Life & Style

Treatment by the book

Saunders' work is a personal response to how she was feeling during her chemotherapy.

Art teacher and terminal cancer patient Jane Saunders has found a treatment diary can add quality, if not quantity, to her life.

Lawn saved from car park fate

An artist's impression of the treetop walk that will snake through the Hamilton Gardens.

A plan that would have converted a community gathering space into a car park appears to have been dropped.

Portraits of rural town in lockdown video

Well-known New Zealand menswear retailers Karam and John Haddad were one of many to have their bubble photo taken ...

Armed with a camera and an air horn, Laura Taylor walked the streets of her home town to document people's lives in alert level 3.

Essential worker wins $14k holiday break

Tauranga ambulance worker Dan Euinton has been rewarded for some long hours during lockdown with a break organised by ...

Tauranga paramedic Dan Euinton has been rewarded for long hours during the lockdown.

Historic hall becomes colourful home video

Karen Rowe purchased the Matatoki Hall with the intent to host small weddings at the historic site.

An old hall was purchased to host small weddings, but has since become a 'museum-like' home.

Skifield prospects calm town

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts chief executive Jono Dean at the opening of the $25 million Sky Waka Gondola at Mount Ruapehu last ...

Business operators in Ohakune have already noticed an upswing in activity in the town that banks on a good ski season.

Putting the pedal back down

Paula Pietersma's skills training sessions for young mountain bikers had only just begun when the country went into ...

Starting a mountain bike coaching business just as lockdown hit challenged Paula Pietersma but she's keen to crank it back up

Newborn rhino has a skin condition

A baby southern white rhino, named Zahra is the latest addition to the Hamilton Zoo.

Zoo-goers may notice lesions on little Zahra's legs yet there's no sign the new addition to Hamilton Zoo is suffering as a result.

Repricing paradise perhaps video

Wharekauhau Country Estate in South Wairarapa has played host to princes and presidents. Now it might be the average ...

Luxury Lodges are looking to tap the local market during their international off season, but don't expect the discounts to last.

First-time expectant mother feels let down by lack of midwives in rural Waikato

Leavia Notwen is expecting her first child, a boy, in May. She was upset to find little options for midwives in Paeroa.

Leavia Notwen was told she couldn't have kids. Now pregnant at 43, she feels let down by the rural midwives on offer.

Making leaf work of autumn

Contractor Bill Smith with some of the leaf bails on Burns St, Leamington.

Tractor and hay baler deployed in post-covid clean up of urban streets.

'Adapt or die' at Hobbiton video

River Price (second from left) had worked at Hobbiton Movie Set as a tour guide for four years.

River Price, like many Kiwis, has undergone a radical career shift after being laid off from her dream job.

Covid cans art award

03082018 News Photo: TOM LEE/STUFF - National Contemporary Art Award winner to be revealed tonight at Hamilton Museum. ...

It's a bitter pill to swallow for artists across the country as the National Contemporary Art Awards have been cancelled for 2020

Designing the perfect beach house video

The view from the driveway looking back at the house; the entrance is at the far end and the deck above it comes off the ...

Partners in life and business, Charlotte Martin and Aaron Guerin have created their dream Waihi Beach getaway.

Catch ups OK, no parties video

28122019 News Photo: Dominico Zapata
News: Raglan has a very diverse food scene for such a small town. Local producers ...

It's OK to grab a coffee with a mate, but don't go hosting big parties at your house if we move to level 2.

Solutions sought for lake water

A concept plan proposes a range of restoration and development projects for the lake and the Waipā District Council is ...

Fifty years of stormwater runoff contribute to contaminated lake.

Cash for books library standoff

The Cambridge Library collects $56,928 in book lending fees each year.

A real page turner is unfolding in a district that claims to have NZ's only library fees for books.

VR the future of finding new home video

Lodge Real Estate introduces VR open homes to provide peace of mind for buyers and sellers.

Virtual reality is changing the way real estate agents sell houses during alert level 3

Anzac spirit finds a way video

Murray Deed served with the New Zealand Defence Forces in South Vietnam in 1971.

Lockdown isolation provides time for families to consider what Anzac Day means.

Anzac morning in lockdown

Judith Scott and David Sinton will participate in a traditional Anzac Day routine at home due to coronavirus restrictions.

Thames couple Judith Scott and David Sinton are anticipating their first Anzac Day in lockdown.

Driveway version of The Last Post

Music teacher Jodi Albery will be playing The Last Post, outside her home, at dawn on Anzac Day.

A Hamilton music teacher is preparing for her debut driveway performance of The Last Post for Anzac Day.

Buddies sign up to help video

David Nordell makes a food box delivery to one of three people he's helping as a volunteer buddy.

Bringing food, medication and a helping hand, dozens have become volunteer buddies for those in need.

Turning to foodbanks in lockdown

Terry Bradley helps run a foodbank which is helping those affected in lockdown.

They wheeled extra fridge-freezers into an old cinema and turned the foyer into a storeroom to meet surge in demand.

Epic backyard obstacle course video

Simone and Josh Orr with their three kids,  Javanah, 5, Noah, 3, and Kaylani, 2.

Ngāruawāhia poppa went rogue on family's backyard with spare reno materials.

Time for a change in tourism

Hot Water Beach has been compared to a human penguin colony by some due to the crowds that flock to the Coromandel beach ...

OPINION: Industry has chance to make it more environmentally sustainable, social acceptably and risk free for the country.

Working in challenging times

09042020 News Photo: TOM LEE/STUFF - Waipa Council essential workers.  Steve Bagnall (blue gloves, blue sticker not ...

A tiki-tour of essential services in the Waipā district, at a distance.

Novel ways to keep active at home

"If we're going to be honest, this is people's opportunity to get really fit and shredded," personal trainer Alison ...

With a bit of creativity, closed gyms don't need to stop your exercise regime, a Waikato personal trainer says.

Whistle-blower cops surfers' abuse

Surfers have become more confident in their attempts to flout the lockdown rules, a resident says.

Resident makes it his job to keep lockdown flouting surfers out of the water despite abuse.

Lockdown with 60 foreign strangers

While nursing a broken ankle, Kerry Wicks and her husband Josh provided sanctuary to 60 stranded tourists.

While nursing a broken ankle, Kerry Wicks and her husband Josh provided sanctuary to 60 stranded tourists.

'Coronaisance' a blessing, curse for artists

Miranda Jane Caird gets a lot of her inspiration from her bubble of "splendid isolation" in Whale Bay.

 Being stuck at home without distractions sounds like a gift if you are an artist. That's not necessarily the case.

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