Words of advice in Book Month

Catherine Chidgey will talk about her work at a seminar on women writers at the Meteor Theatre on Thursday, August 10.

If you have fancied writing for pleasure or profit, August could be the month to learn how.

Abstract art wins $20,000 prize

Elizabeth Caldwell, the judge of this year's National Contemporary Art Award competition, was very impressed by the ...

Dunedin artist's memory and community-themed work judged best in show at Waikato Museum.

School locks gates

Police look for evidence at the back gate of Knighton Normal School on Thursday.

Alleged assault on child by stranger at a Hamilton school prompts police and principal to lock the gates.

Shot Kiwi's legal woes

Simon Rawlinson's Hamilton house

Concerned friends told the Kiwi who was shot dead in the Philippines to come home.

Clinics turn away ambos

Waikato Hospital's emergency department has been stretched to its limits this winter (file photo).

Packed medical clinics are heaping more pressure on Waikato Hospital's ED.

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Taupo Times

Pilot jumped before passengers

Chief executive Roy Clements says the Skydive Taupo pilot believed the crashing plane was empty when he jumped out.

Taupo pilot criticised for leaving two passengers on his crashing skydiving plane as he jumped out in mid-air.

Greens seek Taupo party vote

Wanting New Zealanders to have the best of everything is why 33-year old Julie Sandilands is standing for the Greens in ...

Green candidate is realistic about toppling National's Louise Upston.

South Waikato News

Greens seek Taupo party vote

Wanting New Zealanders to have the best of everything is why 33-year old Julie Sandilands is standing for the Greens in ...

Green candidate is realistic about toppling National's Louise Upston.

Tokoroa needs a clean

The side of the former Tokoroa RSA building which greets you as you head into Tokoroa from it's northern side.

There's calls for a bylaw to deal with run down commercial properties in the South Waikato town.

Ruapehu Press

Show goers, get ready to be 'Fleeced'.

The cast of "Fleeced" prepare for their opening on August 4 at Taumarunui's Little Theatre.

Taumarunui’s Little Theater is gearing up for a brand new musical on August 4.

The parking ambassadors of Ohakune

The second weekend of RAL's trial snow shuttle service went better than the first with Ohakune businesses reporting they ...

The Ruapehu District Council has introduced visitor ambassadors to help ease traffic and parking issues in Ohakune.

Rotorua Review

NZ's first bilingual city

Asked by Stuff what she thinks, Emily Rua says: "Absolutely, it would be a fantastic promotion of the language. It ...

It seems Rotorua is ready to lead the te reo charge, with some locals wholeheartedly behind the change.

You're paying $90k for mud

Korean mud differs from New Zealand mud, says Rotorua Lakes Council chief executive office manager Craig Tiriana.

Taxpayers will fork out almost $100,000 to bring special mud from Korea to Rotorua for a music festival.

Piako Post

Council loses cat fight

Like New Zealand, feral cats are considered the single biggest threat to native wildlife in Australia (file picture).

Will councils have to manage feral cats in their communities?

Creating floral art for over three decades

Pam Portegys received a Life Membership Award from the Morrinsville Floral Art Club.

Floral art more than just 'little old ladies' poking around with flowers.

North Waikato News

Dalton keeps his promise video

Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton with year eight student Daniel Over, 14.

Sailor and motorsport mate keeps his word during America's Cup visit to Te Kauwhata school.

Vandals skid at cemetery

Skid marks from vandals are all that remain at the Ngaruawahia Cemetery

The Ngaruawahia Cemetery has been targeted three times since June by drivers skidding on the grass.

Matamata Chronicle

Goal reaching and hard work pays off

Wairere School student Inosh Andrew Ganas received the Sir Peter Blake award, pictured with proud parents Jande and Aileen.

A primary school student from rural Matamata has been presented with a very special award.

Council loses cat fight

Like New Zealand, feral cats are considered the single biggest threat to native wildlife in Australia (file picture).

Will councils have to manage feral cats in their communities?

Hauraki Herald

'Symbolic' campaign to reduce waste video

Plastic bottles are being sent to associate minister for conservation Scott Simpson to raise awareness of the need for ...

Will Scott Simpson take note of his message on a bottle?

Sorry to see foundry go

Hauraki Prospectors Association vice presidents Nelson Valiant, left, and Lawrie Cobb with part of the Stamper Battery ...

Thames was built on the back of gold mining and kauri logging, and the A&G Price foundry was there every step of the way.

Hamilton Press

Greenslade House home to many

From the same viewpoint: the changes to the outside of the house are evident in this photo from 2012, under Terry and ...

Reporter Kelley Tantau​ delves into the history of Greenslade House in Hamilton.

Runner pursues the podium

Rototuna High Schools student Aimee Ferguson, 15, has been running competitively for a year.

Aimee Ferguson's eyes are on the prize until the moment she crosses the finish line.

Cambridge Edition

What happened to Whitehall School?

What looks like a hand-made wall is still at the former school's entrance.

'It was a beautiful school on a wonderful site, with a very supportive community.'

Commercial developments on track

Steel framing is lifted into place for the first accommodation building in the Lakewood development.

Multiple commercial developments on track in Cambridge.

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