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Sunday, December 04, 2016


Shy Wicked Camper renters

The hirers of a Wicked Campers van seen in mount Maunganui Saturday night drove off when they saw photos were being taken of the paint job depicting a... read more

Two rescues on the fly

Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter received one job after another on Saturday afternoon, arriving at Waikato Hospital with a medical patient from Waihi,... read more

Jackson and Sophia top names, again

You'll never find a Willy or a Sam, or even a Henry in the most popular baby names list this year where Jackson and Sophia are edging out the competition. Those... read more

When enough is enough

  She endured the heartbreak of losing three babies before term. Nature had been cruel to Patsy Richardson-Flood, or Whaea Patsy as she's known. “I... read more

Bendy light, photographers’ delight

Was it an illusion, lens trickery, or something a little more mysterious and extra-terrestrial? Te Puke schoolgirl Tiarah Kokiri was at home, on the deck,... read more

Fonterra elections voting closes soon

Fonterra Shareholders' Council chairman Duncan Coull is urging the co-operative's farmer Shareholders to get behind the new elections process. With voting... read more



Offenders on the road to employment

Lollipop signs are showing the way for prisoners and community-based offenders to find employment in the Waikato... read more

Dangerous man on the run

Police are appealing to the public for any information that will help locate an Auckland man who is considered... read more

Hoax bomb threats came from overseas

A police investigation into the hoax bomb threats received by a number of schools across New Zealand has established... read more

Organising Santa’s mail

It could be one of the most important letters your child sends this year, so to ensure they receive a response... read more

Support those serving between the flags

Every summer, Surf Life Saving New Zealand's volunteer lifeguards put themselves in potentially dangerous situations... read more

Zespri wins top 200 award

Mount Maunganui-based kiwifruit marketer Zespri won the 2016 Deloitte Top 200 business award for Most Improved... read more

Inducted to rock‘n’roll heaven

“Til we kissed, I never knew the years that I has wasted… “Til we kissed, I never knew the... read more

New toolkit tells Waikato’s Story

The Waikato Story – a toolkit of resources to help promote and drive economic growth in the region –... read more


Putting your best foot forward

Scott Simpson Coromandel MP It's really important that our children get the best start in life and that means ensuring they are able to go to more

Making a positive difference in meaningful ways

Scott Simpson Coromandel MP I know how our local communities value strong social services – and particularly health services – more

Rice is a nice autumn snack

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef There is always some form of rice in the pantry. Recently, more

Weight loss and food addictions

Leigh Elder Eat for keeps  This week we take a look at weight loss resistance, a problem which affects many people. Generally men lose more


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