Local News

A woman drops her iPhone from plane, finds it later … and it works

A woman who dropped her iPhone from a plane says she then found it in perfect working condition using the Find My iPhone app.

July 17, 2018

LJ Hooker Cancer Society Ball

Waikato’s premier winter event is back. Be transported to a snowflake wonderland for a fabulous night of glamour and sophistication at the LJ Hooker Cancer Society Ball, all to raise funds for a great local cause.

July 16, 2018

Man tries to bring python on US plane by hiding it inside a computer hard drive

A man has tried unsuccessfully to bring a python onto a plane in Miami, US by hiding it inside a computer hard drive.

July 13, 2018

The Starlight Cinema Taupo Hobby Expo

The Expo, organised by the Taupo Model Railway Club, features model railways from around the North Island, and also gives local model makers, craft and hobby groups an opportunity to display their skills to the wider community.

July 11, 2018

Nurses vote to strike this Thursday for 24 hours

While the exact numbers are being kept under wraps, the nurses’ union says there has been a “clear shift” in support of strike action which will take place at the country’s hospitals on Thursday.

July 10, 2018

If property managers can’t fix mouldy homes, are they just ripping off renters?

OPINION: Rat infestations are objectively bad, aren’t they? Nobody wants to live in a house co-inhabited by rodents.

July 5, 2018

The bizarre story of how Australia’s floating hotel ended up in North Korea

Queensland’s ambitious floating hotel was a curiosity throughout its short life on the Great Barrier Reef during the 1980s.

July 2, 2018

Hamilton residents encouraged to think twice about single-use plastic products

Hamiltonians are sending more waste to landfill and recycling less.

June 29, 2018

Kangaroo invades pitch during women’s football match in Canberra

A pitch invasion from a kangaroo forced a football match in Canberra to be temporarily delayed on Sunday.

June 28, 2018

Waikato Baby Expo

New Zealand Baby Expo is coming to Waikato for another fantastic show! Discover all you need to know for you, your pregnancy or young child.

June 26, 2018

Mine’s makeover brings a smile to small town Mokau

A remnant of World War II and an icon of a Taranaki community has been vandalised with a smiley face.

June 22, 2018

Tamahere Lions – Best Artisan Market

Predominantly Indoor, some outdoor stalls- following on from our successful Best Christmas Market
Supporting small local business and the community.

June 20, 2018

Taupo Pathways Careers Roadshow

Everyone is welcome including all Intermediate and High Schools in the Taupo District.

June 15, 2018

Waikato politicians react to plans to ditch Waikeria ‘mega prison’

Shelving plans for a 1500-bed expansion at Waikeria Prison has cost the Waikato region new jobs.

June 14, 2018

Porirua stop-go worker wins hearts; video footage goes viral

A Porirua stop-go worker is winning over hearts with his passionate style of traffic control.

June 13, 2018

Hundreds of Wellington homes lose power as cold weather puts pressure on grid

The wintry weather has been blamed for leaving about 270 homes temporarily without power in Wellington, as the cold snap continues to grip the country.

June 8, 2018

Searching the depths of Zealandia’s lower lake

Navy personnel will be used to map the bottom of a Wellington lake in the hope of finding some historic secrets, such as an historic gold mine shaft.

June 6, 2018

An Unexpected Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Enjoy a Sunday morning overlooking the green rolling hills of the Shire, with a scrumptious full buffet breakfast complete with bubbles – and as is tradition in Hobbiton, second helpings are encouraged!

June 4, 2018

Report reveals deep pockets of deprivation in the Waikato

For the country’s poorest streets, look no further than Fairfield in Hamilton.

June 1, 2018

Waikato Vape Day 2018

Hamilton’s First Official Vape Day. Come and enjoy a day of competitions, giveaways and have a go judging for NZ’s best E-Juice, see some of New Zealand’s leading electronic cigarette retailers and witness the latest in vaping trends.

May 31, 2018

Canadian zoo fined for taking bear through a drive-through for an ice cream

A Canadian zoo has been fined NZ$550 for taking a bear through a drive-through.

May 29, 2018

Urban Homesteading and Radical Home Economics

Come to this workshop to discover how to transform your home space to be more self sufficient and productive.

May 25, 2018

Finish line in sight for plan to turn prime riverside land south of Hamilton into 1000 homes

Wheels are moving on a multi-million dollar housing development that would turn Hamilton city to the south.

May 23, 2018

US medic revives parakeet with CPR

Steiner was hanging out at her friends’ house when one of the friends, Rebecca Figueroa, noticed her bright yellow pet parakeet, Tweety, was lying facedown in a food bowl.

May 21, 2018

Federated Farmers call Cambridge meeting after Mycoplasma bovis detected in the Waikato

An emergency meeting is being set up in Cambridge to help Waikato farmers deal with news that Mycoplasma bovis has arrived on their doorsteps.

