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Balloons Over Waikato

Experience the amazing site of balloons ascending through the Waikato sunrise at 7:30am every morning and don't miss Hamilton's biggest night out at the Zuru Nightglow at the University of Waikato on the 21st of March 2017, where the balloons glow to orchestrated music finishing with the best fireworks display in town.
March 15, 2018

BREAKING NEWS US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet by May ... read more 'Neat place to pee': The 7 strangest Google Maps reviews in NZ

Bad reviews are forever, and hospitality and entertainment venues have long suffered negative reviews burying their reputations.
March 8, 2018

Quote of the Day

"Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it." - Rabindranath Tagore
March 7, 2018

What happens when Kmart comes to town?

For many Kmart fans, news of the retail giant coming to town is music to their ears.
March 7, 2018

Remax Waipa Fun Run

The Remax Waipa Fun Run is a family orientated community event with options including 10 km, 5 km, 2 km Schools Challenge and 5 km Teams Challenge which highlights Cambridge and the Waikato River.
March 5, 2018

Motorists warned of Desert Road detours

Motorists on the Desert Road in the central North Island face detours next week.
March 1, 2018

Hospice Waikato Run for Life 2018

Join together with your family, friends and colleagues to exercise, celebrate life and to make the very most of another beautiful day!
February 27, 2018

The Fiordland moose story has resurfaced – again

If Wikipedia is anything to go by, moose are well established right throughout the South Island.
February 25, 2018

2018 AutoFest

Downtime Entertainment presents the 3rd annual AutoFest, bigger & better offering more entertainment for the entire family.
February 22, 2018

Who stole the giant Powerade bottle from the Basin Reserve's drinks cart?

A thirsty thief appears to have stolen the giant Powerade bottle that sits atop the drinks cart at Wellington's Basin Reserve.
February 21, 2018

Big 2.5 tonne Taranaki steer in the running for heaviest in country

Moove over, Henry, a big fella weighing in at 2.5 tonne from Taranaki just took your spot.
February 15, 2018

Rockfall warning on SH25 between Waihi and Whangamata

Large boulders have tumbled onto a highway in the Coromandel causing land closures.
February 13, 2018

Traffic Management Great Lake Relay

Grab your friends, family or work colleagues together and join this amazing running or walking event around or along the length of Lake Taupo.
February 11, 2018

Hamilton fuel tax idea gets a no from central government

A tax at Hamilton petrol pumps isn't coming for at least the next three years, the Government says.
February 8, 2018

Festival Family Fun Day

Firm festival favourite The Teddy Bears Picnic is a great day out for our younger festival audiences, and this year will feature stage performances from Miss Pickles Pennybottom and Chanelle & Friends, alongside a range of games, craft activities and storytelling.
February 7, 2018

Butcher of the year shares favourite meats and cooking tips

Reuben Sharples got into butchery with an apprenticeship 25 years ago and fell in love with it.
February 5, 2018

Ruapuke Roots Festival 2018

At the same beautiful spot for 3 days of outdoor sound system culture. The way a big sound should be heard.
February 1, 2018

Faulty toilet forces plane full of plumbers to turn around

Isn't it ironic? A plane carrying 85 plumbers has been forced to turn around after the Norwegian flight's toilets packed up.
January 30, 2018

Sacre bleu! Nutella discounts spark brawls, hysteria in French supermarkets

Brawls have broken out in French supermarkets as shoppers scramble to get their hands on discounted pots of chocolate and hazelnut spread.
January 28, 2018

Foreign-buyer ban unlikely to affect home prices in Hamilton

Hamilton has seen a flurry of interest from overseas property buyers ahead of Labour's plan to restrict them.
January 25, 2018

Slaughterhouse Rd's days are numbered

A road name deemed "unpleasant" in the Pleasant Point district has become unpalatable for some residents.
January 24, 2018

HSBC New Zealand Sevens 2018

Join in Hamilton to mix it up as the city alight with a festival of rugby and endless entertainment!
January 22, 2018

'Alien' cliff face revealed by quake landslide

The Kaikōura earthquake continues to throw up weird and wonderful new landscapes, including this otherworldly cliff face.
January 18, 2018

Antiques, Curios and Collectables Fair

This is a fair enjoyed by people from all over the Waikato and is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, and showcases a wide range of antiques, curios, collectables and bric-a brac.
January 16, 2018

Council despairs over latest Lake Taupō spill

More sewage has accidentally made its way into Lake Taupō, less than a week since the previous spill.
January 14, 2018

Festival One

4 days of music, community and art celebrating the Christian faith. 2 tonnes of export quality meat grilled on the huge Argentinian Fire Grills. Festival One. Mystery Creek.
January 11, 2018

Matakana Island barrier supported by community group

The pile of debris blocking tour operators mooring at Matakana Island was the act of a single resident, but it's being backed by a group of island residents.
January 10, 2018

Temuka woman's beloved pet possum goes missing

A Temuka woman is looking for information following the disappearance of her beloved pet possum.
January 8, 2018

Thames Coast road severely damaged in wake of storm

State Highway 25, north of 25, has been ripped apart after massive waves pounded the road during Friday's storm.
January 4, 2018

Mum sues son to repay tuition fees in Taiwan

It is pretty much guaranteed to be one awkward family dinner in one Taiwanese house after a mother successfully sued her son for US$1 million (NZ$1.4 million) after he failed to honour a contract that he would pay her back money for raising him.
January 3, 2018

Quote of the Day

"You must do the things you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt
January 2, 2018

2018 Epic Swim

The Epic Swim is a recreational open water swimming event which is held each year on the idyllic setting of Lake Taupo, and is staged in conjunction with the New Zealand Open Water Championships and New Zealand Secondary School Championships.
January 2, 2018

Stick to water limits or face sprinkler ban, Hamiltonians told

Sprinklers could be out in Hamilton if residents don't pull back on water use.
December 21, 2017

Crap Music Rave Party! Huge Hamilton Party!

Hyperactive party machine Tomás Ford is coming back to Hamilton for the first time in aaaaages fora huge night at Nivara Lounge on Friday December 29!
December 19, 2017

Trapped 'man' heard yelling for help in Queenstown ravine turns out to be a goat

Police and fire crews rushed to help a man desperately yelling for help after getting stuck in a Queenstown ravine – only to find it was actually a goat.
December 17, 2017

2017 Bayleys Pirongia Boxing Day Races

This Iconic Waikato Event is all about fun & picnics & family & horses & activities for kids and all the family. This event is a great way to meet up after Xmas with leftovers and enjoy family and friends in a relaxed picnic, racing environment at a beautiful golf course.
December 15, 2017

Cocky boys ruffle feathers in Waikato neighbourhood

People living near a council reserve in the Waikato have had their feathers ruffled.
December 13, 2017

Driver blacklists and hi tech solutions to prevent visitor crashes

Rental car companies may extend a black listing scheme to keep bad tourist drivers off the road and there are hopes new technology will eventually help prevent crashes.
December 11, 2017

Man 'cements' his head in a microwave, firefighters come to his rescue

Firefighters in the UK are unimpressed after they had to rescue a man who got his head stuck in a microwave.
December 7, 2017

Crash numbers down at notorious Rototuna intersection

Variable speed signs seem to be slowing drivers down by about 10kmh at a Hamilton crash spot.
December 5, 2017

The Annual Camping & Tent Expo 2017

The camping and tent expo is in full swings. We have a brand new location at 8 Quail Place, Hamilton Lake (Just past Bunnings off Kahikatea Drive).
December 3, 2017

'Trust me, I won't show off a penis': US politician's cheeky election campaign

A US politician says people should vote for her because she doesn't have a penis, and therefore won't pull it out in a professional setting.
December 1, 2017

