A year's rain in 9 months

Waikato residents have been forced to find shelter where they can over the past nine months (file photo)

14 min ago  Rainfall records smashed as Waikato wades through wettest year ever.

Lulu Jade "the underdog" in pinup competition

After just 18 months in the pinup world, Lisa Davey is a finalist in the Miss Pinup New Zealand pageant.

12:12 PM  Lisa Davey never imagined she would find herself in the top 10 of a modelling competition.

Driver critical after crash

Ambulance officers were called to the crash on Highway 22.

12:03 PM  A driver is in a critical condition after rolling his car on a highway near Huntly. 

Theatre thoughts sought

The Waikato Regional Theatre proposal is 'an outstanding concept plan that delivers to a very challenging brief', a ...

11:52 AM  As they allocate cash for the new, the question is what to do with the old?

Homerun turns to slamdunk

Dropit chief executive Peter Howell (left) with Dropit chief operating officer Brendan Howell, says San Francisco is the ...

Two Kiwi brothers have scored a deal with an NBA Franchise who wants to use their auction app.

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Taupo Times

Gran couldn't make it but Kilimanjaro still beckons

Debra Ridgway gets some training in on the Tongariro Crossing ahead of her trip to Mt Kilimanjaro.

It started as conversation between a Taupo women and her grandmother and i now is about to reach extreme heights.

International film festival comes to Taupō

Entry ticket to the cinema with popcorn around.


South Waikato News

Old names doing new things

Winemakers Tim and Judy Finn, from Neson, have produced Tom's Block 2015 Pinot Noir, a refined, elegant, medium weighted ...

Opinion: Lip-smackingly delicious, packed full of exciting, vibrant and racy citrus flavours.

Tainui's operetta spectacle

Lionel-Lee Reti-Tipene sings a waiata while playing a warrior.

The Tainui Full Primary School hall in Tokoroa was transformed into another world during the school's sold out operetta My Moko. Luke Kirkeby captured some of the fun.

Ruapehu Press

Students dazzle in wonderland classic

Tahi Jacobs-Iwikau and Blake Connell forget how many roses were painted.

Covering activities in the Ruapehu District.

Ruapehu I-site conference a big rave

Over 140 i-SITE Visitor Information Network delegates experienced the best Ruapehu has to offer.

Over 140 i-SITE delegates from around NZ have taken part in the five-day conference in Ruapehu.

Rotorua Review

$1.4m BMX development set to be 'world class'

Sam Short used the opportunity to get on his bike for the day.

Rotorua's new BMX track set to be 'world class'.

Sex offender's parole declined

Hipirini Mead will remain behind bars for at least another year (file).

A man who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old in the school bushes, telling her it was "Mongrel styles", has been denied parole.

Piako Post

Good sorts for sport

Dan Chapman, Jono Sergeant and Matthew Cooper get their hands dirty for Good Sorts for Sport.

Sport Waikato's Good Sorts for Sport community day kicks off.

Motorists nowhere to turn

NZTA is working on improving state highway 27 between Matamata and Waharoa.

Amended road safety measures for busy state highway.

North Waikato News

Who will be Waikato electorate's new MP?

People will decide which candidate will lead the Waikato electorate.

Candidates for the Waikato electorate reflect on their campaigns.

Driving mentors sought

Mentor Wayne Waretini hands over the keys to Mowai Salu ahead of a Community Driver Mentor Programme session.

A new community-based driving programme has been started in Huntly and Ngaruawahia but more volunteers are needed.

Matamata Chronicle

'Cancer doesn't care who you are'

Hinuera resident Mariana Vargas tells her story of breast cancer ahead of the Pink Ribbon fundraisers.

Awareness campaigns for breast cancer begin in October.

Motorists nowhere to turn

NZTA is working on improving state highway 27 between Matamata and Waharoa.

Amended road safety measures for busy state highway.

Hauraki Herald

Preschool teacher retires

Colleen Hole reads to preschoolers Eli Donald, left, Jada Woods and Lillian Berghan.

Colleen Hole has stepped down from her role as preschool teacher after 20 years on the job.

Mercury Bay netball team cleans up

The winning team: back from left: Zoe Smith, Courtney Rolls-Mackay, Rhianna Thompson, Maja Katavic, Summer Power, Holly ...

The Mercury Bay Area School College A Netball team have won their grade at the Upper North Island Secondary School Champs in Auckland.

Hamilton Press

'Square cloud' shade sail

The 45-strong group said the project was a great way to meet people they wouldn't have met otherwise.

Lying on the floor was a 10x2m long strip of crocheted squares.

Eye for an eye

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in New Zealand.

When in doubt, get your eyes checked out.

Franklin County News

Historic pub killing set for trial

Chris Bush was shot and killed in October 1987.

Two men to stand trial next year over the murder of pub manager Chris Bush 30 years ago.

Photo sparks 60-year love story

Pukekohe couple Noel and Jeannette Stevens are celebrating 60 years of marriage this month.

Noel and Jeannette Stevens have lived in the same Pukekohe home for all the 60 years they've been wed.

Cambridge Edition

Reporter's challenge 'udderly' interesting

Reporter Emma James donned up a milking apron, milking gloves, and arm protection.

It's been decades since hand-milking cows was necessary, and with all of the technology I can see why.

More than 'flash new museum'

Artist impression of the interior of the proposed Discovery Centre.

To discover the Waipa district, you may have to visit Te Awamutu.

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