Bobby calf basher appeals sentence

Noel Piraka Erickson at an appearance at the Huntly District Court last year.

8:55 PM  Noel Erickson's jail sentence reduced after mistreating 111 bobby calves, and driving one into a concrete floor.

Fifth lawyer for Siddiqui

Mohamed Shakeel Siddiqui, pictured in the Hamilton District Court at a previous appearance.

Auckland barrister Greg Bradford will now represent Mohamed Siddiqui.

Masks on in flu fight

From Monday, visitors to Waikato Hospital will be asked to wear a mask if they haven't been vaccinated against the flu.

Waikato Hospital visitors given a choice: get a flu shot or wear a mask.

Council wants water pricing in tool kit

Waikato Regional Council wants more "tools" to manage the region's waterways - and being able to charge for water is on ...

 Money derived from charging users for water would go back into improving the catchment

Mormons throw open doors

Project manager Paul Coward inside the Wendell B. Mendenhall Library.

Mormons invite public in to take a peek at their beliefs.

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Taupo Times

Flock of ducks befriend captain

They flock in numbers, trying to be the first to get the bread.

A flock of ducks join this Taupo cruise captain every day as he make his trips around Lake Taupo.

Alleged child killer pleads

Donovan Michael Duff pleaded not guilty to his daughter's murder when he appeared in the High Court at Rotorua on Wednesday.

Man accused of daughter's murder says he didn't do it.

South Waikato News

Flying high

Bruce Simpson with his drones at the Tokoroa Airfield

Tokoroa man wants to teach students to fly drones but said has been rejected by the council.

Bookabach arson case 'highly circumstantial'

A suspected Meth lab was discovered when the house went up in flames. The house was rented through Book a Bach in Mangakino.

Alleged meth lab holiday home arsonist called police after fire, lawyer claims.

Ruapehu Press

RAL proposes to set up power network

There could soon be a new lines company in a small part of the Ruapehu district.

The Ruapehu Alpine Lifts wants to set up its own electricity network supplying to customers in Whakapapa.

Generosity provides more HOPE projects

The community showed overwhelming support for the Taumarunui HOPE Charitable Trust.

Organisers raising money to help Taumarunui families were overwhelmed by the support from the community.

Rotorua Review

$13,000 up for grabs at Art Awards

Art curator and writer Emma Bugden will judge the 2017 Rotorua Museum Art Awards.

Judge appointed for prestigious Rotorua Museum Awards.

Alleged child killer pleads

Donovan Michael Duff pleaded not guilty to his daughter's murder when he appeared in the High Court at Rotorua on Wednesday.

Man accused of daughter's murder says he didn't do it.

Piako Post

Businesses look for answers

Budget advisory manager Sarah Matafeo-Ross.

Te Aroha is feeling the pinch after bank closures.

Sky is the limit for Tatiana Kaumoana video

Tatiana competing at the Australian Athletics Championships.

From a young age, it was obvious that Tatiana Kaumoana was going to be good at throwing things.

North Waikato News

Ending season on a high note

Te Kauwhata will try to stop Papakura from capturing their first win of the season.

Papakura chasing first win of the season against rivals Te Kauwhata in McNamara Cup.

Karate club shines on national stage

The Huntly Kyokushin team came away with numerous placings under their belts at the  NZ IKOK Kyokushin Full Contact ...

Huntly's Rahui Pokeka Kyokushin Club came away with several titles and placings at a recent national tournament.

Matamata Chronicle

Fashion icon to speak at luncheon

Annah Stretton will be the speaker at this year's Ladies Luncheon in Matamata.

Annah Stretton will be the guest of honour at this year's Ladies Luncheon fundraiser for Pohlen Hospital.

Upset win over competition leaders video

Cambridge's Rachel Westend and Matamata's Zoe Reichardt compete for the ball at John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge.

Swifts build momentum with prized win over Cambridge.

Hauraki Herald

Loads of fun at Thames Gymsports Festival

Manaia Henare, 9, of Kopuarahi School, concentrates on getting her balance on the high beam.

About 140 gymnasts from primary schools across the district had fun in the Thames Gym Sports Festival at Thames High School on June 29.

Fleeing driver puffed ciggie

All four of the car's tyres were blown after police laid spikes.

Motorists who passed the chase said the driver of a car on rims was puffing a cigarette with his headphones on.

Hamilton Press

Les Miserables flawless

Lead actor Kyle Chuen plays Jean Valjean after Les Miserables inspired him to pursue theatre.

A theatre show as enjoyable as Hamilton Operatic's Les Miserables should be one to remember.

Human chain to save uni staff

Mick Elley, a pianist from Te Aroha came down to support the cause.

Protesters say Waikato Uni's Conservatorium of Music is a 'national jewel' damaged by imminent staff cuts.

Franklin County News

Driver dead, child critical

Emergency services rushed to the scene on Linwood Rd in Karaka about 5.30am on Thursday.

A taxi driver has been killed and a three-year-old passenger rushed to hospital.

Ending season on a high note

Te Kauwhata will try to stop Papakura from capturing their first win of the season.

Papakura chasing first win of the season against rivals Te Kauwhata in McNamara Cup.

Cambridge Edition

Man chases child through fog

Cambridge East School principal Hamish Fenemor said the man took advantage of the thick fog in the area to try and chase ...

Driver follows pupil to school before jumping out and chasing child through thick fog.

Rate rise declared for Waipa

Waipa District Council agree to an average two percent increase in rates for the 2017-18 year.

Waipa property owners face an average 2 per cent rate increase.

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