Car Boot Market Day

Come and enjoy a great whanau day out and catch up with friends. Find some great bargains and variety of things.
November 28, 2017

Severe thunderstorm warning for North, South Islands after downpour hits Alexandra

With more thunderstorms predicted for both islands, MetService says around 4000 lightning strikes were recorded over New Zealand on Monday.
November 27, 2017

Raglan Music and Dance Festival

Celebrating the original music and dance of our region along with food and amusements for all of your family.
November 23, 2017

High load topples power pole, closes Hamilton street

Police have closed off a section of road in Hamilton's industrial area after a truck brought down powerlines.
November 21, 2017

Dude, where's my car? Man forgets where he parked car, finds it 20 years later

Ever forgotten where you parked?
November 19, 2017

More than 60 people applying for rentals as Taupō's vacant rental stock dies up

Taupō rental properties are more expensive than ever before – but that isn't stopping them being snapped up immediately.
November 16, 2017

Cards Against Humanity's bid to 'save America' from Donald Trump's border wall

The racy adult card game, Cards Against Humanity, has United States President Donald Trump's border wall in its sights with its latest promotion.
November 15, 2017

Community Safety Day and Safer Plates Project

Number plate thefts are on the rise around the Waikato! Deter the crime and install safer screws!
November 13, 2017

Increase in people flying into and from Hamilton Airport

Passenger numbers at Hamilton Airport have risen 4.7 per cent, with nearly 320,000 people arriving and departing from the Waikato.
November 9, 2017

Taupo Child & Parent Expo

Taupo Child and Parent Expo "Growing Great Children". Taupo Child and Parent Expo "Growing Great Children". Come along for information on products and services for things for children and parenting from conception to teens.
November 7, 2017

India turns to public shaming to get people to use its 52 million new toilets

The patrols started at dawn, and the villagers scattered, abandoning their pails of water to avoid humiliation and fines.
November 5, 2017

New investigation launched into health boss Nigel Murray

A new investigation has been launched into disgraced Waikato health boss Nigel Murray.
November 2, 2017

Senior takahe pair at Pukaha Mt Bruce find time for hanky panky

Proving that there is life in the old birds yet, two senior takahe in a Wairarapa sanctuary have, against all odds, produced an egg.
November 1, 2017

Starlight Cinema Fireworks & Laser Extravaganza

The Starlight Cinema Fireworks & Laser Extravaganza is on Friday 3rd November at Owen Delany Park.
October 30, 2017

Italian woman who sweats blood leaves doctors baffled

GRAPHIC WARNING: Doctors were baffled when a 21-year-old woman was admitted into an Italian hospital for "sweating blood" from her face and her hands, a condition she's had for three years, according to two physicians from the University of Florence.
October 26, 2017

Cambridge Real Estate Family Fireworks

Massive "Guy Fawkes" Fireworks display and Family entertainment on the shores of Lake Karapiro - multiple food stalls, bouncy castles, mobile rock-climbing walls, 4 way vertical bungy, facepainting & more.
October 24, 2017

'Crazy' food imports likely as urban sprawl goes unchecked

Farmland is being swallowed up by urban development as the populations of Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga grow.
October 22, 2017

Gourmet In the Gardens

A Gourmet Food experience in the International Award winning Gardens. Bring the family and taste some cuisine from around the world.
October 19, 2017

How to survive driving this long weekend

You've probably felt your blood begin to boil when another driver cuts you off.
October 18, 2017

Neigh-sayers welcome at this pet-friendly US motel

The receptionist barely batted an eyelid as a horse trainer tested a US motel's claims that it is pet-friendly.
October 16, 2017

Property value increase, good and bad for Waikato home owners

Winners and losers are expected when the Waikato district sets its new rateable values.
October 12, 2017

Rare white-feather chick hatches in Rotorua

A white chick named Bloomers is causing a flurry in Rotorua.
October 10, 2017

Cambridge Lions Trash & Treasure Market

The Cambridge Lions Club holds its Trash & Treasure Market on the second Sunday of each month and is supported by the Cambridge & Districts Pipe Band.
October 8, 2017

Recommended by Arthur Fryer: When Mark Twain spent a night in Hawera

Until Melanie Rakena, executive producer for Jam Television, visited Hawera last month few people recalled that in 1895 Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, had spent an evening presenting his 'At Home' programme to packed hall of South Taranaki residents.
October 5, 2017

Waikato Home & Garden Show

Renovating, building, decorating, or upgrading your home? There’s no better place to get fresh ideas, research materials, find great suppliers, source equipment and speak with the experts than at the Waikato Home & Garden Show.
October 3, 2017

Hotel possibility may delay earthquake strengthening of Hamilton's ArtsPost

The possibility of a hotel development behind Hamilton's historic ArtsPost building may push back earthquake strengthening work.
October 2, 2017

One Wonderful Day - Waikato Wedding Fair

Hamilton's most beautiful wedding fair, at the gorgeous Atrium at Wintec House, corner of Ward & Anglesea Street, Central Hamilton.
September 22, 2017

Large landslip causes damage in Waitomo district

A large landslip has flooded a river and blocked a road in the Waitomo district.
September 20, 2017

The world as we know it is about to end - again - if you believe this biblical doomsday claim

A few years ago, Nasa senior space scientist David Morrison debunked an apocalyptic claim as a hoax.
September 18, 2017

Runaway van careens down Hamilton street, into house

A van rolled dozens of metres down a Hamilton street, wiping out fences and letterboxes, before crashing into a house.
September 15, 2017

Helpful hero or parking pedant? Porirua man issues notes to bad parkers

Does your blood boil at the sight of a poorly parked car? Do drivers taking up two spaces make you furious?
September 13, 2017

Waikato Cherry Tree Festival

Cherry Blossom Season is traditionally seen as a time to reflect not only on rebirth but on the beauty that can be had in fleeting things.
September 11, 2017

Quirky houses and the quirky people who make them their homes

"I like death and I like dead things," says Katey Pittwood in her funeral home turned art studio and living space.
September 7, 2017

Advice for Businesses In Waikato District

Waikato District Council, as part of its Open Waikato economic development service, has partnered with Waikato Innovation Park to offer the free business service from Huntly. The service offers support for start-ups plus advice on business expansion, export market development, research and development funding and product development.
September 5, 2017

Developer spends $15m to put high voltage lines underground

Waikato developer has shelled out more than $15 million to bury a section of the national power grid.
September 3, 2017

Meet the Brewer Night - Zeelandt Brewery

Once a month Lakehouse Taupo hosts an event for people who enjoy craft beer to come along and meet the brewer, taste a range of craft beer and hear about the brewery; where it came from and where they're going.
August 31, 2017

Raukawa against Blue Springs resource consent application

A South Waikato iwi has declined to support the proposal of a New Zealand company to take water from the Blue Springs.
August 30, 2017

NZ First uses porn site image on Facebook post about students

New Zealand First has been left with egg on its face after the party posted a picture from a porn video on its Facebook page.
August 29, 2017

Cable cut affects 'up to' 5000 Hamilton homes and businesses

Up to 5000 homes and businesses in Hamilton are without internet because of a cut fibre-optic cable, network company Chorus says.
August 24, 2017

Walking cats on leash causes stress to the animals, expert says

Pet owners across New Zealand are taking cats for walks on leashes in a bid to give them "outside time".
August 22, 2017

Great Governance For Your Arts Group - Workshop

ARTillery workshops are designed to give you the skills you need to succeed as an artist or group.
August 20, 2017

