The city of Hamilton, New Zealand, is in the heart of the North Island’s Waikato region. Its population of 153,100 makes it New Zealand’s fourth most populous centre – after Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing cities, thanks in part to its academic sector. Education, research and development are a major part of the economy – 40,000 students and 1,000 PhD-qualified scientists call Hamilton home. The city has three major tertiary institutions: the University of Waikato, Waikato Institute of Technology, and Te Wananga o Aotearoa. The University of Waikato, established in 1964, occupies 64 hectares of former farmland on the outskirts of Hamilton at Hillcrest. The University is well-regarded for its relative ‘youth’ in academic terms: it has ranked several times among the top 50 universities under 50 years old worldwide; however 2014 is their last year of eligibility for the ranking. Waikato Management School, the University’s business faculty, is one of an elite few business schools worldwide to have achieved ‘Triple Crown’ status – a measure of excellence in business education.

Hamilton’s other main revenue source is the dairy industry. The combination of Hamilton’s location in the midst of New Zealand’s biggest dairy area, the Waikato, and the city’s focus on research has led to much of New Zealand’s innovations in agriculture taking place there.

Mystery Creek Events Centre is a purpose-built facility located on the outskirts of Hamilton. The spacious venue has an abundance of indoor and outdoor space, allowing it to host a variety of large-scale local and national events. The largest of these is Fieldays, the national agricultural show billed as ‘the biggest architectural trade show in the Southern hemisphere.’ Held every June, Fieldays hosts over 1,000 exhibitors and 115,000 visitors. Other events held at Mystery Creek have included the annual Parachute Christian Music Festival, the National Car and Boat Shows, sporting events and New Zealand Scout Jamborees.

Hamiltonians are keen rugby fans. The local rugby union teams – Waikato in the ITM Cup, and the Chiefs in the Super Rugby competition – play at Hamilton’s Waikato Stadium. Local colours are red, black and yellow, and the provincial mascot is an anthropomorphic cow known as Mooloo – also a nickname for Waikato fans, who are known to ring cowbells at home matches. Motorsport is also popular in Hamilton, which has in the past hosted a round of the World Rally Championship as well as several years of V8 Supercar racing on a street circuit in the city.

Hamilton city attractions include the Hamilton Gardens, the Waikato River which bisects the city, Hamilton Zoo, Waikato Museum, and The Base – the nation’s second-largest shopping mall, attracting 7.5 million visitors each year. For these points of interest as well as its central location in the diverse and exciting Waikato region, Hamilton is an attractive destination for visitors from around New Zealand and beyond.

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Mocha master: Barista decorates coffee cup foam with artwork

Would you like cream, sugar and an artwork with that?
March 15, 2018

Quote of the Day

"A will finds a way." - Orison Swett Marden
March 14, 2018

Council name change: How Hamilton got its name

Hamilton's mayor wants to change the name of the city's council back to its Maori name, Kirikiriroa.
March 12, 2018

Door still open for shared water company between Waipa and Hamilton

Hamilton City Council is holding the door open for a shared water company with Waipa District Council after a potential judicial review of the decision was received by Waipa.
March 6, 2018

Quote of the Day

"No one can figure out your worth but you." - Pearl Bailey
March 6, 2018

Eco Day Out

Eco Day Out is a family friendly event with market stalls, free entertainment, eco-advice, a Bottle Drive, electric car display and great vibes.
March 4, 2018

Renowned thoracic surgeon Dr Diego Gonzalez teaches Waikato Hospital doctors

Surgeons at Waikato Hospital are the first in New Zealand to learn a less invasive lung surgery technique that is quicker, not as painful, and enables patients to recover faster.
March 1, 2018

Twice as nice - Barbra Streisand cloned beloved dog

"If we had the chance to do it all again, tell me would we, could we?" Barbra Streisand had a hit singing this question in "The Way We Were," but when it comes to getting a new pet she does not have to wonder.
February 28, 2018

Quote of the Day

"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion." - Martha Graham
February 26, 2018

Church: Cardinal's 'nighty-night, baby' tweet was for sister

A New Jersey archbishop raised a few eyebrows when he tweeted "Nighty-night, baby. I love you," but his spokesman says it was an errant message intended for his sister.
February 22, 2018

Quote of the Day

"The wish for healing has always been half of health." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
February 20, 2018

Submissions sought on mangroves management

They're about the size of a ping-pong ball and these mangrove seeds are at the root of a big issue that's been spreading across the Whangamata harbour for more than a decade.
February 18, 2018

Chow & Tipple Food, Beer & Wine Festival

With the goal of presenting the best beer, wine and food from around the Waikato and NZ, the Chow & Tipple Festival is the perfect wind down from summer.
February 15, 2018

Viral illness strikes private St Peter's School, 85 pupils sent home

A viral outbreak of diarrhoea, vomiting and other illnesses at St Peter's School in Cambridge has affected 85 students and a teacher, most of whom have been sent home.
February 14, 2018

Dozens of nude models brave cold, rain for Polar Bear Paint

Cold feet can't stop naked models from parading around New York City.
February 12, 2018

