Tulips cause traffic chaos

The tulip has become the national flower of The Netherlands. Pictured is Hamilton Tulip Festival committee member Kitty ...

"It was like a rock concert but with Dutch cheese," a motorist said about Saturday's traffic jam at Hamilton Gardens.

Murder charge after BOP death

A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder after an incident in Harding Drive, Pāpāmoa, on Saturday morning.

A 22-year-old man will appear in court on Monday charged with murder.

Car on roof after crash in Waikato

A car is on its roof on the Waikato Expressway at Tamahere.

Traffic will be flowing again following a crash on the Waikato Expressway about 1.30pm.

Cherry trees attract thousands

Graham Cairns - of the McGillicuddy Serious Party - and his companion Adrienne Carthew, right, now perform as The ...

Lots of people - some who arrived on buses - were turned away after tickets sold fast.

Some teachers 'wilfully blind' video

A survey of what is being taught in history at school is the first step.

Refusing to teach colonial history is not only racist, it's unprofessional and a breach of government policy, say university lecturers.

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Taupo Times

Designers offer new vision

Option A features a large central plaza and buildings are clustered between the library and the Great Lake Centre, with ...

What could Story Place could look like, if it was opened up as a town centre space?

Adult bar for Taupō

Toni Cordon and Kim Thompson are hoping to open a new adult entertainment bar between Finns and Dbar gaming lounge.

A new adult entertainment bar hopes to make hay from Taupō's many stag night visitors.

Ruapehu Press

Desert Road closed

A stock truck has rolled on State Highway 1, closing the Desert Road on Sunday afternoon. (File photo)

Animals are on State Highway 1 and vet called in after stock truck rolls.

Why we need rescue helicopters video

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter flying away from the scene of the bus crash on Saturday.

Fatal Tūroa ski field road bus crash shows we need regional rescue choppers in areas like Taupō, mayors say.

Rotorua Review

When the Queen calls

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh with Rangi in 1954. Behind them are the Prime Minister, Mr Holland, and Mrs. Holland.

Ahead of Prince Harry's visit to Rotorua next month Christina Gardiner remembers the excitement - and concern - when his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, visited in 1954.

Soldier convicted of indecent assault

NZ Defence Force soldier Tama Ropati failed to secure a discharge without conviction at Rotorua District Court for ...

Described as a potential leader, the soldier also admitted a drunken indecent assault.

Matamata Chronicle

Small town's te reo triumph

Elizabeth Samuels and Joanne Aoake have had 56 people show interest in their te reo classes.

Children speaking te reo at school motivates grandparents to learn the language too.

Smokefree parks proposed

The netball courts next to the Matamata Domain are already smokefree. Now a push is going on to make public parks in the ...

The Matamata-Piako district is the amoung the last six districts to go smokefree in parks.

Cambridge Edition

Your body: Low mileage, one owner

Personal trainer Alison Storey continues her weekly column, answering your questions on fitness and wellbeing.

It's less about age and more about how much you may have thrashed your body.

Two-day tournament for lacrosse video

Cambridge's Jodi Mouat playing for the Waikato U18 Women's team against Auckland on Saturday.

Some of the players competing will be selected for the sport's World Cup tournament.

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