A rare and elusive white moose has finally been captured on video

Hans Nilsson has spent three years trying to spot an elusive white moose in the town of Eda, in western Sweden. Last week he got lucky and crossed paths with the ghost-coloured herbivore two days in a row.
August 17, 2017

Grow Your Own Food

Come along and find out about your garden’s awesome potential to grow healthy food for you and your family. You'll be inspired to get growing!
August 15, 2017

Intersection upgrade: one of Hamilton's busiest crossroads improved for pedestrians

Pedestrians will have an easier time getting through a busy Hamilton intersection after improvements.
August 13, 2017

Intersection upgrade: one of Hamilton's busiest crossroads improved for pedestrians

Pedestrians will have an easier time getting through a busy Hamilton intersection after improvements.
August 13, 2017

Pizza truck crash gives highway unexpected topping

A pizza delivery has gone badly wrong in US.
August 10, 2017

Concerns raised before school road accident

Parents are frustrated their concerns have not been acted on after a child was hit by a car on Kiddle Drive on Monday afternoon.
August 9, 2017

Great Governance for Your Arts Group - Workshop

Artillery workshops are designed to give you the skills you need to succeed as an artist or group.
August 7, 2017

Spending in Hamilton CBD beats the city's malls

Reports of downtown Hamilton's demise appear to have been greatly exaggerated.
August 3, 2017

Mothers Chrome Expression Session 2017

Chrome is back and better than ever before! Ever wanted to just cruise around with your mates in an action packed day at Hampton Downs? Then now is your chance with Chrome - Expression Session.
August 1, 2017

Bizarre BMW i3 'Spaghetti Car' sells for $155,000 at charity auction

The BMW i3 is a pretty recognisable car at the best of times, but one buyer won't ever have the problem of getting his vehicle mixed up ever again.
July 30, 2017

The 11th Medicine Woman Gathering Workshop and Retreat 2017

Discover the power of ritual, the magical art of alchemy, esoteric astrology, shamanism, flower essences and ceremony.
July 27, 2017

Rabbits in Otago ride out of flood on woolly sheep

Have you heard the one about the flood, the sheep and the rabbits? No?
July 25, 2017

State Highway 25A closed for days

A Tairua resident says she was expecting the large slip which came down, blocking State Highway 25A.
July 23, 2017

Boy trips over 'big, fat rotten cow', which turns out to be a 1 million-year-old fossil

Jude Sparks was out on a family hike in the desert near Las Cruces, in New Mexico, US, testing walkie-talkies, when the then-9-year-old boy tripped over a rocky protrusion.
July 20, 2017

Storm to hit with gales, heavy rain and snow - and tornado risk

MetService is warning of the chance of a small coastal tornado as a storm bringing gales, snow and torrential rain moves down the country.
July 19, 2017


Enjoy all the splendor and excitement of steam. A weekend of steam train rides, amusement park rides, markets, live music, vintage cars and tractors and a magical dinner train.
July 17, 2017

Polar blast brings rare Tokoroa snow day

The eastern side of Tokoroa got a rare dusting of snow on Thursday and many locals headed outside to make the most of it.
July 13, 2017

2017 Hobby Expo Taupo

Model railways, toys and hobbies, trade stands and free entertainment for the kids.
July 11, 2017

'This is just madness': Australian drivers caught watching porn instead of road

Motorists have been caught watching pornography on their phones while driving in a police blitz in Australia's second-largest city.
July 9, 2017

Can You Say Le Quesnoy?

Cambridge is twinned with the small northern French town of Le Quesnoy, a town with a special relationship to New Zealand having been liberated by New Zealand troops from German occupation one week before the end of the First World War.
July 6, 2017

Space not final frontier: SpaceTeddy reaches new heights at Mount Everest

A matter of months after becoming the first soft toy to survive a trip into space, SpaceTeddy has trekked up Mount Everest.
July 5, 2017

Never leave a baby in the car - even for a minute, experts warn

Never leave a baby in the car - even for a minute, child safety advocates are warning.
July 3, 2017

Dead ringers - Tom Ricketts and Ted Cruz take doppelgangers to the next level

Don't worry, you are not seeing double, sort of.
June 29, 2017

Jobs go as part of Taharoa iron sands mine is shut down

Jobs will be cut as part of a sand mining operation on the Waikato's west cost is shut down.
June 27, 2017

Word Cafe Raglan 2017 Readers and Writers Weekend Festival

Word Café Raglan 2017 is an extravaganza of the written and spoken word. We’ve got poets, storytellers, activists, explorers, best-selling novelists and inspired novices - all coming together in the celebration of words and books.
June 25, 2017

Too many trout prompts new fishing rules

The Taupo trout fishery is thought to be overstocked, preventing trout from growing to a very large size.
June 22, 2017

Soundsplash Festival 2018

After selling out this January, the Soundsplash Festival is pleased to announce its return to Raglan’s stunning Wainui Reserve Friday, January 19 to Sunday, January 21 in 2018.
June 21, 2017

Taranaki coach only one in New Zealand with swimmers in four international teams

It's dark as Julian Weir pulls into the empty carpark outside the Bell Block swimming pools, but inside the splash of his Team Aquablades New Plymouth teammate's training already echoes off the walls.
June 19, 2017

World Music Day 2017 (Fête de la Musique)

Music through the streets and malls of Hamilton for the Fête de la Musique (World Music Day). Hear everything from a big band to solo performers - at no cost!
June 15, 2017

Keeping fit made easier for Tokoroa's mobility impaired

Helping the mobility impaired keep fit is part of the aim behind additional exercise equipment being installed at Tokoroa's Lake Moananui.
June 13, 2017

Artist creates woollen three-dimensional Jupiter for charity

More than 100 hours has been spent designing and felting the largest planet in the solar system.
June 8, 2017

Where the streets have no names getting harder to find

Street sign theft costs taxpayers about a $1 million per year but the toll of replacing the misappropriated markers is dwindling.
June 6, 2017

Big Brand Surf, Street, Skate Clothing & Shoes Sale Expo

Lastseason.co.nz presents NZ's largest Clothing & Shoes Sale Expo. 30-80% off the biggest names in Surf/Street/Skate. More than a $Million worth of men's, women's & youth gear on sale.
June 4, 2017

Packaging and recycling company creates 75 jobs in the Waikato

Seventy-five high-tech jobs will be created in the Waikato with the construction of a corrugated packaging plant at Hamilton Airport.
June 1, 2017

Living Well - Free Programme for People With Cancer

The Cancer Society's free Living Well programme offers practical ways of living well, building knowledge, self-confidence and self-help skills wherever you are in your cancer journey.
May 31, 2017

Mud Kitchens are a messy business

Messy, wet and cold mud pies may be the hot winter dish on menus at preschools around the country.
May 29, 2017

Waste Free Parenting Workshop - With Kate Meads

This is a humerous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste at home. You get a free $100 goodie bag with each ticket, bursting with waste minimisation products.
May 25, 2017

Rats chew through water pipe causing thousands of dollars in damage

This month the rodent, or rodents, repeatedly chewed through tough plastic water pipes in his roof causing water to flood his New Plymouth home.
May 23, 2017

Speeding drivers and burnouts frighten residents of Hamilton street

Hoons doing burnouts provide the soundtrack to Friday nights and weekend afternoons in at least one Hamilton street.
May 21, 2017

Awesome comments for Mortgage & Insurance New Zealand Ltd

"Andre, please accept my thanks and gratitude for the financial services you offered me. I found you very professional and approachable and you provided me with appropriate options open to me so that I could move forward. I will definitely be recommending your services to others." - Michelle E.
March 27, 2017

