Cambridge is this group of Fat Bottomed Girls.

Women told to 'suck it up, put on your big girl pants and get out there' walking.

Going biodegradable to reduce plastic

More people are making the shift to reusable bags in supermarkets, which New World checkout operator Georgia van den ...

Which Waikato town has 1-tonne of waste going into landfill weekly?

Maitland's Top 5

Anika Moa's Chop Chop Hiyaaa! tour will be in Hamilton on Monday.

It's cold in the Waikato this weekend, so rug up, keep warm and check out the Top 5 things to do.

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