Local News

triking bus drivers call for iwi owners to intervene

FIRST Union are calling for Go Bus’ iwi owners to step in as tensions escalate between the company and striking bus drivers.

November 19, 2018

Australian man’s lucky escape after being sent ‘flying’ into water as shark bites kayak

A four-metre tiger shark has bitten a kayak, sending a man “flying” into the water off the Sunshine Coast in Australia.

November 16, 2018

New rabbit calicivirus found in Waikato following testing

A new rabbit calicivirus has been confirmed in Waikato after the testing of two dead rabbits found in Mātangi and Cambridge.

November 15, 2018

Cambridge Garden Festival

Discover the small and big, town and country gardens of Cambridge in the heart of the Waikato. There are 10 gardens and one special ‘behind the scenes’ tour in the festival this year.

November 13, 2018

Surburban Hamilton streets clogged by parked cars after IRD office shift

A cluster of residential Hamilton streets are being clogged by parked cars due to hundreds of IRD staff moving into a new office nearby.

November 9, 2018

NZ Effluent Expo

This Effluent Expo is encouraging farmers to de-risk themselves through education. They have access to seminars that run over both days from both Industry and Industry leaders.

November 7, 2018

Family makes smoky escape after scrounging cat turns on stove top

Steve the cat is in disgrace. On the scrounge for a midnight snack, he activated a ceramic stove top, igniting a pot and sending his owners scrambling through a smoke-filled house.

November 4, 2018

FYI – Find Your Inspiration Craft Show

FYI – Find Your Inspiration Craft Show is Hamilton’s Brand New Craft Show!

November 2, 2018

Meet the Kiwis making the paranormal, norma

Think of the paranormal and it might be of spirits popping out of walls and doorways, or people in witches’ hats brewing potions.

October 30, 2018

Foreign teachers bridging New Zealand’s shortage

Government moves to attract overseas based teachers to combat New Zealand’s shortage have gained momentum.

October 29, 2018

Footpath inspector takes on Hamilton’s 1000km of paths with new ride

Voltaire Villalobos​ pulls on his riding gloves and adjusts his shades as the three-wheeled scooter rumbles into life.

October 25, 2018

Title of cheapest fuel in New Zealand goes to tiny hydro power community Ātiamuri

Ātiamuri first made a name for itself in hydro power. Now it’s cheap fuel that’s putting this tiny village back on the map.

October 23, 2018

Waikato University shows off latest thinking in engineering

Autonomous robots, augmented reality, a race car and other engineering feats have been on show this week at the Oji Fibre Solutions Engineering Design Show at Waikato University.

October 18, 2018

Two injured after huffing explosion at home in Hamilton East

Two people have been burnt in an explosion while huffing butane at a house in Hamilton.

October 18, 2018

Waikato A&P Show 2018

The Waikato A&P Show is on agin in 2018 and it will be tjhe 126th Show. It is a great way see the uniqueness of the rural community while having a fun, family-oriented day out.

October 17, 2018

A wagging finger sticking out of your mobile phone is creepy. Why?

A French researcher has invented a robot finger that attaches to your mobile phone. It can wriggle across your desk. It can stroke your hand. And guess what? It’s creepy. No, really, watch the video. Creepy, see?

October 15, 2018

Lizard Market

Awesome, local market where sellers offer you a great range of products: baby wear, knit wear, jewellery, plants, fruit trees, bread, clothing, health and beauty products, honey, donuts, venison, pet-care and much more.

October 15, 2018

US embassy apology after cat pyjama invite

The United States’ embassy in Canberra has apologised for a “training error” after distributing a fake meeting invitation, complete with a photo of a pyjama-wearing cat.

October 15, 2018

Gourmet In the Gardens

An outdoor Gourmet Food market with food from around the Globe.

October 11, 2018

A gecko – no kidding – placed phone calls from a marine-mammal hospital in Hawaii

Veterinarian and seal expert Claire Simeone was just about to settle down and enjoy her lunch when her cellphone rang.

October 9, 2018

Early signs are for fewer black beetle numbers on Waikato pastures

The wet Waikato winter has a silver lining: a reduced number of black beetles.

October 7, 2018

Kaikoura octopus slap video was real seal deal, says kayaker

It was the slap that grabbed global media attention and, inevitably, some doubters.

October 5, 2018

Speeding motorists cause alarm

Motorists speeding through accident scenes is a concern for South Waikato firefighters.

October 4, 2018

Waikato Home & Garden Show

Packed with experts in every field, from design and build to interior stylings and lush garden design, at the Waikato Home & Garden Show you’ll be able to get yourself sorted for any home improvement project.

