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Doing the leg work

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

What exercises can improve your bone density?

Ruby's top five this weekend

There will be more than 80 floats at the Hamilton Christmas Parade this year (file photo).

Get involved or stand on the sidelines as a Waikato Christmas bonanza rolls in.

Bone marrow! Yum!

The whole rump cap is brined overnight in a solution of salt, sugar and water before it is cut, fried, finished in the ...

This is meat and three veg, but not like your mother used to make.

Ruby's top five things to do this weekend

It takes 15 people to put up and decorate this six-storey tree.

Go for a run in a Santa outfit before watching a six-storey tree light up this weekend.

Councillors encouraged to get on bikes

Waipā District Council has agreed to offer councillors and staff discounted push-bike and e-bikes to get to work.

Bikes promoted to Waipā councillors and staff to free carparks around Te Awamutu and Cambridge offices.

Arts fest acts announced

Fay Van Der Meulen stars as the titular writer in the one-woman show The Case of Katherine Mansfield, one of the shows ...

The line-up of the 2019 Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival ranges from the saucy and sensuous to the somewhat scholarly.

Jumping for fitness

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

How jumping exercises can be good for bone density.

Ruby's top five things to do this weekend

Watch 20 teams from across New Zealand face off in this ruthless Ultimate Frisbee Championships. (file photo)

Watch some competitive ultimate frisbee in action or check out some award-winning roses.

Vegan dogs: Barking mad? video

Kia Barnes says her chihuahua cross Wicket is happily and healthily vegan.

Wicket the chihuahua's fave foods are pears and pumpkin seeds, his owner says.

From Uruguay to Te Aroha

Nichole Suarez is Te Aroha College's 2018 dux recipient.

The Suarez-Perdomo family moved from Uruguay to Te Aroha to make a better life for their daughter.

The Nukes uke band comes to Cambridge

The Nukes ukulele band will be visiting Cambridge on December 2, to host a ukulele workshop as well as play a concert.

Famous ukulele band The Nukes to visit Cambridge and host a uke workshop as well as a concert.

Put your phone on 'home mode'

Studies suggest being constantly available for work is bad for us and our relationships.

OPINION: Even if you like your job, you don't want to think about it all the time.

Grandmother salutes yoga

Morrinsville woman Jean Burmester has been practising yoga since 1971.

"I may be 84 but it's only a number."

High intensity training needed

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

Football referees cover about 10km per game.

Dani dreams of new kidneys

Nine-year-old Dani Tyler requires a kidney transplant, having lost both hers to cancer.

Dani Tyler dreams of going to Disneyland, but is dependent on a kidney transplant.

Married for 300 years

This group of friends celebrated their collective 300th year of marriage in Taupo recently. Pictured is David and Ruth ...

I think the secret to why we're all still married: we all got engaged, then got married, and then we lived together.

Ruby's top five this weekend

It's the first weekend the Mansfield Garden will be open at the Hamilton Gardens.

Tour Cambridge gardens, pop into a garden party or get creative for Xmas.

Topp stuff on show

The Topp twins, Dames Lynda (left) and Jools (right), prior to the opening of Topp Twins: An Exhibition for New Zealand.

Life and works of Huntly's biggest export (aside from coal and power) on display at Waikato Museum.

Early to bed for rowers

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

Reduced sleep increases chances of injury.

What's Good: Spanish seafood paella, from The Kirk Cafe

Chef Ben Teyssier flames prawns for the finishing touches to his summery paella.

Classic paella is embellished with vibrant colour and contemporary Kiwi components.

Ruby's top five this weekend

The Original Gypsy Fair is back in Hamilton this weekend (file photo).

Delve into the stories of women during World War 1 or scope out some gypsy caravans.

'Roses are our queens'

When it comes to buying and showing roses, Lyn Eastwood said it was best to go with your gut.

"It's like a Miss World; she might have a neat figure and she might look good, but she mightn't have much personality."

15 tonnes of waste saved

Spearheaded by Cambridge-based Rob May Builders and Waipā District Council, the garage sale put brand new building ...

A garage sale in Cambridge saved nearly 15 tonnes – around 13 skip bins - of construction waste from land fill and put it into the hands of keen DIYers.

Recovery time examined

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

Muscle soreness and damage is part of the training process.

Ruby's top five this weekend

Check out some scarecrows at the Hamilton Gardens Scarecrow Festival (file photo).

Row 100 kilometres or tuck into some tasty Asian cuisine on your two days of freedom.

First child, first loss

Amber McGrail holds the teddy bears which contain the ashes of the two children she's lost through stillbirth and ...

After suffering a stillbirth and miscarriage, Amber McGrail wants to let other mums know they aren't alone.

Tahuna men fight fires

Greg Balme and Iain McDonald have received Gold Stars for their 25 years of service at the Tahuna Fire Brigade.

Iain McDonald and Greg Balme both joined the brigade on the same day in 1993.

It's all about the experience

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

It may be better just to enjoy sport an an experience, rather than step towards professionalism.

It's all good at Chur Bowl

The 12-hour lamb bowl is layered with barley tabouli and beetroot hummus.

This food truck is a shining example of New Zealand's mobile food culture.

Waikato wins most beautiful towns

Raglan, a beach town on the west coast of Waikato, is known for its bohemian style.

Waikato home to New Zealand's two most stunning - and environmentally conscious - towns.

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