Tunnel to Gardens opens

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

9:12 AM  The $1.8 million underpass caters for walkers, runners, mobility scooters and cyclists.

Truck crashes on SH5

A logging truck has rolled about 20 minutes out of Rotorua on State Highway 5.

9:05 AM  Logs are all over the road after the accident near Rotorua .

Life changing crash in a split second

Tayla Holmes had a look at what was left of her car once she got out of hospital.

Tayla Holmes survived the crash, but she'll never be the same.

Girls rule at graffiti festival

Auckland-based muralist Adore (aka Emily Gardener) prepares for three days of painting at the Graffiato festival in ...

Seven of the 10 graffiti artists this year are women.

Forestry service makes comeback

Rotorua may be the new hub of forestry.

Government and Rotorua mayor are to hammer out the "nuts and bolts" – but some forestry companies are less chipper about the plans.

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Taupo Times

Trampers at a 'cross roads' over parking

Shane Isherwood is all set for his Cross Roads car park to open this coming Labour Weekend.

A local land owner has come up with a solution to the parking restrictions at the popular Tongariro Crossing.

Learn the fusion cuisine classics

Katherine Froggat-Ong's Coriander Lime Kitchen cooking classes are teaching Taupō residents to create Asian cuisine ...

A new weekly cooking class is putting Singaporean style into Taupō diets.

South Waikato News

Tokoroa locals sleep rough for the homeless

Tokoroa locals slept rough for 14 hours to help raise awareness of homelessness.

Tokoroa locals gathered at the Salvation Army to raise awareness by sleeping it rough in boxes and in cars. 

Library gets new management systems

Library users will have to take a day or two away as the South Waikato District Council upgrades its systems.

South Waikato District Libraries are set to 'Go Live' on November 2 with a new Library Management System.

Ruapehu Press

White belt win for Jiu-Jitsu students

Tyrone Pakau, Lara Dempsey, Niklas Meindl and Oir trainer, Tau Thompson celebrate after competing in the regional ...

White belts return from Jiu Jitsu regionals successful.

Turaki welcomes new principal

Children at Turaki Primary School welcome their new principal Robyn Brider.

Robyn Brider was welcomed by staff and children with a powhiri as the new principal of Turaki School.

Rotorua Review

Sorting out State Highway 33

Everyone agreed on one point, something needs to be done to make this stretch of SH33 safer.

Everyone agrees - something needs to be done after 16 deaths on the section.

Prison in wake of shooting

Three gang associates were sentenced in the wake of a December 2015 gang shooting in Rotorua (File photo).

Black Power members jailed after Rotorua gang shoot-out.

Piako Post

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.

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.

North Waikato News

Top notch fish

Entrants and organisers gathered at the Taupiri Tavern for the Kilwell Lower Waikato Trout Contest prizegiving.

Bigger and better fish were entered in this year's Kilwell Lower Waikato River Trout Contest.

Facility consultation starts

The Ngāruawāhia Memorial Hall is one of two sites considered for a community facility.

The people of Ngāruawāhia have been invited to hear the plans and have their say on a new community facility.

Matamata Chronicle

Arthritis is no barrier for Ollie

Ollie Morton-Farrelly is anticipating a great 2018 athletics season despite battling arthritis.

Ollie Morton-Farrelly has his sights set on beating his athletics record, despite arthritis which can at time cripple his body.

Enterprising students to be celebrated at YES Awards

The student developers of SWOT, Brianne Erb, Tailah Bradnock, Richa Nand, Zane Mostert are vying for an award as part of ...

Matamata secondary school students vying for success at the Waikato-King Country Young Enterprise Scheme.

Hauraki Herald

Calf club animals on show at group day

Jorja Walmsley, of Hikutaia School, calls her lamb for most obvious pet, winning reserve champion.

Netherton School was a hive of activity during the Ohinemuri School group day event.

Cheer team heads to nationals

The Waihi College Cheer team after winning gold at Cheerfest 2017 in Auckland.

The Waihi College Cheer team is heading to Wellington to take a shot at winning its second national gold medal.

Hamilton Press

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.

Time of renewal for swim club

Ace Swimming Club swimmers, top row: Carlos Hardie, Danyon Hardie, Caleb Parsons. Bottom row: Maddie Chapman, Jess ...

Hamilton swimmers claim plenty of medals at championships.

Franklin County News

World class karate duo

Charlie McDougall and Penny Cheketri were successful at the  Fourth World Goju Ryu Karate Federation Championships, held ...

A teacher and student from ACG Strathallan collected medals at the Fourth World Goju Ryu Karate Federation Championships

Cycling event makes its debut

Graham Russell is excited for the Counties Cycle Classic race.

Rotary Club of Pukekohe's new cycling fundraiser set to roll into town.

Cambridge Edition

HR tips on surviving first term at work

Rebecca Jenkins will deliver a presentation to Cambridge High School students about entering the workforce.

I know what it's like to have a boss that picks on you, or constantly tells you that you're useless or, even sexually harasses you.

Cambridge to Piarere route gets upgrades

The SH29 intersection is well known for a high number of crashes.

Members of the public have a chance to give feedback about new options for the SH1 Cambridge to Piarere route.

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