Life & Style

Model trains a lifelong obsession

Once you've started making train sets, it's hard to stop, enthusiasts say.

Some exhibitors drive trains by day and make train models by night.

Nothing common about this cafe

Eggplant is dressed for spring with asparagus, pea shoots, pickled vegetables and egg.

Hayes Common bills itself as a "neighbourhood eatery". But it's much better than that.

Ruby's top five this weekend

Labour Weekend is the perfect weekend to plant some tomatoes or courgettes.

Check out some graffiti in the works or plant some summer veges this weekend.

Cochlear implant to marriage proposal

Scotty MacLachlan has been working at Richardson Racing Stables for two years and he is soon to be married.

Scotty MacLachlan's deafness had cut him off from family and friends. Now, he's able to hear at his wedding.

The handmade tale video

Classic crafts are updated for the 21st century and transform this rural Waikato home into a happy, colourful place.

Classic crafts are updated for the 21st century and transform this rural Waikato home into a happy, colourful place.

'Tis the season for giant pumpkins

08042018 News Photo: DOMINICO ZAPATA
News: Hamilton Gardens once again hoste The Great Pumpkin Carnival and hundreds of ...

Tim Harris's pumpkin passion has literally grown to the point he now holds Southern Hemisphere records.

Water care a priority

Waikato Regional Council chairman Alan Livingston.

Opinion: Some cockies getting ahead of regulations have formed an incorporated society – King Country River Care.

Agility, balance and co-ordinaton

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

Research published just last month proved that young female gymnasts have stronger bones.

Taste Waikato captures the region's flavours

Shaved asparagus salad, fresh and local, from Taste Waikato.

When foodwriter Jan Bilton moved to Cambridge from Marlborough two and a half years ago, she was delighted by all the good things she found to eat. Now she's gathered them into a new book.

Perfect day for 'cranespotting'

Two cranes are already in place at the site of the wastewater pipe near the Gaslight Theatre.

Five large cranes will be in Cambridge, including one weighing 400 tonnes.

DIY style garage sale

Rob May Builders is the Cambridge-based business that has spearheaded the Giant DIY Garage Sale.

This event is great because we're finding new uses for our waste, keeping material out of landfill.

Ruby's top five this weekend

The Kilwell Lower Waikato River Trout Contest haul is likely to be predominantly brown trout, unlike these rainbows ...

Curl up with a book or try your hand at trout fishing for your days off.

History: Camera obscura

Many years ago, it was not unusual to see such a sight as this. Shopkeepers did occasionally stand at their doors to ...

The Hamilton City Libraries' annual calendar is now on sale at all library branches.

History: Memory boxes

Sisters of St Joseph Catholic Convent and Chapel, Willoughby Street, Thames.

Heritage consultant Ann McEwan finds Thames' historic convent still stands.

History: Days of future past

First edition of the Waikato Times newspaper,  May 2, 1872.

In 19th century New Zealand, it was illegal for a widower to marry the sister of his wife. It didn't stop many from trying.

History: The dead tell tales

John Campbell Johnstone was originally buried at his farm, Te Hāroto, on the southern shore of Raglan Harbour, but ...

Historian Lyn Williams stumbles across the story of a Raglan eccentric, one of the first Pākehā settlers in the Waikato.

Creating nipples, hiding scars

Casson - the founder of Lady Ink Cosmetic Tattooing - specialises in areola tattoos and scar camouflage.

Flesh coloured tattoos mean those who have self-harmed or undergone surgery can feel normal again.

Chia seeds, meat and three veg

Liam and Eden McPhillips will battle it out with five other teams in the newest season, for a chance to win $100,000 and ...

A father duo-daughter will be bringing both old school meals and raw vegan baking to MKR.

50 years at Thames Hospital

Robyn Wilson has been working at Thames Hospital for nearly 50 years.

Robyn Wilson started working at Thames Hospital as a ward maid when she was 16-years-old and never left.

The value of Lake Te Kō Utu

Lake Te Kō Utu is one of Cambridge's greatest assets, University of Waikato Professor Iain White said.

Specialists from the University of Waikato weigh in on the problems with Cambridge's Lake Te Kō Utu.

Children delight in Meteor magic

Aleida Brown and Lee Owens will reprise their roles as Alice and the vicar Geraldine Grainger, respectively, in The ...

The highlight of Sam Edwards' week was a bit of magic onstage at the Meteor.

Search for cancer cure in Japan

Cheryl Davies was diagnosed with a rare stage 4 Cancer of Unknown Primary earlier this year. She will make the trip to ...

Cheryl Davies said cancer was a "rich man's game" but she's not done fighting yet.

Mongolian horse race completed

Eion Kemp achieved 16th-equal in the Mongol Derby, a horse race across Mongolia.

Eion Kemp endured around 1000kms of mountains, deserts and river crossings.

Art class to gallery

Matamata artist of the month Heather Leonard ran her own gallery in Tirau for 15 years after taking up painting full time.

It was a high school art class that inspired Heather Leonard to turn painting into her full time job.

Stories from the grave video

Each grave has a story to tell, historian Lyn Williams says.

The old graves of nuns, flu victims and babies all have a story to tell, Waikato historian Lyn Williams says.

Drop a pin on Cambridge

The mapping tool on the Be Bold website will allow residents of Cambridge and other Waipā towns to drop pins on the map ...

Residents of Cambridge and other Waipā towns are being encouraged to have a digital say in town planning.

Cheap and cheerful at The Chilli House

Dumplings are handmade at The Chilli House by Caryn He's sister and brother-in-law.

Dinner at The Chilli House was delicious, no-frills fun... exactly as we were expecting.

Smart phones control smart houses

The over 60s are the biggest fans of using smart phones to control their heating, Ata Touch technical sales manager Nish ...

Bringing a date home? You can use your phone to switch on some romantic mood lighting on your way back. Learn about it at the home show this weekend at Claudelands.

Blind artist exhibits

David Candy is almost completely blind and paints pictures how he remembers seeing them. He is having an exhibition at ...

A tumour left David Candy partially blind, but he doesn't let that hinder his love of art.

Eco-burial regulations changed

In Leamington Cemetery there is a specific area for eco-burials which will leave room for the native plantings to grow.

Cemeteries in the Waipā district will be brought under new regulations, including around eco-burials.

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