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Motorists nowhere to turn

NZTA is working on improving state highway 27 between Matamata and Waharoa.

Amended road safety measures for busy state highway.

Who will be Waikato electorate's new MP?

People will decide which candidate will lead the Waikato electorate.

Candidates for the Waikato electorate reflect on their campaigns.

Council rethink on traffic lights

Matamata-Piako District Council chief executive Don McLeod.

Morrinsville traffic lights cost out by $105,000.

Early intervention the key

Using over the counter medication has kept macular degeneration at bay for Alyson Clay.

People over the age of 50 should not put vision problems down to growing old.

Moorby's Top 5

The Waikato Cherry Tree Festival will be held on September 23 and 24.

Check out what the Waikato has to offer this weekend.

Good Union's great burger is a winner already

Good Union won the Moo & Brew competition last year and is hoping for two in a row with this year's entry: Holy Smoke.

A burger and beer is a meal in itself, and now the search is on to find the perfect pairing. Denise Irvine checks out one of the contestants.

Old names doing new things

Winemakers Tim and Judy Finn, from Neson, have produced Tom's Block 2015 Pinot Noir, a refined, elegant, medium weighted ...

Opinion: Lip-smackingly delicious, packed full of exciting, vibrant and racy citrus flavours.

Modern Māori on not so serious tour

Maaka Pohatu, Francis Kora, Matariki Whatarau and James Tito, forming the Modern Māori Quartet.

The quartet are on the road to 14 theaters across NZ, where they expect to meet a lot of aunties.

Review: Cucina Cafe, Hamilton

An $18 Kansas pulled pork sandwich from Cucina Cafe on Thackeray makes for a mysterious and delicious lunch.

The cafe located next to Anglesea Clinic was full of mystery and lovely old ladies.

Steam engine returns to marae

The steam engine from Te Omeka Marae is returning to the Marae for it's 80'th birthday celebrations this month.

The 80th birthday celebrations of Te Omeka Marae will see the return of a farm machinery icon.

'Shock' heart condition for baby Evie video

Jennifer Taylor and her 11-month-old daughter Evie.

​At Jennifer Taylor's 20-week pregnancy scan, she received news no parent ever wants to hear.

Place to achieve sovereignty

Ngāti Hauā kuia Te Ao Marama Maaka at the re-opening of the Maori parliament in the Waikato.

Centenary of Māori parliament a timely reminder of the political past.

Labour 'has nothing to give'

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters on the streets of Matamata with his Waikato candidate, Stu Husband.

Reporter Mike Bain takes a lunch time break - with Winston Peters.

Who has done enough?

Kingi Tuheitia's influence over his people will be tested on election day.

Wish lists ready for politicians

Hamilton Mayor Andrew King is hoping the newly elected government will continue to support the city's development.

What are our community leaders looking for in the next government?

Saxi's star on the rise

Cambridge singer/songwriter Saxi (Anna Saxton) is off to LA to work with mentors who have produced some of the music ...

It's "achievement unlocked" for the young Cambridge singer with the soaring voice.

Matamata doctor receives distinguished fellowship

Dr Greg Dunn, from Matamata Medical Centre, received a distinguished fellowship from the College of General Practitioners.

Dr Greg Dunn loves acting, but the Matamata GP is more passionate about his patients and registrars.

Future of public fruit trees underway

Steve Simpson takes a graft from a plum tree for the Matamata Bee Fruitful project.

A project aims to provide fruit for the community.

Vinyl's resurgence

Record shop owner Andrew Maitai had old and new vinyl records for sale at the fair in Hamilton on Saturday.

Vinyl collectors say records are not just for old music.

EV-angelists preach gospel

Te Kopuku High School student Te Morenga Maihi gets some assisting propulsion from mentor Aidan Ratcliffe.

An open day on electric cars is informative and, perhaps surprisingly, thrilling.

Drama in the home

Ethan Pyne, Anna Pyne and Rebekah Reid are part of Hamilton's Homeschool Dramatix.

Homeschool Dramatix have been putting on shows for the past six years.

Every week is Māori Language Week

Te Kopuku students Poihakena Reid and Luanne Butler want to see more Kiwis speaking Maori.

For Te Kōpuku High School students, Māori language isn't just a one-week thing.

Woman's search for dad, 8 years later

Barrell has two pictures of a dad she hasn't heard from in eight years.

Caitlyn Barrell hasn't heard from her father in eight years. His brothers and sisters haven't heard from him in 15.

Dr Libby's food confessions

Dr Libby Weaver's new book aims to put an end to food confusion.

Foods many of us indulge in, Dr Libby has never touched.

Mastering the mountains of life

Sue Delarue  works out at the gym with her personal trainer Pam Newcomb-Wordsworth.

Forget cards, wrapped presents, Sue Delarue plans to climb a mountain for her birthday.

Bitten in Bali

Don't feed the monkeys. Travel doctors warn that the risk of rabies from animal bites is real and too many people are ...

Too many Kiwis are living with potential rabies after receiving poor treatment of animal bites, travel doctors say.

Walking for senior citizens

Florence Shearman with her grandson Jeff Shearman at a previous Global Walk for Seniors in Cambridge.

People will walk around the Cambridge racetrack in support of senior citizens.

Donations help fight cancer

Jill Brown at the stall outside Cambridge ANZ on Daffodil Day in 2016. Cambridge raised $12,000 last year and about ...

Almost $15,000 has been raised by Cambridge for Daffodil Day.

Special memorial quilt for Le Quesnoy

Rewa Douglas and the quilt the Cambridge Patchwork and Craft Group made for Le Quesnoy.

Women in Cambridge have created a quilt to signify 100 years since World War I.

'If you know the word in te reo, use it'

Leamington School principal Mike Malcolm said every week was Māori Language Week for his students.

A primary school teacher believes a cultural shift has helped te reo become more accepted in schools.

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