Hamilton needs to cut water use or pay millions

Hamilton will require a new water treatment plant costing more than $100 million by 2045, although it could be sooner if the city does not manage its water use better.
February 8, 2018

Michigan family with 13 sons expecting next child in April

A Michigan couple with 13 sons is expecting a 14th child in April but waiting until birth to learn the sex.
February 6, 2018

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival

This summer festival celebrates all things creative within the internationally acclaimed and award-winning Hamilton Gardens.
February 4, 2018

Naked bank robber found not guilty by reason of insanity

A federal judge says a Florida man who robbed a bank, stripped naked and ran down the street throwing stolen money is severely mentally ill and can't be held responsible for the crime.
February 1, 2018

Mother of Kiwi detained in Cambodia desperate to get him home

The mother of a Kiwi detained in Cambodia for allegedly posting pornographic images has said her son is inconsolable and she is desperate to have him back.
January 31, 2018

Kawhia Kai Festival

The iconic Kawhia Kai Festival brings together performers, artists, musicians and traditional Maori Kai (food) on 3rd February 2018.
January 29, 2018

New Hamilton park opens central city to the river

Victoria on the River opened to the public on Thursday evening as Hamilton City council resumes business for 2018.
January 25, 2018

HSBC New Zealand Sevens Launch Party

Kick off your Sevens weekend in Hamilton by attending the Launch Party in Garden Place on Friday 2 February from 5pm-7pm!
January 23, 2018

Doughnut-eating champ charged with stealing from Dunkin'

A North Carolina man who made headlines when he was caught for break-ins after winning a doughnut-eating contest has been arrested again. And this time he's accused of stealing from a doughnut shop.
January 21, 2018

Raglan Arts Weekend

Head to Raglan this Auckland Anniversary Weekend and experience the laidback vibe that has helped shape this thriving artistic community, with the Raglan Arts Weekend.
January 18, 2018

Tropics-fed heavy rain to bring possible flooding today, but winds ease

Rain is falling steadily across the top of the North Island as many districts, including parts recently submerged in the recent monster storm, prepare for a sodden 27 hours.
January 17, 2018

Quote of the Day

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." - Lao Tzu
January 9, 2018

Festival One

Born in the summer of 2015, the festival has now run continuously for 3 strong years. Festival One is back for 2018, hitting the stage at Mystery Creek Event Centre from 26th – 29th January.
January 7, 2018

Don't relax yet - deadly storm to pummel the country another 26 hours

The deadly storm causing chaos across the North Island is now expected to sweep over the centre of the country tonight. Southern regions are now on a flooding alert.
January 4, 2018

Hamilton’s New Concept Garden

With more than 1 million annual visitors, Hamilton Gardens is Waikato’s most popular tourist destination and the pride of our city.
January 3, 2018

Festival One

Born in the summer of 2015, the festival has now run continuously for 3 strong years. Festival One is back for 2018, hitting the stage at Mystery Creek Event Centre from 26th – 29th January.
December 21, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Forgiveness is the final form of love." - Reinhold Niebuhr
December 20, 2017

Swimmers urged to get out of water as lightning lashes central North Island

Niwa is urging beachgoers to get out of the water as cloud-to-ground lightning strikes pepper the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.
December 18, 2017

Quote of the Day

"There are no secrets that time does not reveal." - Jean Racine
December 14, 2017

Waikato DHB told to make changes after losing drinking water accreditation

Waikato District Health Board has lost its drinking water accreditation.
December 12, 2017

Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

Performing throughout the day this family show will charm and delight the young and old. From acrobats, dancing, performing 'tigers' and magic!!!
December 10, 2017

Hamilton water restrictions tightened to Alert 2 status

Warm weather and increasing water demand has prompted Hamilton City Council to further conserve water by moving to Alert Level 2.
December 8, 2017

Heroes & Heroines Children's Activity and Picnic Festival

After the sold-out Waikato Cherry Tree Festival, NZ Pure Tour is back with a new event: Heroes & heroines children’s activity and picnic festival.
December 6, 2017

Selfie-service: Man cooks Waffle House meal as worker sleeps

When a man found the only worker at an empty South Carolina Waffle House asleep, he took his meal into his own hands.
December 4, 2017

Water restrictions already in place in Waikato as use surges

There has been thunder and some heavy rain in Waikato this week but the district including Hamilton city and neighbouring Waipa are now on a water alert level 1.
November 30, 2017

Quote of the Day

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost
November 27, 2017

Enough Is Enough

Come along to ‘Enough is Enough’, a one day workshop to explore inspirational alternatives to the wealth, growth and consumption models of success.
November 26, 2017

Quote of the Day

"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual." - Henry David Thoreau
November 23, 2017

New Zealand Mixed Ultimate Championships 2017

Ever witnessed the grit and stamina of an Ultimate game? Now is your chance to see the best mixed teams from all over New Zealand compete for the 2017 title.
November 22, 2017

Associate Transport Minister Genter calls for urgent review of road toll

Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter has called an urgent meeting of officials after the road toll in the year-to-date eclipsed the the total for 2016.
November 20, 2017