Awesome comments for Polished Concrete Company

"Excellent thank you Rodney, much appreciated! And we really appreciated the additional input and work from Daz, he was amazing and provided an excellent service. Thanks again" - Kylie
March 5, 2017

Another excellent review for Wackrows Joinery

"...workmanship and finishes were excellent..." The Wackrows team manufactured all the Joinery for our new home. Our builder Tomik recommended Wackrows as a quality Master Joiner. Your workmanship and finishes were excellent; your matching of the wood grains for the kitchen joinery was superb; and every aspect continues to function perfectly. We would be very happy to show any of your potential customers your joinery in our home. Best Regards, J & J Syme
January 30, 2017

Good things being said about Advanced Pool Services Ltd

"Very reliable and always available at short notice" "Over the past 12 months we have used Richard from Advanced Pool Services to maintain the Resort swimming pool. Richard has proven to be very reliable and always available at short notice. The pool's clarity has improved immensely and never been better. His charges are very realistic given the service he provides and is well within our budget. We would highly recommend Riachrd and his team to any prospective clients." - Biank and Michael
January 11, 2017

Taupo Summer Carnival

Enjoy non-stop action all day and night long- returning favourites the Hurricane, Dodgem Cars, Graviton, Scream Machine, Giant Slide, Merry Go Round and much more.
January 5, 2017

Snake hitches a ride on bonnet, scaring 'living daylights' out of driver

An Australian woman says she got the fright of her life when a red-bellied black snake popped up in front of her from under the bonnet of her car while she was going at 100kmh.
January 4, 2017

Quote of the Day

You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation. There are so many positive things to think about.
January 3, 2017

Severe thunderstorm warning for Waikato region

Waikato residents should brace themselves for a stormy night.
December 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It's the best part of the day.
December 20, 2016

Surf Street Skate Branded Clothing & Shoes Pop Up Sale

The Last Season Pop Up Roadshow is heading back to Hamilton! This will be Hamilton's biggest ever branded clothing sale. $Million of new stock!
December 19, 2016

Quote of the Day

Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.
December 15, 2016

2016 Christmas In the Park Turangi

A two 2 day community event featuring loads of fun free activities. The event will kick off with a Movie in the Park on Friday evening followed by an action packed Christmas in the Park on Saturday.
December 14, 2016

Pakistani birds caught up in international intrigue

If any further proof were needed that geopolitical intrigue can stalk the humblest of Pakistan's inhabitants, consider the recent cases of two Pakistani birds.
December 11, 2016

Comedian and Hypnotist Show

Guy does a 40-minute comedy set to start then after dinner he will transform your friends and workmates and will have your work makes doing hilarious things. His performance is 1st class and not to be missed.
December 8, 2016

Quote of the Day

They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?
December 7, 2016

Mystery remains over identity of woman rescued from Waikato River

On a cold and unpleasant night, Graeme Jacobsen stripped off his police uniform and dived into the Waikato River to save an elderly woman.
December 6, 2016

Manatee rescue captivates US city of Jacksonville Florida

Workers dug up a city street in Jacksonville Florida to free a 400kg manatee that was stuck in a drain pipe.
November 30, 2016

Insight Endometriosis

Our free monthly educational seminars are part of our education programme, providing information to empower decision-making
November 28, 2016

Quote of the Day

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
November 27, 2016

StarJam Hamilton End of Year Concert

StarJam empowers young people with disabilities through performance opportunities here in Hamilton and Nationwide.
November 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

The starting point of all achievement is desire.
November 22, 2016

Health survey results show smoke-free New Zealand obtainable

New Zealand is on the way to becoming the world's first smoke-free country.
November 20, 2016

Korean charter flights pulled post earthquake

South Korea's Asiana​ Airlines has pulled plans for charter flights into Christchurch in the wake of the Kaikoura earthquake.
November 17, 2016

Quote of the Day

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
November 16, 2016

University of Waikato Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series

Professor of Accounting Grant Samkin - ‘Moving beyond the green and purple: People I’ve known and places we’re going’.
November 14, 2016

Some great feedback for Kindyz

“I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how grateful I was and am for the care and education that Max received while in Kindyz. Sharee and her wonderful team at Bubz were absolutely fantastic. They anticipated Max's needs, put me at ease and were completely understanding of our unusual situation. I cannot thank them enough and still to date Max speaks of Kindy Bubz. I would not hesitate to recommend them for any friend or family.”
November 11, 2016

A Hamilton woman urges people to be aware of their body

Hamilton woman Ariane Bailey has become a strong advocator for people to listen to their gut when it comes to health concerns.
November 11, 2016

First Impressions Toastmasters - Hamilton Lake

Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.
November 8, 2016

Quote of the Day

Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It's about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others' success, and then standing back and letting them shine.
November 6, 2016


Get out your leather jackets and pull on your bobby socks with Rydell High’s senior class of 1959. Grease is touring New Zealand - Just in time for your Christmas Party for 2016!
November 3, 2016

Quote of the Day

The man who has done his best has done everything.
November 2, 2016

Taranaki school children want their teddy bear back from the pope's guards

A stolen teddy bear has sparked a flurry of letters to the Pope from a class of school children in Taranaki.
November 1, 2016

Comedy At the Meteor

Comedy at the Meteor is back for the last show of 2016. Late October is probably too early to call it a Christmas special, but phwoar! It'll be a cracker!
October 26, 2016

Quote of the Day

Clever men are good, but they are not the best.
October 25, 2016

Ministry of Education is shelling out for more classes in Waikato

Students have been spilling out of classrooms and into desks in the corridor of one Hamilton school while they await funding for more space.
October 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

That's your best friend and your worst enemy - your own brain.
October 20, 2016

An Evening With the Artist: Matahi Brightwell

Come and spend an evening with Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings artist Matahi Brightwell. Brightwell will discuss the story behind the creation of the carvings, the meaning behind them and the connection to his grandmother.
October 18, 2016

That day that paper towels and polystyrene fell from the skies onto Wellington

It seemed like manna from heaven as hand towels fluttered down from above.
October 16, 2016

Taupo Local Boy's Band Night

This can be great place to relax at the friendly pub and enjoy live music after long day's work or travel. Come and enjoy live music from some of the Taupo's Local musicians.
October 13, 2016

Andrew King takes Hamilton mayoralty, but recount to come

Andrew King has been elected Hamilton's mayor with a single-digit majority.
October 12, 2016

Quote of the Day

The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.
October 10, 2016

Mayor defends council's $15k spend on $30k Christmas tree

The mayor of a Taranaki town has defended its decision to spend $30,000 on a single Christmas tree, saying it was something the community asked for.
October 4, 2016

Photoshop & Illustrator Fundamentals

This course develops your skills in computer programs Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, providing an overview of their fundamental features. Perfectly suited to those wanting to edit or manipulate photos and graphic images, for use in design activities such as basic graphic design and social networking or other web-related activities.
October 3, 2016

Quote of the Day

This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.
October 2, 2016

Inner city living answer for Hamilton's dying CBD

A multi-level home in Hamilton's inner city is the new black.
September 29, 2016

Quote of the Day

The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
September 28, 2016

Te Whaanau Maarama Storytelling

Hear stories inspired by the exhibition Te Whaanau Maarama. Recommended for children.
September 27, 2016

Quote of the Day

The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well.
September 22, 2016

C3 Church Taupo Awaken Conference The River

This moment is about you. Created with the intention for supernatural connection. We would love you to come to our place and pursue with us God’s Presence. It is in created moments and time set aside that we encounter the real, living and true presence of God. Know Him authentically. Come to “The River.” Aroha and Blessings. Pastor Mark and Sarah Percy.
September 21, 2016

