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Weight loss or exercise, which comes first?

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

Focus on fitness will lower your overall risk of diseases and illness.

Lizard opens door to renter video

Keeping blue-tongued lizards as pets may make it easier to get a rental over a cat or dog. Royce Nimot with his reptile ...

When told he couldn't have cats, Royce Nimot adopted blue-tongued lizards instead.

Baxter sexually assaulted me

New Zealander Ros Lewis, now based in Australia, joined poet James K Baxter's commune at Jerusalem in 1970. Her good ...

Ros Lewis recounts her rape by the famous poet James K Baxter.

Ellen's top 5 - Easter weekend

Hamilton Zoo founder Murray Powell will open the zoo's 50th anniversary celebrations this weekend.

Meet some exotic animals, catch some hot cross buns, or jam along to some hearty folk tunes.

Life after losing 50kg

Georgia Nesbit in 2019 with her young son Braxton.

At 15, Georgia Nesbit tipped the scales at 123kg. Now she's got a baby and is continuing a healthy lifestyle.

Tips for selecting a personal trainer

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

Any degree-qualified trainer should have enough knowledge about physiology and biomechanics.

The nuns whose religion is weed video

Waikato-based Sister Maria is part of an international order of self-styled 'nuns' who employ hemp in their philosophy.

There will be no church service, hymns, or feast after Lent for these women.

Teacher mourned around the world

Science teacher Cino Pires, up to his death, remained in touch with many of his students over nearly 60 years.

The global reach of Cino Pires' work as a teacher reflects a career forged in classrooms of several countries.

What's on this weekend

Some Kōkako nest in Pirongia Forest Park.

Cycling, costume design and jazz makes for another varied weekend in the Waikato.

Sarah Ulmer 'stoked' at Cycling Festival

Olympic cycling champion Sarah Ulmer, and Nimbus Media's David Woodcock, who will be filming during the Cambridge ...

The event is growing from strength to strength as more take to their bikes.

Te Ara Wai has strong backers

The history of Waipā and its place in the New Zealand Wars could be a significant step in capturing the country's real ...

Key historians are endorsing a new Waikato discovery centre.

Public invite to nude art session

"In this setting, nudity is comfortable and completely natural," artist Dominique Marriott says. "I believe this should ...

One of the artists taking part in the Raglan Arts Weekend wants to give people a first-hand insight into her creative process.

They carved a love story out of thin air

Kayla and her husband Jordan at their wedding ceremony, watched over by their daughter Alera.

Cancer cut Shaun Fahey' life short, but despite being deaf the renowned comedian left an enduring legacy.

Barossa wines uniformly 'excellent'

The 2019 Vintage begins at Rockford Wines in the Barossa Valley, South Australia.

OPINION: The romance of making wine is very much in evidence in the Barossa Valley.

Greek myth Orpheus heads down the pub

Alexander Wright and Phil Grainger are touring their show Orpheus around New Zealand.

Award winning international show arrives in the North Island as part of massive tour.

Showcasing Waikato's fine foods

Mat Pedley, co-owner of Mr Pickles, holds one of his creations. Mr Pickles was part of the collaborative launch dinner ...

The organisers of an inaugural food weekend want to keep celebrating Waikato's varied food culture.

Artist shares her space

Artist Sonnett Olls has opened an art gallery in the South Waikato town of Lichfield.

Praised South African artist Sonnett Olls opens gallery in small rural Waikato town.

Flight of the monarchs

The Monarch Butterfly Trust is running a nationwide programme, in which newly hatched monarchs are fitted gently with an ...

Butterflies are being tracked with a new tagging system.

Alpaca-ing them in

Allison and Zoe Sayer made a woolly friend at the "Alpaca Colourbration".

It's touted as a showcase for the region, but is the Waikato Show an accurate reflection of the Waikato?

Bells on bikes touted

Bells on bikes is being considered as important in Cambridge's continuing development.

An increase in Lycra-clad cyclists around Cambridge's streets and pathways has lead for calls for more bell use when riding.

Raising the tempo and your heart rate

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

For every 1 per cent loss in body weight due to dehydration, heart rate increases by 7 beats per minute.

Ellen's top five this weekend

An Australian Shepherd with blue eyes at a dog show in Cambridge in 2012 (file photo).

Everything's on the table as showcase for Waikato's culinary offerings prepares to kick off.

Bollards won't stop ram raids

Waipā mayor Jim Mylchreest said additional bollards in Cambridge would be more about decoration, rather than preventing ...

Proposed bollards would do little stop a series of ram raids targeting a Cambridge business.

Jewellery in shoe donated

Te Aroha woman Yvonne King is hopeful someone has picked up her treasured jewellery that was mistakenly donated to an op ...

A pearl necklace and an engagement ring were hidden inside a boot donated to an op shop.

'Exercise saved my life'

Sharon Edge says her scars are a reminder that she is a survivor of heart failure.

Fitness and listening to her body saved Sharon Edge from further heart failure.

Sister cities a money game

New Zealand soldiers sending word by telephone, Le Quesnoy, France.
Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' ...

Funding for Waipā sister city trips now to be drawn from Cambridge and Maungatautari wards only.

Spray-free edibles all year round

Providing fresh, residue-free fruit for themselves and their son Philip is important to Roland and Annette.

Two scientists grow their food free from residues or artificial effect. Here's how they do it.

Fast-paced walking generates best results

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

Fast-paced walking, not a stroll, results in significant improvements in cardio-respiratory fitness.

Car-crazy man's ultimate shed video

Kamal Butt (left) renovated the shed for his stepfather Bill Thompson, who is now back in the driver's seat.

"The shed really did give me a fresh lease of life," says Bill Thompson. "I would say it helped give me a new beginning."

New tiny house challenge video

Danica Lidmila and her partner Tom built their first tiny house themselves, with the help of a friend. They are pictured ...

Raglan tiny house converts Danica and Tom have found another way to beat high house prices.

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