Pastafarian Björn Oback is the first carb-worshipper to swear an oath of allegiance to New Zealand on his religion's new holy book.
There are people in Malawi who have to walk for 30 minutes just to get their water for the day.
Residents want brood of unruly roosters gone after killings, cock-a-doodle-dos and coital gazes.
Don't miss the chance to experience one of Waikato's many pre-Xmas festivities.
Giving pets as Christmas presents may not be so cute after all.
Cambridge children's author Dennis Shuker releases his fourth adventure for the Riwaka Gang.
Te Awamutu's long-discussed new playground and bike park will be opening in the new year.
Hip hop artist Diaz Grimm is playing two final shows at the Cambridge Town Hall.
The draft 10-year plan includes sizeable commitments to infrastructure.
A city budget adviser says planning is the key to a successful Christmas.
Denise Irvine returns to The Wharf in Thames and is delighted to find it's sticking to its knitting.
This no-bake slice is easy as to make and even easier to eat.
Popular for post-gym breakfasts and smoothies.
Hamilton has a range of yummy options for vegans at Christmas
ICAS isn't really an exam you can study for, they can throw anything at you.
Head students set new goals and look forward to life after secondary school.
Student selects an apocalyptic theme to present her fashion collection.
Want to get off the couch and out of your comfort zone? Judo could be for you.
The Bishop of Waikato is concluding her time in the episcopate on December 25.
Mediterranean diet is the most beneficial for health and body fat loss.
The organisation providing assisted horse rides to people living with disabilities needs more funds to keep running.
People encouraged to add to the stories of their fallen war heroes via the Online Cenotaph.
Waipa District Council's decision not to include a Māori ward for the next election has spurred emotional debate.
There's plenty to see and do in the Waikato this weekend.
Denise Irvine tries eggs two ways at two Mt Maunganui newcomers.
The Piako Post began publishing in December, 1977 and stands as one of the oldest community papers in the Waikato.
Waikato butcher tells us (apart from hamming it up) what he'll be doing this Christmas - and beyond.
The theme for this year's festival is Deck the Halls and each tree has been decorated in a certain style.
Ocean Stephen was 14-months-old before her mum realised something was wrong.
Hobbiton wins more awards - this time for gardening - The Beekeeper's Hobbit Hole.