Man calls police to report ex for overfeeding hamster leaving him 'looking like a fat little pig'

A man called British police to report that his former girlfriend for over feeding their hamster "looking like a fat little pig" by over-feeding it.
September 19, 2016

Plenty of style and class for travelers ready to hit the road

Thousands have flocked to the Mystery Creek Events Centre for the first day of the 2016 NZ Motorhome, Caravan and Leisure Show.
September 15, 2016

Some great feedback for The Cane Factory & Upholstery Shop Ltd

“Just a note to once again thank you for the lovely job you did on our sofas. Every time I come out in the morning and see them I feel the pleasure in them all over again. The entire family & friends have seen them and everyone likes them and so they should. Thank you again.” - Valerie
September 15, 2016

Quote of the Day

There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
September 13, 2016

Conservation Week - Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari

Join the Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari Team during Conservation Week, and learn about this awesome community-led project, and NZ conservation in action! If you wish to join the team on a Guided Tour during Conservation Week go to our website and enter the Discount Codes: CWSMGT to receive 25% discount.
September 11, 2016

Quote of the Day

Do the best you can, and don't take life too serious.
September 7, 2016

First Impressions Toastmasters - Hamilton Lake

Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.
September 6, 2016

Photo seems to shows toddler chasing cheetah at Paignton Zoo in beautiful illusion

A photo of a child seemingly chasing a cheetah has left everyone baffled.
September 5, 2016

Oh What a Night!

Oh What a Night! awaits all music fans. During the '60s and '70s, the No. 1 hits Sherry, December, 1963 (Oh What A Night), Walk Like A Man, Silence Is Golden, Dawn (Go Away), Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry saw the Four Seasons and lead singer Frankie Valli propelled to super stardom.
September 1, 2016

Quote of the Day

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
August 30, 2016

Hamilton gets its first charter school

Hamilton kids who want to learn in te reo Māori will have another option from 2017.
August 29, 2016

More positive comments for Pied Piper Products

"I am very happy with the way the bait stations are working. We are using them as part of a pest control programme in the Helps Kaik reserve. The Pied Piper Bait Stations have performed very well with no problems. Thanks again Kevin." Many thanks. John
August 25, 2016

Quote of the Day

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
August 24, 2016

Dog elected as mayor for Cormorant, Minnesota, for third term

An American town's mayor cannot speak English and doesn't wear clothes, but that hasn't stopped him being voted in for a third term.
August 23, 2016

Property Investment Education Evening

Investors of all skill levels are invited to come along and learn from expert investor and Property Coach Trevor Moore at this free education night.
August 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

I've always thought of acting as more of an exercise in empathy, which is not to be confused with sympathy. You're trying to get inside a certain emotional reality or motivational reality and try to figure out what that's about so you can represent it.
August 18, 2016

The Challenge of Rudolf Steiner Documentary

The unique insights and research of Rudolf Steiner into subjects such as education, medicine and agriculture has grown in both relevance and urgency for today’s modern society.
August 16, 2016

Changes first hand: Waikato women talk about decades spent with NZ Post

Christine Clark, Glenda Giles and Natalie Rouse have all been working for New Zealand Post for more than 30 years.
August 15, 2016

Another excellent review for Know a Fence

"Know A Fence have been supplying & building fences/retaining walls for Generation Homes Ltd since 2003. We have found the team at Know A Fence exceedingly easy to work with & always readily available for quotes, queries etc we may have. Their high level of worksmanship and strong customer satisfaction focus has made for a pleasant working relationship and we have no hesitation in recommending Charlie & the team at Know A Fence for all your fencing requirements." - Clinton
August 15, 2016

Thief in China cuts down a tree to steal a bike

Footage has emerged from China of a man cutting down a tree so he can steal a bike.
August 10, 2016

Quote of the Day

The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
August 8, 2016

Hamilton & Waikato Business Showcase

If you organise meetings, accommodation, functions, activities, or anything business event related, in the Hamilton & Waikato region don’t miss this informal mini tradeshow and networking drinks.
August 7, 2016

Great feedback for Burgeon Signs

"Just wanted to thank you and the team again for the time and effort you spent in designing and constructing our new signage for MTF Hamilton . We are absolutely stoked with the final outcome and love the design as it makes us stand out from the crowd because of it’s appeal to the eye. I would recommend you and your team to anyone that is looking at brand solutions for their business and I love the way you guys just get the job done from start to finish with minimal fuss and no distraction to our business. Thanks again for a job well done." - Barry
August 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
August 3, 2016

Funding boost to get more rural kids licensed to drive

In an effort to get more young people into employment, the Otorohanga District Council is pumping more than $100,000 into driver's licence training.
August 2, 2016

The Challenge of Rudolf Steiner Documentary

The unique insights and research of Rudolf Steiner into subjects such as education, medicine and agriculture has grown in both relevance and urgency for today’s modern society.
August 1, 2016

Quote of the Day

If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
July 28, 2016

National Investment Property Showcase

Register now for this 2-hour, content-rich event which is aimed at anyone serious about investing in the New Zealand property market in 2016.
July 26, 2016

Labour leader Andrew Little's New Plymouth billboard defaced by vandals

The new face of the Labour Party leadership is small, furry and named Stuart. Labour leader Andrew Little's billboard erected outside his New Plymouth electorate office on Northgate has been taken to by some creative vandals, who expertly superimposed the face of the movie mouse Stuart Little.
July 24, 2016

Children’s Winter Art School

Once again our tutors have prepared an exciting school holiday programme for young artists. All children will work around the same subjects on projects suitable for their age and skill level. Children who already attended the first week can skip the introduction in the second week and jump straight into a new project.
July 20, 2016

Hamilton Farmers' Market is on the move to Claudelands

Wild winter weather gave the Hamilton Farmers' Market a walloping one too many times, so the organisers have decided to move somewhere more sheltered.
July 19, 2016

Quote of the Day

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
July 18, 2016

Great feedback for bGreat feedback for The Cane Factory & Upholstery Shop Ltd

“Andrew and Tracey have been fantastic to deal with. I have purchased cane furniture from them and had several items of furniture and squabs re-upholstered by them also. Their workmanship is of a high standard and they are really friendly and helpful when trying to decide on fabrics and design.” - Heather
July 17, 2016

Shipping containers for rebuild workers could provide emergency housing

Shipping container company Royal Wolf is involved in confidential talks about housing the homeless in modified shipping containers.
July 14, 2016

Free Tech Advice Session

Your friendly Tech experts at Geeks on Wheels have come to Maori Hill Community Centre to give you free tech advice, right on the spot.
July 11, 2016

Tears to cheers for Murray

When Andy Murray broke down in tears on Centre Court after the most painful defeat of his life, it was impossible to imagine the Scot would be wrapping up a second Wimbledon title just four years later.
July 10, 2016

Quote of the Day

To begin, begin.
July 7, 2016

Quiz Night

Quiz Night: General; knowledge, tv themes, famous voices. sport, all blacks, movies, video clips.
July 6, 2016

Global dairy prices slip, whole milk powder prices fall 1.6 percent

World dairy prices dropping 0.4 percent at the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight.
July 4, 2016

Art School 2 Day Event

Art School Taupo is a special two day event made up up of 14 mini art based workshops tutored by various local and award winning artists in a wide variety of topics and mediums.
June 30, 2016

More positive comments for Aztech Buildings

"Aztech, you have outstanding service, excellent workers who have done an absolutely first class job. Farm Building built to perfection and before specified time - would highly recommend you to all."
June 30, 2016