Otorohanga Christmas Craft Market

The annual Otorohanga Christmas Craft Market with craft and food stalls on the Village Green and up and down the footpath of Maniapoto Street Otorohanga.
November 16, 2017

A second day of violent thunderstorms to rock the North Island

A second day of dramatic and potentially deadly thunderstorms may be in store for the top half of the North Island.
November 14, 2017

Quote of the Day

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton
November 12, 2017

National award for local carpenter Vincent Hubbard

Vincent Hubbard from Hamilton has been named the country's top carpentry apprentice, taking out the title of Registered Master Builders Carters 2017 Apprentice of the Year at this year's national competition.
November 9, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased." - John Steinbeck
November 8, 2017

Craft Extravaganza NZ 2017

Showcasing the love of handmade crafts, upcycled crafts and creations. There will also be baking/food stalls on the day.
November 6, 2017

Quote of the Day

"It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts." - Will Rogers
November 2, 2017

Te Awa Lakes info session planned

The Perry Group will hold a public information session on-site at its proposed Te Awa Lakes development location, as the company moves through two separate consent processes seeking permission to begin construction.
November 2, 2017

Community Light Party

Crossroads Church Mangatangi is hosting Light Party 2017! - A Positive Alternative to Halloween and free family event.
October 29, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Where is all the knowledge we lost with information?" - T. S. Eliot
October 26, 2017

Local Focus: Historic youth hostel under threat

For the last 46 years, the Wildish family have spent their holidays at the Opoutere Youth Hostel, 15 minutes north of Whangamata on the Coromandel Peninsula.
October 25, 2017

Waikato Agricultural & Pastoral Show

The Waikato A&P Show is an iconic event held over 3 days at the Claudelands Events Centre, in Hamilton.
October 23, 2017

Hamilton City Council: Have a say on waste plans

Hamilton City Council's proposed plan to manage and reduce rubbish in the city will be open for public feedback from Monday 9 October.
October 19, 2017

St Andrews Craft Fair

St Andrews Giant & Craft Fair has been held twice a year since 1996 on the grounds of the iconic St Andrews Church Cambridge. The Fair is always held Anniversary Day and Labour Day.
October 17, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much." - Blaise Pascal
October 15, 2017

Bus stops' new real-time signs

Hamilton is trialling a new type of real-time graphic display signs so passengers know exactly how far away their bus is.
October 12, 2017

Quote of the Day

"The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention." - John Burroughs
October 11, 2017

Gourmet in the Gardens

With the arrival of the start of daylight savings, Gourmet in the Gardens are back! From mid-October until March 2018, the region’s best food trucks descend on the Hamilton Gardens to delight the punters eagerly awaiting tasty tucker on sunny Sunday afternoons.
October 9, 2017

Quote of the Day

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." - Milton Berle
October 5, 2017

Hamilton River Market

Set amongst the lovely trees beside the Waikato river every Sunday from 8am to 1pm you will find one of Hamilton's best-kept secrets.
October 4, 2017

New parking system hits the street on Monday

Drivers, be prepared for Hamilton City's new street parking system when you come into town from Monday.
October 2, 2017

Waikato Cherry Tree Festival

The first Waikato Cherry Tree Festival is on Sat 23 and Sun 24 September, 2017, 10am-3pm, those looking to experiencing it in the Waikato are invited.
September 21, 2017

ED overflow sent to private clinic as Waikato Hospital remains full

Waikato Hospital has sent 180 patients from its emergency department to a private Hamilton clinic in the past two-and-a-half weeks in an attempt to manage overcrowding.
September 19, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil." - J. Paul Getty
September 17, 2017

Garden Place concept makes progress

Hamilton City Council has given cautious approval to move to the next stage of a redesign of Garden Place, which could still cost ratepayers up to $3 million.
September 14, 2017

Quote of the Day

"The object of the superior man is truth." - Confucius
September 12, 2017

Eco Action Workshops

The Waikato Permaculture Collective are hosting three Saturdays in Spring.
September 10, 2017

Quote of the Day

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be." - Douglas Adams
September 7, 2017

New Zealand Motorhome, Caravan & Leisure Show

Motorhome and caravan enthusiasts will be right at home at the 2017 Motorhome & Caravan Show at Mystery Creek Events Centre from 15th – 17th September 2017.
September 6, 2017


Hog's Breath Cafe in Hamilton has closed after six years, leaving only one remaining franchise in New Zealand.
September 4, 2017

International Hobbit Day

To celebrate International Hobbit Day on the 22nd of September 2017, Hobbiton™ Movie Set will be holding a special event to commemorate the day.
August 31, 2017

Rocket Lab's 'stack test' in Waikato a success

Rocket Lab has carried out its first test of another launch, but not without causing a stir amongst Waikato locals.
August 30, 2017

'Humongous' rainfall stuns weather experts

A ''humongous'' amount of rain that fell in Tauranga last night has been labelled particularly unusual by weather experts.
August 28, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth." - Benjamin Disraeli
August 28, 2017