May 18, 2018

A 96-year-old golfer returns to the green as club’s No 1 on a championship course

Karori Golf Club found themselves a player short for the 2018 Pennants Trophy interclub competition but they still had one more call left to make.

May 16, 2018

Mwangaza Children’s Choir: Light Up Tour 2018

For the first time in New Zealand, Tearfund and Rhema Media present the dynamic Mwangaza Children’s choir from Uganda, in their Light-up tour.

May 14, 2018

Makeshift bus shelters are turning heads in West Auckland

Homemade bus shelters popping up in West Auckland are not all that they seem.

May 11, 2018

Women of The Waikato

Dynamic Media presents Women of the Waikato – an event that celebrates inspirational Waikato women whose stories act as a catalyst to encourage and motivate other women.

May 10, 2018

If increased charges are in, we’re out: Hamilton developer

If development charges increase as Hamilton City Council proposes, they’ll eat up his margins. He’d look to take his business elsewhere.

May 8, 2018

Waste Busters: For The Faint Hearted

Learn how to create less waste, live well, and bring about change. Waste busters is a series of 6 workshops, with an optional extra workshop for the daring.

May 4, 2018

Midwives march around the country for better funding

More than 200 midwives and supporters have marched on Parliament asking Government to accept a proposed funding model for midwives.

May 3, 2018

Backpacker lodge on Whitianga’s central fringe placed on the market for sale

A strong-performing backpackers accommodation hostel in the Coromandel tourist township of Whitianga has been placed on the market for sale.

April 27, 2018

The Pyjama Game: Hawera cinema’s clothing ban goes global

When bosses of a small Taranaki cinema decided to get tough on people turning up to watch films in their pyjamas, onesies and dirty workboots, they didn’t expect to find themselves making global news.

April 26, 2018

Wine fountain like those in Italy and Spain mooted for Marlborough

If the Italians and Spaniards can get away with having wine fountains, why can’t we?

April 20, 2018

Women’s Lifestyle Expo

With more than 180 companies involved featuring everything from jewellery and beauty to business products & information, travel, crafts, fitness, food & wine and much more!

April 18, 2018

More than 170 Franklin properties still without power

More than 170 Franklin properties are still suffering power loss due to the storm that ravaged the district last week.

April 16, 2018

Cambridge Main Street Carnival

Fun for everyone! The main street comes alive on this huge community day. Bring the whole family and enjoy the great vibe.

April 13, 2018

Roundabout for Hamilton’s worst intersection

The confusion factor at Hamilton’s worst intersection will be no more as work on a roundabout is set to start.

April 12, 2018

Snake ‘dive bombs’ out of tree to escape capture at Australian school

Footage has emerged of a snake taking a “dive bomb” out of a tree outside a Sunshine Coast school in Australia.

April 11, 2018

Growth brings massive South Wakato rates spike

South Waikato District rates are set to increase by up to 20 per cent in the next two years.

April 6, 2018

Canadian man ‘pardoned’ by hotel after flock of seagulls trashed his room

A man banned from a hotel after his room was trashed by “a tornado” of seagull excrement, feathers and pepperoni chunks is finally being welcomed back.

April 4, 2018

Davey Microlene Farm – Open Day

See first hand the benefits of the Davey Microlene Farm solution at our open day.

April 2, 2018

Ad for Australian sports tape takes the Mickey out of our cricketing cobbers

Gidday Aussie mates, just alerting you to a beaut deal on Kiwi website Trade Me – it’s Australian sports tape, similar to that used by your handyman Cameron Bancroft.

March 28, 2018

Easterfest 2018

​Easterfest is a free family festival in the beautiful location of Taupō, New Zealand.

March 27, 2018

Nurses reject latest pay offer, will vote on whether to strike

Nurses have voted against a pay offer from district health boards, and “a week of action” is on the way.

March 26, 2018

Craft Extravaganza Hamilton NZ 2018 – Book Your Stall Now

Crafts, Arts, Food and Baking Stalls wanted, face painters, entertainers, bouncy castle people contact us please to discuss deals for this event. (No imported or commercial items for craft and food sites please).

March 23, 2018

Hundreds of wild Kaimanawa horses face slaughter

Truckloads of wild Kaimanawa horses will be slaughtered next month, unless people come forward to rescue them.

March 22, 2018

Hip Op-eration founder sells chicken for $775,000 – Auckland house included

For $775,000, you could be the proud new owner of Daisy the chicken – and a home on Auckland’s Waiheke Island.

March 20, 2018

The mysterious case of the feral goat stopped in its tracks by a Taser

Authorities have spent a year and almost $30,000 investigating the curious case of a Tasered goat.

March 14, 2018