Quote of the Day

Don't fight the problem, decide it.
June 29, 2016

Bottle flipping craze eclipsed by Christchurch-born chair flipping

First it was bottle flipping, a seemingly innocuous water bottle trick that temporarily took over the internet.
June 27, 2016

Quote of the Day

I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.
June 23, 2016

Waikato Playcentre Association Open Week

Come along and Play at a Waikato Playcentre near you. This is a fantastic opportunity to attend open days across all Waikato Playcentre’s during week eight of this term.
June 21, 2016

Warriors go to the dogs: Thrilling Sabre a winner

Greyhound trainer Karen Walsh is a huge Warriors fan.
June 19, 2016

More positive comments for Wash Rite

“Troy was a delight to deal with friendly, polite and nothing was a trouble for him." - Maree
June 16, 2016

Quote of the Day

Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.
June 15, 2016

Man films mystery objects in night sky

"I thought, am I losing my mind?" That was the reaction of Oisin Lavelle as he spent two hours watching a mysterious, brightly coloured sphere moving in the sky south-west of Christchurch on Monday night.
June 14, 2016

Oil Painting Classes - Beginners In Oils & Seascapes in Oils

Learn to paint in oils with Jacquie Ellis - Karangahake artist. Classes run in 5-week blocks - $95 per block. Some classes include materials, canvases etc. Small classes so your time with the tutor is maximised. Learn to create your own masterpiece.
June 13, 2016

Quote of the Day

The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.
June 7, 2016

The Future Not-for-Profit Organisation Workshop

The future of organisations operating in the Not-For-Profit sector has always been uncertain with many facing the equal challenge of funding and relevancy.
June 5, 2016

Great feedback for Signcraftsmen

"Signcraftsmen have handled our signage and signwriting for several years now, and we trust their consistently high standard of work. It is a pleasure to work with their professional, punctual and friendly team and we would recommend their service." - Therese
June 2, 2016

Quote of the Day

Leap, and the net will appear.
June 1, 2016

First Impressions Toastmasters - Hamilton Lake

Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.
May 31, 2016

Chiefs feel they've done all they can, as Sonny Bill Williams set to sign with Blues

Details of Sonny Bill Williams' new three-year deal with New Zealand Rugby will be confirmed on Wednesday, and the cross-code star is believed to be favouring a move to the Blues.
May 30, 2016

Blood spatter researcher working on computer simulation to help forensics

Never mind Dexter, a Kiwi student is embracing all the gore of blood spatter in an effort to help crack complicated crimes.
May 26, 2016

Quote of the Day

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there's so little competition.
May 24, 2016

Register in Secondary Schools' Mooting Competition

Secondary school students who want to get a taste of law and experience the thrill of the court room can take part in the University of Waikato’s Secondary Schools’ Mooting Competition.
May 22, 2016

More positive comments for Polished Concrete Company

"Rodney and the team did the concrete floors for my new retail shop in Cambridge. We are absolutely thrilled with the end result of the floors, they have come up beautifully, it looks amazing and we get so many compliments regarding the new concrete finish. Rodney's team went over and above to work over the weekend and late into the night to complete the floors, so that building could start on Monday. The team was very professional to deal with and helpful in all aspects of the job. I would thoroughly recommend The Polished Concrete Company and you are welcome to check out our new concrete floors at our shop in Cambridge." -Helen
May 19, 2016

A Night of Hope with World Vision

A Night of Hope is an event for all ages, featuring live music from talented social justice musician, Levi McGrath, who spent six months working with former child soldiers in Uganda.
May 18, 2016

Quote of the Day

Step by step and the thing is done.
May 16, 2016

Mobil fined over oil spill in Tauranga

Mobil has been fined $288,000 in the Environment Court after thousands of litres of oil spilled into Tauranga Harbour.
May 15, 2016

Quote of the Day

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
May 12, 2016

Awesome comments for The Cane Factory & Upholstery

“Andrew and Tracey have been fantastic to deal with. I have purchased cane furniture from them and had several items of furniture and squabs re-upholstered by them also. Their workmanship is of a high standard and they are really friendly and helpful when trying to decide on fabrics and design.” -Heather
May 12, 2016

Bucket List Banquet Charity Dinner

The Hospice Waikato and Montana Catering Bucket List Banquet is the Waikato’s finest charity gala dinner.
May 11, 2016

Scottish man arrested after teaching pug dog 'Nazi salute'

A Scottish man has been arrested for teaching his girlfriend's pug dog to do a Nazi salute.
May 10, 2016

True Colours Annual Garage Sale

Our annual Garage Sale is on again. If you are in the market for a bargain or two, be sure to mark this date in your diary. We had a huge amount of great items for sale last year, and I'm sure that this year is going to be even better!
May 5, 2016

Tainui Group Holdings behind Lake Taupo protection breaches

Tainui Group Holdings has outed itself as the company behind the rule breach designed to protect Lake Taupo after the regional council withheld its details.
May 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

A goal is a dream with a deadline.
May 4, 2016

Certificate in MYOB AccountRight 2016 Course

Knowledge and confidence are essential to your success in life and career. Discover how you can gain comprehensive knowledge of accounting and become a confident MYOB user in just 4 weeks.
April 26, 2016

Quote of the Day

Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
April 25, 2016

Chinese tourist killed by rockfall caused by monkeys

A Chinese tourist has died after being hit by falling rock said to be caused by monkeys.
April 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.
April 21, 2016

Ice Skate Tour

Come enjoy ice skating at Goodwood School. It’s a great, safe and fun way to get active and also an activity that kids can do together with their parent(s) and friends. Entry fee is $7 for kids (under 16) and $13 for adults (ice skates included).
April 20, 2016

Aucklanders have a hand in Hamilton rates hike

Auckland investors continue to make their mark on Hamilton property owners' wallets with the announcement that 77 per cent of residential ratepayers are going to see an increase in rates.
April 18, 2016

Quote of the Day

Never, never, never give up.
April 13, 2016

Woman's hair cut off on Sydney bus

A woman catching a bus into Sydney's CBD had a chunk of her hair cut off by passengers who were sitting behind her, according to a witness.
April 12, 2016

Children's Discovery Trail

The Hamilton Gardens Discovery Trail will take children on a journey where they can explore an enchanting world of secret themed gardens.
April 10, 2016

Quote of the Day

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
April 5, 2016

Keep Calm and Carry on Safely Seminar

Join us for this refreshing and dynamic seminar where we separate fact from fiction in relation to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. This morning seminar includes morning tea and plenty of question and answer time.
April 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
March 30, 2016

Alliance Française French Film Festival

The best of French cinema returns to New Zealand in 2016.
March 29, 2016

Koala holds up highway traffic in Australia

A koala held up traffic on Saturday after running around haphazardly on a Brisbane highway road.
March 28, 2016

Waikato River system below par on report card

The first big report card on the well-being of the entire Waikato River system shows it fails to make the grade.
March 21, 2016

Advanced Driver Training Course

The NZ Advanced Driver Training Course is New Zealand's premier advanced driver training. We operate and conduct courses nationwide, utilising driver training venues in Pukekohe, Taupo, Manawatu, Christchurch and Invercargill.
March 20, 2016

Bat Tour

Ever wondered what creatures come out at night in Hamilton city? Book into one of our famous Bat Tours and find out!
March 9, 2016

Learn How To Manage Conflict

Attend this workshop and emerge as a more confident and effective leader, equipped with practical skills that can be transferred to your workplace as well as your personal life.
March 9, 2016

Name of Fairlie's new Chinese restaurant a head-scratcher

The name of Fairlie's newest eatery is turning heads before it even opens.
March 7, 2016