Hamilton approves Special Housing Areas

Hamilton City Council approved a Special Housing Areas policy on Thursday, but failed to include measures that would specifically address home affordability and social housing needs.
August 24, 2017

Quote of the Day

"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck." - Emma Goldman
August 23, 2017

Cambridge Half Marathon

Grab your running shoes and head to Cambridge on Sunday 27th August for the 2017 Cambridge Half Marathon.
August 21, 2017

Quote of the Day

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." - Mother Teresa
August 17, 2017

Curbside Cuisine

Come and join us for a changing food truck line up in Alexandra Street every Friday. Bring the kids and enjoy some late night shopping, in Te Awamutu. With buskers and the night lights, meet friends, grab a bite to eat ...
August 16, 2017

Heartbeat: Crime a concern as Huntly evolves

Today we start a new series called Heartbeat. Herald journalists went to small town New Zealand to talk to voters about their hopes, fears and dreams. Each day we visit a town beginning with one of the letters H, E, A, R and T. Today, Kirsty Johnston visits Huntly.
August 14, 2017

Bavarian Feast

Two Nights, of Entertainment Bavarian Style with NZ made German Beers & a Tantalising Bavarian style Buffet served by our waitresses in their traditional, Bavarian dirndl.
August 10, 2017

Rivers rising as North Island braces for heavy rain, gales

Rivers are already rising as the North Island braces for hours of heavy rain with a tropical-fuelled deluge sweeping across the country.
August 8, 2017

Quote of the Day

"When ambition ends, happiness begins." - Thomas Merton
August 6, 2017

Two new public sculptures approved for Hamilton

Work is progressing on two new public artworks for Hamilton after they received the blessing of the city council.
August 3, 2017

Quote of the Day

"I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best." - Oscar Wilde
August 2, 2017

Business Events Waikato Showcase

This tradeshow will provide access to a range of function, meeting and event facilities and suppliers to showcase a diverse range of business event products all under one roof.
July 31, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." - Lao Tzu
July 27, 2017

4Seasons River Run/Walk 5km or 10km: SOLD OUT

Enjoy the Waikato River while participating in our Winter fun run/walking event. We have a series of 4 events a year, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring.
July 26, 2017

Teacher shortage looming for Waikato too

Waikato schools are a couple of years away from having the same problems finding teachers currently experienced in Auckland, according to Waikato Principals' Association president Hamish Fenemor.
July 24, 2017

Winter Fibre Festival

Hamilton Creative Fibre Winter Festival is an opportunity for the club to showcase the many things possible with today's fibre. From spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet and felting.
July 20, 2017

Delay in calling an ambulance could mean death

The Heart Foundation is calling on Kiwis to put aside their concerns about 'wasting time' and dial 111 immediately if they suspect they or another person is having a heart attack.
July 18, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
July 16, 2017

Desperate need for social housing in Hamilton

Hamilton social help organisations are in desperate need of affordable rental accommodation and are calling on the Hamilton City Council to re-invest some of the money from the sale of the city's pensioner villages in social housing.
July 13, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world." - George Bernard Shaw
July 12, 2017

The Wiggles: Wiggle Around New Zealand

Arguably the world’s favourite children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles will perform their brand-new show, complete with Wiggle dancers, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus.
July 10, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died." - Erma Bombeck
July 6, 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.
July 4, 2017

Waikato River plans for promenades and signage adopted

New promenades along the Waikato River in Hamilton have been given the go ahead.
July 2, 2017

Mum's & Bubs Group Exercise Class

A specialised class for pregnant and postnatal mothers to exercise with their child. Come and experience pregnancy exercise and postnatal exercise sessions with the best.
June 29, 2017

Bank heat off farmers as outlook improves

Pressure on farmers appears to be easing a little on the back of an improved farming outlook, according to Federated Farmers' latest Banking Survey undertaken in May by Research First.
June 28, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level." - Joyce Brothers
June 26, 2017

Speed limit option has council concerned

Concern for the safety of road users in Hamilton has led city councillors to make a submission to the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) about setting of speed limits.
June 22, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Berthold Auerbach
June 20, 2017

Cambridge Creative Fibre Annual Exhibition

Cambridge Creative Fibre Club's Annual Exhibition - Golden Anniversary Year.
June 18, 2017

Quote of the Day!

"The future has a way of arriving unannounced." - George Will
June 15, 2017

Matariki Events

Matariki is known as the Maori New Year and is marked by the rising of the cluster of stars named Pleiades. Matariki is a time of sharing and celebration. Check out the range of 2017 Matariki events on in the Hamilton & Waikato region.
June 14, 2017

Watch NZH Local Focus: Health warning for Lake Ngaroto

Waikato District Health Board has issued a warning for Lake Ngaroto - near Te Awamutu - after tests found a dangerous toxin, cyanobacterium in the water.
June 12, 2017

Fibre Connecting People

Every material culture since humans started creating clothing has developed their own significant set of symbols.
June 8, 2017

RBNZ says debt limit of five times income would cut risk of housing crash

The Reserve Bank says setting a limit on home mortgages of more than five times buyers' income would make an appropriate addition to the macro-prudential toolkit it could call on to prevent a housing market crash.
June 7, 2017

Quote of the Day!

"Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent." - Napoleon Bonaparte
June 5, 2017

Education support staff concerned for jobs

Education support staff picketed Hamilton West MP Tim Macindoe's office on Friday last week to express their disappointment that they have yet to receive an offer of a pay rise.
June 1, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Give light and people will find the way." - Ella Baker
May 31, 2017

Living Well - 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 28, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects." - Will Rogers
May 25, 2017

Quote of the Day

"When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness." - Tecumseh
May 25, 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 23, 2017

Fraudster bankrupted for a third time prompts warning from Official Assignee

A man with a long legal history of faking documents, not paying tax and theft and fraud, has been made bankrupt for a third time.
May 21, 2017

Awesome comments for Osten Cafe

"Have had 3 Lattes so far and they are all great. Have been looking for a new place to get a great coffee and this is it. Keep up the good work!" -Chris
March 30, 2017

Awesome comments for Central Rent-A-Fence

"Central Rent-A-Fence provided the many metres of fencing required for the Nightglow and at Innes Common. They provided excellent communication, service and an overall end result and we look forward to working with them again." - Michele
March 6, 2017

Great feedback for Steen & Morrow Betta Electrical

"The ANZAC Day Organising Committee, of the Cambridge Community Board (and me in particular), greatly appreciated your work at the Cambridge Town Hall during the set up for the ANZAC Day services. It was certainly the easiest course of action to have you on hand otherwise it would have been difficult and problematic to rectify, given that it was a Sunday and part of a long weekend. We really appreciate you going out of your way to solve the problems. These matters have been brought to the attention of the Cambridge iSite and Council Property staff. Once again, many thanks!" - Noelene
January 31, 2017

Good things being said about McCanns Mowing

"Goodwood School has been using the services of McCanns Mowing for more than 10 years and we continue to do so today. We have been very happy with the service provided and have always found the staff to be of a high calibre providing an excellent standard of work. They have been very reliable and efficient and have always been willing to accommodate the needs of our school." We would certainly recommend them if you are requiring mowing services." Jack
January 12, 2017

Soundsplash Music Festival

Soundsplash is a three day summer festival of music, freedom and expression, held in the Wainui reserve in Raglan from 20th - 22nd January 2017.
January 5, 2017

Webster to undergo surgery; out for season

New Zealand Breakers guard Corey Webster is worried about his playing future after choosing end his NBL season and undergo surgery on a troublesome hip injury.
January 4, 2017

Quote of the Day

You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.
January 3, 2017

Watch NZH Local Focus: Plea for better kindy funding in Hamilton

Early childhood education providers are feeling the pinch, and are blaming the government for a lack of funding to support their increasing day-to-day operational costs.
December 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents.
December 20, 2016

Pirongia Boxing Day Races

Every Boxing Day, New Zealand’s oldest racing club, the Alexandra Racing Club, plays host to the Pirongia Boxing Day Races.
December 19, 2016

Bob Marley Exhibition

The Waikato Museums newest exhibition will host a collection of photographs and prints documenting the life of Bob Marley from 17 December 2016 – 2 April 2017.
December 15, 2016

Quote of the Day

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
December 14, 2016

Bill English to be confirmed as new Prime Minister

More than 14 years after he failed in a tilt to become the country's leader, Bill English is poised to become New Zealand's 39th prime minister.
December 11, 2016

Quote of the Day

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.
December 8, 2016

Skycity Hamilton Waikato Cup

Join us for Waikato's Race Day - the Skycity Hamilton Waikato Cup, featuring the GR II Cal Isuzu Stakes, GR III Skycity Hamilton Waikato Cup and the listed J Swap Contractors Sprint.
December 7, 2016

Finding natural solutions for wastewater treatment

In the midst of the various specialised structures that make up the Pukete Wastewater Treatment Plant lies a small, yet significant, scientific experiment.
December 6, 2016

Quake laws pass final stages

Emergency earthquake legislation has been passed by parliament.
November 30, 2016

Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic

New Zealand’s longest river, the Waikato, is the perfect setting for two days of adrenalin-charged racing that is the "Bridge to Bridge". High-speed boats, remarkable skill and extraordinary endurance are all on show during the country’s largest water-ski racing event from 2nd - 4th December 2016.
November 28, 2016

Quote of the Day

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
November 27, 2016

Mayor's District Plan appeal costs ratepayers $500,000

It has cost Hamilton City Council $500,000 to fight an appeal to the District Plan brought by mayor Andrew King's family trust.
November 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.
November 22, 2016

TriMaori Festival

The Tri Maori Festival challenges Maori & the wider community to get the entire whanau (family) active and celebrate healthy living.
November 20, 2016

Quote of the Day

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
November 17, 2016

TriMaori Festival

The Tri Maori Festival challenges Maori & the wider community to get the entire whanau (family) active and celebrate healthy living.
November 16, 2016

