Preschooler saves house from fire

The Ross family, from left: Xavier, 2, William, Sam, 2, Courtney, 3, and Rachel.

Three-year-old Courtney Ross knew exactly what to do when she smelled smoke next door.

Student takes Govt to court video

University of Waikato law student Sarah Thomson is taking on the Government in court.

Law student Sarah Thomson challenges Paula Bennett over Government's position on climate change.

Build cheaper, ditch the garage

Marshall Bryce is completing his MBA at Waikato University.

Hamilton builder has concrete plans to tackle housing affordability.

Truck-and-trailer rolls

A crane was being organised to right the truck and trailer, which rolled near Whangamata.

The driver was seriously injured in the Coromandel Peninsula crash.

Hakarimata re-opening in sight

Repairs to the Hakarimata track will begin this week.

The long-awaited repairs to the Hakarimata track are set to begin with its re-opening in sight.

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Taupo Times

Family remembers lost son

Mathew Forsyth is remembered by his family as sport loving, family loving, young man.

Mathew Forsyth was just two weeks off his 19th birthday when he crashed into a tree and died.

Legal threat derails camping bylaw

Campervans parking up overnight will have to stay at least 100m from Lake Taupo's edge, if councillors vote for the ...

Caravan Association's protest forces Taupo councillors to re-write freedom camping rules.

South Waikato News

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.

District Sports Awards' nominations open

Nominations are now open for the Sport Waikato District Sports Awards.

It's time to get your nominations in for the Sport Waikato District Sports Awards.

Ruapehu Press

Regions benefit from $1.2m investment

Public toilets in Mangaweka, Taihape and Hunterville will be getting an upgrade to give the 'best loo' in Waiouru a run ...

$1.27 million has been announced for six new tourism infrastructure projects across the Manawatū-Whanganui region.

Sledding area to stay free

Khloe-Joy Tamihana has fun in the snow mound children can play in for free outside Happy Valley Bistro.

Popular areas of Mt Ruapehu are to remain free of charge after proposed costs outraged locals and snow-lovers.

Rotorua Review

Rotorua to host best youth musicians

Rotorua is to host some of the best young musicians from New Zealand and Australia for two free concerts.

Musical youth to descend on Rotorua for free concerts.

Marathon support for Tarawera Ultra

Jonas Buud takes the win at the 2016 Tarawera Ultramarathon 100km event

Huge cash boost for Tarawera Ultramarathon

Piako Post

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.

Opinion: Who is in charge of what?

Pastures flooded near the Piako River. Who should people turn to for help when a weather event strikes?

Opinion: It's important to understand how councils and organisations work together in an emergency.

North Waikato News

Leaving behind 23 years at Central Kids

Central Kids Huntly head teacher Myra Chatterton will miss the children's unconditional love when she retires after 23 years.

Head teacher Myra Chatterton is set to retire from Central Kids Huntly after 23 years in early childhood.

Harassed man now in peace

While Niraj Bahadur still intends to build his brick fence, he says there are no longer roaming kids in the street and ...

Niraj Bahadur has had so many racial and violent threats, he wanted to wall off his house. Then Huntly came to his rescue.

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

Entries sought for business awards

Nominations for the business awards are now open.

With a reputation for welcoming new businesses, Hauraki and Thames-Coromandel councils have instigated the first business awards event to showcase them.

A new kidney renews athletic prowess

Kidney transplant survivor Brian Wigmore.

Brian Wigmore of Turua is taking on other transplant survivors from around the world.

Hamilton Press

Right attitude conquers barriers

Jordan Hicks has beaten the odds and is now a graduate of Wintec.

Blind in one eye, and with part of his brain dead, Jordan Hicks continues to astonish doctors.

Disney artist inspires SkillTree students

Pixar artist Armand Baltazar shared his wisdom with students from Hamilton's SkillTree.

"Like what Peter Jackson did for New Zealand. He came out of here, what else can? That's a great place to be."

Franklin County News

Gearing up for legendary rugby cycle tour

Grange Leaman, left, Tanya Leaman, Rich Horwood and Adam Harper are looking forward to an exciting challenge which will ...

A bit of friendly fire expected as Franklin locals join All Blacks and British Lions charity cycle ride.

Clock ticking for Pukekohe in finals race

Patumahoe had to work hard to see off a spirited Manurewa in a scrappy game in the wet. Here Theodore Solipo gets ...

Pukekohe kept alive their slim semifinal hopes in the Counties Manukau Rugby McNamara Cup with a convincing 40-0 win over Te Kauwhata.

Cambridge Edition

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.

Waikato to world stage

Diaz Grimm said America feels like home to him now.

Kiwi rapper mixing with man who helped superstars Eminem and 50 Cent.

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