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Pasta-worshipper newest Kiwi video

Pastafarian Bjorn Oback at the citizenship ceremony in Hamilton Gardens on Friday.

Pastafarian Björn Oback is the first carb-worshipper to swear an oath of allegiance to New Zealand on his religion's new holy book.

Summer mornings best time to be active

Personal trainer Alison Storey begins her weekly column with the Cambridge Edition, answering your questions on fitness ...

There are people in Malawi who have to walk for 30 minutes just to get their water for the day.

Dumped roosters raise 'hell'

Just one of the gang of "bad boys" who stalk a Cambridge neighbourhood.

Residents want brood of unruly roosters gone after killings, cock-a-doodle-dos and coital gazes.

Moorby's Top 5 this weekend

Kylie Bax having fun at the Te Rapa Racecourse in 2015.

Don't miss the chance to experience one of Waikato's many pre-Xmas festivities.

Pets for presents

Puppies like these are some of many being dumped around the Waikato.
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Giving pets as Christmas presents may not be so cute after all.

Cambridge author unapologetic

Cambridge children's author Denis Shuker releases his fourth adventure in the series about the Riwaka Gang.

Cambridge children's author Dennis Shuker releases his fourth adventure for the Riwaka Gang.

Big, new playground for Te Awamutu

The pump track will be included as part of Te Awamutu's new playground.

Te Awamutu's long-discussed new playground and bike park will be opening in the new year.

Final show in Cambridge Town Hall

This year Grimm released a single called Foreigner, which was co-written by Mike Elizondo.

Hip hop artist Diaz Grimm is playing two final shows at the Cambridge Town Hall.

Waipa plan 'ambitious but affordable'

Waipa District Council would be able to manage a lower rates increase, if it raises water rates.

The draft 10-year plan includes sizeable commitments to infrastructure.

How to hack Christmas

Hamilton Budget Advisory Trust manager Tony Agar warns against using credit cards to purchase presents this Christmas. ...

A city budget adviser says planning is the key to a successful Christmas.

A feast of fish and chips

Fish and chips from The Wharf in Thames is hard to beat. I think it is best eaten straight from the paper.

Denise Irvine returns to The Wharf in Thames and is delighted to find it's sticking to its knitting.

Hamilton Gardens' lemon citrus slice

This no-bake lemon citrus slice from Hamilton Gardens Cafe is easy to whip up.

This no-bake slice is easy as to make and even easier to eat.

Review: Cafe Inc, Rototuna

The energiser breakfast was both guilt-free and delicious and the coffee was strong.

Popular for post-gym breakfasts and smoothies.

Neat places: top vegan haunts

There are vegan choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Hayes Common.

Hamilton has a range of yummy options for vegans at Christmas

ICAS exam no problem for top student

Matamata Intermediate School student Marissa McGill received the top award in the New Zealand Year 7 ICAS English Exam.

ICAS isn't really an exam you can study for, they can throw anything at you.

Pearls of wisdom from head boy and girl

Head girl Awhina Pearce and head boy Kaleb Reid share their memories as students at Matamata College.

Head students set new goals and look forward to life after secondary school.

Jennifer Freeman's 'Chernobyl' collection

Matamata woman Jennifer Freeman's 'Chernobyl' collection was presented at the EIT Hawke's Bay end-of-year fashion show.

Student selects an apocalyptic theme to present her fashion collection.

Renovations complete at judo club

Marie Thom, Papu Siameja, Matt Lang and Rebecca Lickfold. Members of the Camkada Judo Club in Cambridge.

Want to get off the couch and out of your comfort zone? Judo could be for you.

Waikato bishop receives UK calling

Bishop of Waikato Helen-Ann Hartley is concluding her tenure this month.

The Bishop of Waikato is concluding her time in the episcopate on December 25.

Find out what exercise you enjoy

Personal trainer Alison Storey begins her weekly column with the Cambridge Edition, answering your questions on fitness ...

Mediterranean diet is the most beneficial for health and body fat loss.

Riding for the Disabled thanks community

Riders Raphael Cimadom, Konrad Bhai and Will Flavell received the assistance of Riding for the Disabled volunteers.

The organisation providing assisted horse rides to people living with disabilities needs more funds to keep running.

Online Cenotaph a place to share war stories

The Online Cenotaph stall is in Cambridge Library until January 18.

People encouraged to add to the stories of their fallen war heroes via the Online Cenotaph.

Democratic process undermined

Mayor Jim Mylchreest believes the current Waipa District Council ward system presents a fair democratic system of one ...

Waipa District Council's decision not to include a Māori ward for the next election has spurred emotional debate.

Moorby's Top 5

Neil Wagner of New Zealand bowls during day three of the test match series between New Zealand Blackcaps and the West ...

There's plenty to see and do in the Waikato this weekend.

Breakfast at the Mount

Heath St Cafe is a newcomer at Mt Maunganui's Central Parade.

Denise Irvine tries eggs two ways at two Mt Maunganui newcomers.

Four decades of Piako Post video

Piako Post staff 2017. Back from left: Leon Green, Graham Vincent, Lawrence Gullery and Jason Douthett. Front from left: ...

The Piako Post began publishing in December, 1977 and stands as one of the oldest community papers in the Waikato.

Meat Mike from Waikato

MIke Van Der Hoeven with his Christmas hams.

Waikato butcher tells us (apart from hamming it up) what he'll be doing this Christmas - and beyond.

Deck the Cambridge Town Hall video

Hall co-ordinator Karin Stedall and Cambridge Christmas Festival president Deb Robinson.

The theme for this year's festival is Deck the Halls and each tree has been decorated in a certain style.

Ocean needs $150k US surgery

Kristen Waite, with her daughter Ocean Stephen, who needs an operation in the United States to enable her to walk.

Ocean Stephen was 14-months-old before her mum realised something was wrong.

It's about 'gardening without borders'

The Beekeeper's Hobbit Hole, designed by Brian Massey and put together by the team at Hobbiton, won the best in show ...

Hobbiton wins more awards - this time for gardening - The Beekeeper's Hobbit Hole.

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