Latest quake raises chances of 'worst-case scenario'

New Zealand's latest big earthquake has raised the prospect of a "worst case scenario" and a far more powerful shake.
November 14, 2016

Another excellent review for The Denture Studio

"From The Denture Studio I got dentures that are attractive, well constructed and a very good fit. Great care was taken to match colour and shape of teeth, to ensure a natural look. Excellent 'after sales' service. I unreservedly recommend the work of Derryn." - Joy R
November 11, 2016

Round the Bridges

Hamilton & Waikato’s annual Round the Bridges run is set to hit the pavement again this November, taking place on Sunday 13th, along the banks of the Waikato River.
November 11, 2016

Quote of the Day

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
November 8, 2016

Posh Nosh for fundraiser

A fundraiser for Kaivolution, Hamilton's successful food rescue organisation, will be held on Friday, November 11 in the Wintec Atrium.
November 6, 2016

Quote of the Day

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
November 3, 2016

Sudden death at Auckland Sky Tower

A person has died at the Auckland Sky Tower on Wednesday afternoon.
November 2, 2016

Fireworks Displays

When it comes to Guy Fawkes and Fireworks displays the Hamilton & Waikato region has a few hidden sparklers that would rival some of the best, and are perfect for the entire family.
November 1, 2016

Quote of the Day

The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up.
October 26, 2016

Hamilton Gardens Scarecrow Festival

Whether you are designing a scarecrow to be involved in the events, or just heading along to check out the creative entries, the Hamilton Gardens Scarecrow Festival is a great family friendly activity.
October 25, 2016

Help for families in need

Hamilton's needy and underprivileged will soon receive more help, as the Society of St Vincent de Paul teams up with local McDonalds franchisees Debi and Mark Rush.
October 24, 2016

Gourmet in the Gardens

Enjoy food from around the globe at the popular Gourmet in the Gardens food market, every Sunday from 16th October 2016 – 26 March 2017.
October 20, 2016

NZ likely to hit 5 million by 2020: Stats

New Zealand's population is likely to hit more than five million within a little over three years.
October 18, 2016

Quote of the Day

A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself.
October 16, 2016

Watch NZH Local Focus: Elderly don't 'sit in a corner and dribble'

At 98 years old, Hamilton resident Dorris Ratcliffe is busier than ever with a daily schedule that would overwhelm most young people.
October 13, 2016

Quote of the Day

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
October 12, 2016


The annual Equidays event will showcase all aspects of the equine industry, business and recreation at Mystery Creek Events Centre from 14 - 16 October 2016.
October 10, 2016

Waikato Home & Garden Show

The annual Waikato Home & Garden Show will once again attract homeowners, ‘DIYers’, gardeners and renovators to Claudelands Events Centre from the 6th – 9th of October 2016.
October 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

The best vision is insight.
October 3, 2016

New scheme to help prisoners find work

The government is putting more than $15 million into a scheme aimed at helping prisoners into work when they're released.
October 2, 2016

Quote of the Day

The best revenge is massive success.
September 29, 2016

Ferment Fest

Celebrate the Hamilton & Waikato region's beer and cheese makers at the inaugural Ferment Fest event at SKYCITY Hamilton on Saturday 1st October 2016.
September 28, 2016

Watch NZH Local Focus: Vegetable supplies at risk under ‘Healthy Rivers’ plan

Regional vegetable supplies could be at risk under the Waikato Regional Councils ‘Healthy Rivers’ plan according to vegetable growers in Northern Waikato. Made with funding from NZ on Air
September 27, 2016

Pirongia Craft Day

The annual Pirongia Craft Day Market is being held on Sunday 25th September 2016. Pirongia’s main street is closed off and becomes a hive of activity on market day, with everything from local arts and crafts to plants, preserves and food – all proudly NZ made.
September 22, 2016

Auckland tops New Zealand's universities in Times list

Auckland University has made it a hat-trick by being ranked the leading New Zealand university in Times Higher Education's world rankings.
September 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.
September 19, 2016

Teachers meet on funding proposal

Almost 3000 teachers and support staff from early childhood through to secondary school education packed out Claudelands Arena on Monday to discuss and vote on a Government proposal on the Funding Review of the education sector.
September 15, 2016

More positive comments for Central Rent-A-Fence

"Central Rent-A-Fence provided the many metres of fencing required for the Nightglow and at Innes Common. They provided excellent communication, service and an overall end result and we look forward to working with them again in 2011. " Thanks, Michele
September 15, 2016

Quote of the Day

I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
September 13, 2016

Camper Care NZ Motorhome, Caravan & Leisure Show

Motorhome and caravan enthusiasts will be right at home at the 2016 Motorhome & Caravan Show at Mystery Creek Events Centre from 16th – 18th September 2016.
September 11, 2016

Quote of the Day

The best is the enemy of the good.
September 7, 2016

NZ International Film Festival

The New Zealand International Film Festival will showcase an array of world- class films to Hamilton & Waikato audiences from 17 August – 11 September 2016.
September 6, 2016