October 2, 2018

Bus service cancelled amid violence to bounce back

A bus route cancelled in a Rotorua suburb after growing anti social behaviour culminated in an attack on a driver will be back in action on October 1.

September 28, 2018

Waikato Cherry Tree and Garden Viewing Day

With thousands turned away last weekend, we offer another chance to view the cherry trees and garden.

September 26, 2018

In photos: Spiders take over Greek town

It’s not quite the World Wide Web – but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start.

September 24, 2018

Waikato Cherry Tree Festival

The Waikato Cherry Tree Festival is such a joyous one with families, couples and friends all in a happy mood snapping photos together under the pink blossom canopy. It’s hard not to smile.

September 21, 2018

Rammy the escapee ram’s raid on Helensville brings town to halt

Rammy’s rampage through Helensville brought the semi-rural town to a halt, until the chocolate-coloured ram was cornered at the library.

September 20, 2018

Taupo District Council restricts lakeside parking for trucks

Trucks drivers have been banned from parking overnight on part of Lake Terrace in Taupō because they are noisy and spoil the view.

September 18, 2018

Backpackers stranded on Australian island after floating across on blow-up mattress

When four backpackers found themselves stranded on an island in the Whitsundays, Australia they did what any self-respecting modern backpacker would do: turn to social media.

September 14, 2018

50 patients, one nurse: Coroner’s findings show high caseload for Waikato mental health nurse

An emergency stopped a Waikato nurse returning to check on Gerald Gotty as he’d planned.

September 12, 2018

Womens Wellness Workshop

The women’s wellness take over workshop.

September 10, 2018

More victims in the Bella Vista Homes debacle outside of council-inspected area

Kumudu Perera, her partner and child live in a two-bedroom concrete block flat.

September 7, 2018

Mexican city tells police to ignore most sex in public

It’s now less risky to get frisky – in public – in Guadalajara.

September 4, 2018

NZMCA Motorhome, Caravan & Leisure Show

More than just motorhomes and caravans, we celebrate the great kiwi outdoors with the very best of your favourite leisure activities.

August 31, 2018

Huge lizard terrorises family

The ultimate photobomber – a leaping iguana

August 30, 2018

More than 300 state houses for the Waikato by 2022

Waikato will get 330 state homes in the next four years.

August 28, 2018

Locals hardly tickled pink by paint job on Lower Hutt building

Residents of the Lower Hutt suburb of Petone are feeling blue over a pink paint job described by some as bizarre.

August 23, 2018

Recommended by Bar 101 in Hamilton’s CBD set to close

A well-known student bar is the latest of the Lawrenson Group’s empire to succumb to a downturn in Hamilton CBD’s hospitality.

August 22, 2018

Pride Preview – 10 Years On – Finding Our History

Hamilton Pride proudly presents Pride Preview – 10 Years on | Finding our History!

August 21, 2018

Monitoring all Waikato dairy farms would cause a huge rates hike

Rates would skyrocket if recommendations of a new report from Forest & Bird were put into practice in Waikato.

August 17, 2018

The Merchant & Scenic Cellars Wine, Craft Beer and Food Expo

A great opportunity to enjoy the fabulous wine, craft beer and scrumptious food that is available from The Merchant and Scenic cellars.

August 14, 2018

Children find explosive shell, planned to take it to school for show-and-tell

Children on a walk with their grandparents stumbled across an unexploded anti-aircraft shell – and planned to take it to school for show-and-tell.

August 13, 2018

Wedding Open Day

Join to celebrate the beauty of outdoor ceremonies here at Woodlands Estate!

August 10, 2018

The Good Neighbour Call Station: Burglar-busting home security since way back

It was a burglar-busting mean-machine born some time around the 1980s.

August 9, 2018

Struggle to fill role with lifestyle perks in Tokoroa

A four bedroom home for less than $300K, a five minute commute to work, around $90k a year and top tourism destinations less than an hour away.

August 7, 2018

World’s most prestigious maths medal stolen minutes after professor wins it

The Fields Medal is the most prestigious award in mathematics, a recognition so esteemed that it is often compared to the Nobel Prize.

August 3, 2018

Waikato Facebook users comb Buy and Sell pages for drugs

An administrator of a popular online Pay It Forward group is fed up with members using similar pages to buy drugs.

August 1, 2018

Women’s Lifestyle Expo

The Tauranga Women’s Lifestyle Expo is a two-day event for women of all ages.

July 30, 2018