Quote of the Day

Space is an inspirational concept that allows you to dream big.
March 2, 2016

Kartsport the perfect tonic for young adrenaline junkie Suvarn Naidoo

Suvarn Naidoo will readily admit it. He's an adrenaline junkie - and that's why he loves karting.
March 1, 2016

Free Seminar: How to Achieve Smart Results Online

In these challenging economic times make sure you have a highly persuasive website! It’s one of the most cost effective methods of generating new business! If you are serious about growing your business and generating great results from your website, then this is an opportunity you cannot afford to miss!
February 29, 2016

Quote of the Day

Reach for the stars.
February 25, 2016

Mysterious high-pitched whining sound plagues US town

An unexplained high pitched whining sound is plaguing a US town, and puzzling experts.
February 23, 2016

Waikato's ORI2016 - Big in Our Backyard

We're putting Waikato on the map by bringing you the biggest and best orientation yet!!
February 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

Let each man exercise the art he knows.
February 17, 2016

What a Woman Wants - Featuring Lisa O'Neill

What a Women Wants - Learn what to wear & how to dress. Featuring Lisa O'Neill stylist and motivator. Lisa has 21 years of experience dressing women of all ages and body shapes.
February 16, 2016

Severe earthquake south of New Zealand felt as far north as Dunedin

People as far north as Dunedin are reporting feeling a "severe" earthquake which struck far to the south of the country.
February 15, 2016

Singles Valentine's Ball

A fun singles ball where you can wine, dine, dance and meet other single people of all ages. There is a live band, an MC and a cash bar; dress code is formal and/or smart.
February 11, 2016

Quote of the Day

Prayer is man's greatest power!
February 9, 2016

How your brain works to decipher this code

This passage, written in a combination of letters and numbers, has been circulating social media for years and purports that only certain "strong minds" can read it.
February 7, 2016

Quote of the Day

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
February 4, 2016

Rototuna Junior High School opens with 634 foundation students

It's not quite school at most know it at Rototuna Junior High, since no bells signal the start, intervals or end of the day.
February 3, 2016

The Search for Life on Mars

Guest speaker: Malcolm Walter is a Professor of Astrobiology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He has worked for 35 years on the geological evidence of early life on Earth, including the earliest convincing evidence of life.
February 1, 2016

Quote of the Day

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon... must inevitably come to pass!
January 28, 2016


While out shopping don't forget to take a spin on the Grand Carousel by the playground. NZ's grandest ride, 3 rows of galloping horses, fun for everyone.
January 26, 2016

Keeper of the worlds biggest water hazard

Ground keeping the biggest water hazard in New Zealand is no easy feat, but at least Mathew Neilson doesn't have to fix any divots.
January 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout.
January 19, 2016

Three quarters of Kiwis use a smartphone while watching TV

Millions of Kiwis are spending the equivalent of two working days a week glued to a screen.
January 18, 2016

Let's Go Tongariro

Part of the Mahi Aroha Summer Programme: This tour gives you a unique look into the significant cultural, environmental and historic sites of the Ngati Hikairo people.
January 17, 2016

Fake carrots stuffed with US$500k worth of marijuana seized

They looked like a load of carrots - but on closer inspection, the game was up.
January 14, 2016

Defending champions Waikato name strong side for national sevens tournament

Waikato will have to defend their national sevens title without the services of several key New Zealand stars.
January 13, 2016

Quote of the Day

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.
January 12, 2016

Taupo Summer Carnival

Enjoy non stop action all day and night long- the Safari Playhouse giant inflatable, returning favourites the Hurricane, Dodgem Cars, Graviton, Ghost Train, Giant Slide, Merry Go Round and much more.
January 7, 2016

Revival of rotten corn a real labour of love for one Waitara man

Marty Toa from Waitara is keen to revive the rotten corn business in Taranaki.
January 5, 2016

Gary Harding's day brightened by Mi Tensile's Waikato Classic win

Owner Gary Harding had the chance of a unique New Year's Day Group II double washed away by heavy rain at Ellerslie which forced the late scratching of his thoroughbred filly Capella.
January 3, 2016

Quote of the Day

Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance.
December 21, 2015

New Plymouth man gives up retail management to be a ghost-buster

Herman Petrick's first experience with banishing what he calls demonic energy came out of the blue in a home in Wellington in May, 2012.
December 21, 2015

Christmas in the Pool

Join us this Christmas Eve for a very special Christmas Event!
December 20, 2015

Quote of the Day

I believe it is in my nature to dance by virtue of the beat of my heart, the pulse of my blood and the music in my mind.
December 18, 2015

Christmas Carols in the Library

Young and old are invited to share some Christmas cheer with music provided by the Taupo Concert Band and students from Taupo Christian School. Get into the Christmas spirit and join this very popular free event brought to you by Friends of Taupo Public Library.
December 16, 2015

New Cambridge Expressway open to traffic

The Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway has been officially opened – six months ahead of schedule.
December 14, 2015

Carols in the Park

Christmas Carols in the Park. Join Taupo Big Band with a few classic Christmas Carols. Great family activity.
December 10, 2015

Quote of the Day

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
December 8, 2015

Southland man Nigel Sherborne involved in Brisbane taxi cricket pitch incident

Former Southland man Nigel Sherborne didn't realise he would be a central figure in one of cricket's most bizarre incidents when he donned the pads in Brisbane on Saturday.
December 6, 2015

Quote of the Day

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
December 2, 2015

New Zealand Aronui Lecture Series

The Royal Society of New Zealand presents the 2015 New Zealand Aronui Lecture to be presented by Professor Iain McCalman of the University of Sydney.
December 1, 2015

The Kiwi behind global business Hammamas

Her products retail alongside Prada and Gucci, and get used by global superstars. But Hammamas owner Sacha Hardy can be found in bare feet and jeans, sitting at her home in rural Waikato.
November 30, 2015

Choirs at Waihou

An entertaining evening of varied choral music featuring the Mighty River Harmony Chorus and the Waikato Rivertones Chorus together with talented local choirs.
November 26, 2015

Quote of the Day

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
November 24, 2015

"Mega Cow" coming to Morrinsville

A 6.5m tall "mega cow" is planned for Morrinsville as part of the Herd of Cows? street art project.
November 22, 2015

Quote of the Day

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
November 19, 2015

Face Melter

The worlds going to end on the 20th. We decided it would be nice to put together a smashing night of musical weirdness to see us through! Come party and lose your minds with us at Altitude Bar on Alexandra street- you wont regret a thing, you wont have time to!
November 18, 2015

New Zealand cows producing better than ever

The average New Zealand cow is producing 18 per cent more milk today than what she did 10 years ago because of better genetics and feed.
November 16, 2015

Quote of the Day

Out of difficulties grow miracles.
November 11, 2015

Digital Photography Group Novice

The Digital Photography Novice Group meets on every 2nd Wednesday of the Month. We discuss ways to improve your photography.
November 10, 2015

Giant sinkhole swallows cars in American parking lot

A huge sinkhole has swallowed more than a dozen cars in the parking lot of a new restaurant in Meridian, Mississippi.
November 8, 2015

Starlight Cinema Fireworks & Laser Extravaganza

Family friendly event for all ages. Movie, Lazer Show and Fireworks. All funds raised go back to the Taupo Community.
November 5, 2015

Fun and excitement at Melbourne Cup day celebrations

Melbourne Cup day was celebrated in styleat the Te Aroha & District Community Hospital.
November 2, 2015

Quote of the Day

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
November 1, 2015

Christmas donations wanted for those in need

Community House in Morrinsville is calling for donations for Christmas parcels for those in need.
October 29, 2015