Another big quake could hit East Cape: Geonet

A bigger follow-up to a magnitude 7.1 quake in the East Cape is unlikely, but it can't be ruled out, Geonet says.
September 5, 2016

Country Calendar: 50 Golden Years

Country Calendar, New Zealand’s longest running television series, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an exhibition at Waikato Museum from 11 June – 11 September.
September 1, 2016

Quote of the Day

It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
August 30, 2016

Residents unhappy with new rates for skeleton bus service

A new skeleton bus service in Flagstaff North has left some residents seething after they were slapped with an additional rate averaging $155 per household because their property was within 800m of the route.
August 29, 2016

Good things being said about Leamington Motel

"We stayed here to get to Karapiro easily. The room was clean and suitable accomodation for our needs. We were welcomed with a friendly greeting. There are some shops just a walk away from the Motel to pick up a few needs. There is good easy access to get to the Cambridge town centre where there are some nice eating places." - Rachael
August 25, 2016

Cambridge Half Marathon

Grab your running shoes and head to Cambridge on Sunday 28th August for the 2016 Cambridge Half Marathon.
August 24, 2016

'Flying bum' takes to the skies

The world’s biggest aircraft has taken to the skies for a successful maiden voyage - its first since being revamped in Britain.
August 23, 2016

Quote of the Day

I went to a motivational training course once, a course of self-discovery, and I found out after a week that my fear - it was not a fear of not being accepted - was a very violent fear of failure.
August 21, 2016

Last week of winter will be 'wet, windy and wild'

It's likely to be another cracker of a day for much of the country, but Niwa is predicting next week will get a bit wild.
August 18, 2016

Quote of the Day

Religious speech is extreme, emotional, and motivational. It is anti-literal, relying on metaphor, allusion, and other rhetorical devices, and it assumes knowledge within a community of believers.
August 16, 2016

Trail Trilogy Fun Run & Walk Series

The Trail Trilogy Fun Run & Walk Series is on from 14th August – 18 Sep, with three great events to take part in.
August 15, 2016

Some great feedback for Seddon Portrait House

"Seddon Portrait House captured our first professional family photos and we were amazed at the results. Not only did they provide a lovely warm atmosphere but a safe environment so that my husband and I could freely express ourselves without barriers (husband is Deaf and I am hearing impaired). They were very patient with my shy 2 year old son who wouldn't spill a smile. The final product was like Christmas, opening presents and once revealed I was overwhelmed that I nearly shed tears. They produced some fantastic images that truly represented us as a family. Rebecca and the team are exceptional and I highly recommend them. Thank so much Rebecca, we will always remember our experience with your team. We would like to say a big Thank you to all the team at Seddon Portrait House for our beautiful portraits they are absolutely perfect. The whole team was so professional, but also very fun and friendly. 
Going into the photo shoot we were extremely nervous, but the photographer was great, so professional, energetic and built a great relationship with us throughout our photo shoot which was very calming and made the whole experience enjoyable and easy. 
Choosing the photo we wanted was probably the hardest part, there were so many we liked, so we ended up getting not just the one but five. 
When the photos came back all framed and the finished product we were blown away, they looked absolutely amazing. The whole team have done a perfect job.
 The whole experience was fun, and exciting, with perfect results. We could not have asked for a better result.
 We would most definitely like to get more photos done in the future.
" - Frank and Trish
August 15, 2016

Disney on Ice

Enter the enchanting world of Disney with your family from 10th – 14th August with Disney on Ice: Magical Ice Festival live at Claudelands Arena, Hamilton.
August 10, 2016

Quote of the Day

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
August 8, 2016

Auckland masterplan gets thumbs up

Auckland Council staff have given a thumbs up to the bulk of the proposed masterplan for the city's future planning, but they've also rejected a raft of suggestions, including scrapping minimum homes sizes
August 7, 2016

Another excellent review for Earthstead Villas

"Thank you once again for having us, we stayed back in 2014 with you in the Earth House. This time round with my daughter and rowing partner. So cosy, beautiful linen on the beds and generous breakfast. You are both little pots of very special Gold." - Maria and Kevin
August 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.
August 3, 2016

House values hit $600k across NZ - Auckland nears $1m

New Zealand house values have just exceeded $600,000 for the first time while Auckland values climbed towards $1 million.
August 2, 2016

Brick Man Experience

The only certified LEGO® professional in the Southern Hemisphere, Ryan McNaught, brings his impressive collection of LEGO® works to Hamilton’s Claudelands Arena from 29 July – 14 August 2016.
August 1, 2016

Four hurt in Dannevirke school bus crash

Four children have been hurt after their school bus crashed into a power pole amid blustery winds near Dannevirke.
July 28, 2016

Quote of the Day

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.
July 26, 2016

Karioi Classic Cycle Ride

Take in Raglan's stunning vistas of farmland and ocean while conquering the Karioi Classic. Challenge yourself on this mountain bike race over a rich and varied landscape, encountering windy tracks, hilly slopes and gravel roads, on Sunday 31 July.
July 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
July 20, 2016

