Life & Style

Boy exhibits trains at first show

Jonathan Siddapur, 11, spent two years building his first layout.

The 11 year old is the youngest exhibitor at the Model Railway Exhibition at Hamilton Gardens.

Tunnel to Gardens opens

The Cobham Drive underpass was opened  by, from left, Tim Macindoe, Parekawhia McLean, Martin Gallagher, Peter Crosby ...

The $1.8 million underpass caters for walkers, runners, mobility scooters and cyclists.

Tomatomania for long weekend

Sweet 100, a cherry tomato hybrid, grows like a weed in warmer weather.

Labour Day Weekend is the perfect time to get your vege patch set for summer.

Girl from Morrinsville our next PM

Jacinda Ardern on the campaign trail.

The girl from Morrinsville, who once worked at the local chippie, will be our second youngest PM.

80 and all at sea

Roy Woolerton, 80, spent 16 years building his catamaran, but it's now in the water at Westhaven Marina in Auckland.

When Roy Woolerton decided to build a catamaran, life got in the way. Sixteen years later - aged 80 - he's ready for adventure.

Scarecrow signals growing season

Gareth and Grace Lusty, 'The Wizz' scarecrow and Great Pumpkin Carnival president Sam Elton-Walters take up residence at ...

Before you know it, The Great Pumpkin Carnival will be right around the corner.

From studies to studio

Rhiannon Jackson's artistic style is in the genres of lowbrow and surrealism.

A Wintec student's first solo show unites years of work with aesthetic discovery.

Moorby's Top 5 this weekend

Trish Harvey at the 2014 Pink Walk around Hamilton's Lake Rotoroa.

Crowds of people dressed in pink will flood Hamilton's Lake Rotoroa on Thursday for the annual Pink Walk.

Lives saved at Fieldays

The Health Hub at Fieldays provided interactive displays like this to show how sunscreen works on skin.

Health Hub succeeds in putting the spotlight on rural health at Fieldays.

A few of my favourite things

Madam Woo's sticky pulled pork hawker roll is a must try dish.

From scones to squid, panna cotta to pulled pork rolls, Denise Irvine has some recommendations for you.

Change of status dream come true

Te Kura o Ngāti Hauā principal Tina Poi speaking at the special event to mark the school's change in status.

If our language and our protocols are taught to our tamariki, our people will thrive.

Pinup abuzz over bees

Miss Honey Bee, one of 10 Miss Pinup New Zealand finalists, is using her pin-up platform to spread awareness about bee ...

Honeybee lover Emma Pike is one of 10 finalists for the annual Miss Pinup NZ competition.

Review: Punnet Cafe

Huevos Rancheros from Punnet Cafe, Tamahere.

Punnet Cafe in Tamahere reflects its wealthy, country neighbours. But don't dismiss the decadent plates.

Neat places to eat local

Winner Winner is in the safe hands of Luke and Chrissy Houghton, and good friend Anthony Wong.

It's never been easier to eat well and support fellow Hamilton locals, with plenty of hot spots owned and operated by clever people who call the city home.

Hearts help mothers cope

Andrea Olliver-Thompson, with her daughter 11-month-old Clara, makes material hearts filled with rice to the weight of ...

Woman comes up with special way to help others who've gone through a miscarriage.

Parents produce plastic petition

Ngaru Daly, 5, Troy Kelly, Hinemoa Kelly, six months, and Hemi Kelly.

The last few generations have just been leaving us a mess to clean up and I think it's time to start trying to do something about it.

Moorby's Top 5 this weekend

Dogs pound their paws during one of the races on Pooch Racing Day at the Cambridge Raceway in 2015.

The forecast is for sun, so get out and enjoy the springtime weather.

Feasibility study on town hall starts

A feasibility study on how to improve the historic Cambridge Town Hall is underway.

Cambridge Town Hall is undergoing a feasibility study on how maximise its use.

Finding a home for Leroy

Somewhere out there must be a home for all homeless (file photo).

OPINION: His story of becoming homeless in Hamilton struck a chord with Kiwis.

A piece of history

Built in 1904, the old-school Rangiriri Hotel draws locals and travellers.

After a sobering visit to the newly restored Rangiriri Pā, Denise Irvine is heartened by an old-fashioned pub lunch.

'I can't imagine my life without sport'

Matamata's Kelly Henderson balances owning a business, raising two children and playing in the Thames Valley netball league.

Parents have busy lives, but one Matamata mother proves career, sport and parenting can co-exist.

Positive role models to be awarded

Youth ambassador chairman Kaleb Reid says the youth awards are a great  opportunity to celebrate the positive ...

An inaugural event will celebrate youth who are making a positive impact in the Matamata-Piako district. 

Urban gardens that feed the street video

Callum Gard waters crops in Sumner.

Neighbourhood gardens around the country are spurring community meals.

They killed the wrong horse

Michelle Lines with her horse Van Dyk, the mother of her horse Sav, which was killed accidentally while on a lease ...

A Waikato woman leased her horse out for breeding but it was accidentally killed in a euthanisation mix up.

Flooding causes endless heartbreak

Tania Smith in her back yard that becomes a river during heavy rain.

It's like having the bloody Waikato River in your backyard.

The romance and power of pearls a winner

Lynaire Kibblewhite's winning bracelet, Dancing Light.

The intricate bracelet features 10 regal-looking goblets made from 9 carat white gold.

US county adminstrators visit Waipa

Chicago county administrators Bob Palmer and Stephanie Hawkins have been working alongside the Waipa District Council ...

Two US county administrators are heading home with a suitcase of ideas from Waipa.

Waikato takes heat out of Fire to win lacrosse title

Waikato Under 15s Girls Lacrosse co-captains Jaime Granich (left) and Keita Perry with Australian Pacific Lacrosse Union ...

Waikato team finished top of the leader board at the Perth tournament.

Walking with your foot in your mouth

Reporter Mike Bain stands ready to take part in the Global Walk to celebrate the value of older people.

Reporter Mike Bain joined 70-plus elderly people for the Global Walk.

Keeping it sweet and simple

Patricia Jacques, Sweet Painted Lady manager and her granddaughter Nina Reichardt are hoping the community will get ...

New to the 2018 competition, there will be a People's Choice Award.

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