Quote of the Day

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
October 28, 2015

Dream River Poker

Welcome to Dream River Poker, NZ's leading free poker league, where you will be playing in live, free texas hold 'em poker tournaments right here at Retrospect (part of the the Ambassador Hotel complex) for your chance to move on to Venue, Regional & National Championships and your shot at up to 5 seats into the WSOP.
October 25, 2015

Quote of the Day

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
October 22, 2015

Napier man Manu Robin bought Taser to use on himself

A man who admitted illegally owning a Taser bought it to use on himself, so he could be like martial arts star Bruce Lee.
October 20, 2015

Cambridge residents save good old post box

The actions of a group of Cambridge residents has succeeded in saving one of the town's historic icons – an old red post box.
October 19, 2015

Quote of the Day

With self-discipline most anything is possible.
October 14, 2015

International Language Evening Classes

Waikato Institute of Education (WIE) currently has classes in French, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, German, and English. We can also arrange private tuition for languages not listed. Next term starting on 13/15 October 2015.
October 12, 2015

Owner of lost trans-Tasman cat located in Hong Kong

A Kiwi tom cat found mangy and flea-ridden in Brisbane now has another international connection to his story.
October 11, 2015

Dead cow left rotting in Waikato school's water supply

A cow carcass left to rot and seep into the main water supply of a Waikato school has sparked health concerns.
October 8, 2015

Quote of the Day

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
October 6, 2015

Living Enlightenment : Crazy Wisdom for Crazy Times

Living Enlightenment : Crazy Wisdom for Crazy Times A Series of public talks throughout the North Island from 2 October – 8 October 2015 with Yanchiji
October 4, 2015

Quote of the Day

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
October 1, 2015

SNaP- Social Networking and Performance Night

You are invited to join us at The Meteor Theatre, for an evening of conversation and connection for creative people.
September 30, 2015

Jedi not religious enough for a tax break in New Zealand, says Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs has rejected a request by the Jedi Society Incorporated to be recognised as a legitimate charitable endeavour, with all the tax-free benefits that entails.
September 28, 2015

Cambridge man's wishing chair

A 2 metre high colourful chair on the roadside in Cambridge's Cowley Drive, made from recycled wood and decorated with a mirror and CDs, has caught the eye of passers-by.
September 22, 2015

Mulligan's World Famous Quiz Night

If you are in Taupo on Tuesday - Do not miss this
September 21, 2015

Quote of the Day

I think I've been addicted to openness since long before my rock career. I was terrible as a teenager. I used to go out of my way to make people uncomfortable with personal details. I was always fascinated by the idea that we have these weird, random boundaries between what we do and don't show.
September 20, 2015

NZ tsunami warning cancelled after 8.3 Chile earthquake

A national tsunami warning that had been in force following a magnitude-8.3 earthquake off the coast of Chile has been cancelled.
September 17, 2015

Kiwi tramper bemuses girlfriend with bush puns

The trend for annoying your girlfriend with a barrage of puns - then posting the results on YouTube - has taken a Kiwi detour into the bush.
September 16, 2015

Meet the Mediums

First 35 through the door - please be there at 6.30pm - we have a busy night ahead of us entrance from bridge street only - there is ample parking at the rear of the building...
September 15, 2015

Quote of the Day

I know that a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania is about the most random place for a country singer to come from, but I had an awesome childhood.
September 10, 2015

Thames firth is worth a lot to the mussel industry

Sustaining the ocean and its environment is in the best interest of mussel farmers on the Firth of Thames.
September 8, 2015

Busy day of animal rescues for fire crews

A cat on a fiery mat, a sizzling bird on a wire and a horse in a drain made for an unusual day of animal rescues for fire crews.
September 6, 2015

Fink About It

Don't miss the latest offering from one of New Zealand's most successful live comedy acts. The Laughing Samoans comedy duo of Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepuleai has been touring the world for more than a decade now performing their hilarious and unique brand of humour.
September 3, 2015

Quote of the Day

I have a Woody Allen Jewish attitude to life: that it's all going to be disastrous. That it hasn't all been that way is simply down to some random quirk of fate.
September 2, 2015

Stormy weather strikes Waikato

Heavy, persistent rain has caused flooding and commuter chaos across the upper North Island and triggered weather warnings for parts of Waikato.
August 31, 2015

When inanimate objects attack

When it comes to inanimate objects, expect the unexpected.
August 26, 2015

Fourth man arrested over Matamata roadside bashing

A fourth man wanted for allegedly bashing a weary driver with the butt of a gun and robbing him has been arrested.
August 23, 2015

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band are heading to the Nivara Lounge in Hamilton on Thursday 20th August ready to 'rock the joint'.
August 19, 2015

Hamilton City Council caps funding for Waikato Plan

The region's million-dollar Waikato Plan had been given a "reset" after the project became bogged down in information.
August 18, 2015

Quote of the Day

I'm not like most designers, who have to set sail on an exotic getaway to get inspired. Most of the time, it's on my walk to work, or sitting in the subway and seeing something random or out of context.
August 17, 2015

Secret world of octopuses: Sneaky hunting, rough sex and months of breeding

Scientists in the US have discovered a species of octopus that uses sneaky methods to hunt, engages in some romantic - if not a bit rough - sex and spends months breeding.
August 13, 2015

Waikato Photographic Society - Meeting

Our club is made up of members with a wide range of experience and knowledge of photography. We all enjoy sharing and talking about our interest in photography.
August 10, 2015

Former volunteer concerned peoples' lives will be lost in the outdoors

They've helped keep people alive in the outdoors and trained thousands of safety conscious firearms users but a former volunteer says the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council has been gutted to the core.
August 9, 2015

Quote of the Day

Random chance plays a huge part in everybody's life.
August 5, 2015

Texas man injured after bullet bounces off armadillo

A Texas man has been hit in the jaw by his own bullet after it bullet ricochetted off an armadillo.
August 4, 2015

Family Well-Being Programme for Migrants

An Introduction to Mindfulness Facilitator: Vanisri Mills (Counsellor)
August 3, 2015

Midwife hoping to make a difference in Nepal

A chance meeting was the catalyst for a Franklin woman's decision to head to Nepal and use her skills to make a difference in the village of Gogane.
July 29, 2015

Quote of the Day

One of the best things about paintings is their silence - which prompts reflection and random reverie.
July 27, 2015

Weird fish washes up on Rabbit Island

It came from the deep with big eyes and sharp teeth, but the marine creature that washed up on Rabbit Island, near Nelson, was more novel than scary.
July 26, 2015

The Wingmen

Now here’s a band that will keep you coming back for more. With Mark in front of the mic you’ll be kept well entertained even between songs!
July 23, 2015

New Zealand's best pie announced

A potato-top pie has won the top pie award at the 19th annual Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards.
July 21, 2015

Quote of the Day

The progression of roles you take strings together a portrait of an actor, but it's a completely random process.
July 19, 2015

The mystery of the foundation stone missing from a historic Wellington church

No-one knows the location of the Old St Paul's Cathedtral foundation stone 150 years after it was laid.
July 16, 2015

Harry Potter Family Quiz Night

Dress up, bring along some snacks and settle in for an evening of 'Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone' questions and activities. Prizes donated by Sail Barbary, AC Baths, Heli Adventure Flights & Huka Falls Jet.
July 15, 2015

Small businesses go social

Jojo Gittings started Two Birds Eatery, her allergy-friendly raw and whole foods café in Hamilton, a year and a half ago. It's in an unlikely location, tucked into the side of her father Bernard Gittings' pub, The Riv, in a corner of the Clyde Street shopping centre. But the café has quickly become a popular spot for many Hamiltonians and is now open seven days a week.
July 15, 2015


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