Okoroire Mid-winter Fun Ride

Brave the frosty winter morning and get your heart pumping with the Okoroire Mid-Winter Fun Ride.
July 19, 2016

Firefighters battle house fire near Ngaruawahia

There have been no reported injuries at a house fire in Waikato.
July 18, 2016

More positive comments for A1 Portable Cabins

"Mike was awesome with the placement, its a great setup for placing exactly where you want." - Dave and Karen
July 17, 2016

Embassy checking on Kiwis in Nice

The New Zealand Embassy in Paris is working to find out if any Kiwis have been caught up in the Bastille Day attack in the French Riviera city of Nice
July 14, 2016

Quote of the Day

I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
July 11, 2016

The Wiggles: Wiggle Town Tour

The Wiggles are bringing their Wiggle Town Tour to Hamilton’s Claudelands Arena on Sunday 17th July to celebrate their 25th birthday.
July 10, 2016

Waikato school closed after 'physical threat'

A Waikato school has been abruptly closed for the day today after receiving what is understood to be a bomb threat.
July 7, 2016

Quote of the Day

If you don't ask, you don't get.
July 6, 2016

Waikato Baby Expo

From bump top birth and beyond, the Waikato Baby Expo provides everything you need for your new addition on Saturday 9th July 2016.
July 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

The more things you do, the more you can do.
June 30, 2016

Great feedback for Grayling Builders

"Marcus Grayling builders tendered successfully to carry out a renovation and extension of our home in Hamilton. The focal point of the work was a new kitchen and family living area. Our home is a heritage building of approximately 140 years of age and there were a number of challenges in completing the work and ensuring that the outcome “kept faith” with the character of the house and met the standards required by the Historic Places Trust and local authorities. We were delighted with the work that Marcus and his team completed. His onsite team were extremely professional and pleasant to have around the house. Marcus was very involved directly in the project and any issues that arose that needed our input were signalled in advance so as to ensure we could consider decisions before any pressure to make a final call." The outcome of the work well and truly met our expectations, on time and on budget, and we now have a modern home in a heritage building. Jill and John
June 30, 2016

Magic Home Games

The 2016 ANZ Championship will see the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic Netball team take on the Mystics, Tactix, Firebirds and Thunderbirds at Claudelands Arena in Hamilton throughout May and June.
June 29, 2016

Christo fans told rain may prevent walking on water

Fans of renowned artist Christo faced disappointment for a second day Sunday after his latest work in northern Italy was partly closed by rain.
June 27, 2016

Waikato Wedding Expo

Planning your upcoming nuptials? Then head along to the 2016 Waikato Wedding Expo at the Hamilton Gardens on Sunday 26th June.
June 23, 2016

Quote of the Day

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
June 21, 2016

Tough times prove good for Fieldays

Near-record crowds flocked to Fieldays near Hamilton, making it one of the biggest years in the event's history.
June 19, 2016

Another excellent review for Millys Maid Services Ltd

"We recently got Milly's Maids to clean our house once we moved out. We can't praise them enough, they were very thorough, even did a couple of jobs above and beyond what I had asked of them (because I hadn't thought of it). Good to see that they used their initiative. Milly's Maids were professional, hard working and extra points for the chocolates they left us! You won't regret using the services of Milly's Maids, we would definitely use them again." - S. Stack
June 16, 2016

Quote of the Day

Who seeks shall find.
June 15, 2016

National Agricultural Fieldays

The National Agricultural Fieldays is the largest agricultural event in the Southern Hemisphere, with more than 1,000 exhibitors across 40 hectares, making it Australasia’s definitive agri-business event.
June 14, 2016

Kangaroo attacks two Clare Valley cyclists

Two women have been attacked by a kangaroo while cycling in South Australia's Clare Valley.
June 13, 2016

Quote of the Day

Hitch your wagon to a star.
June 7, 2016

National Agricultural Fieldays

The National Agricultural Fieldays is the largest agricultural event in the Southern Hemisphere, with more than 1,000 exhibitors across 40 hectares, making it Australasia’s definitive agri-business event.
June 5, 2016

Awesome comments for Cambridge Excavators

"Just came home from work, and your guys have done an awesome job. Please pass on my regards to the team." - Dave
June 2, 2016

Magic Home Games

The 2016 ANZ Championship will see the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic Netball team take on the Mystics, Tactix, Firebirds and Thunderbirds at Claudelands Arena in Hamilton throughout May and June.
June 1, 2016

Explosions heard in Hamilton fire

Exploding televisions and toxic smelling fumes greeted firefighters at a blaze in Hamilton's industrial hub this afternoon.
May 31, 2016

Quote of the Day

Know or listen to those who know.
May 30, 2016

Quote of the Day

Go big or go home. Because it's true. What do you have to lose?
May 26, 2016

2degrees Comedy Convoy

The 2016 NZ International Comedy Festival brings the 2degrees Comedy Convoy to Claudelands in Hamilton this May for an evening of side splitting entertainment.
May 24, 2016

World's oldest cat, Scooter, dead at 30

A Siamese cat recently cited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest living cat did not live to enjoy the title.
May 22, 2016

Another excellent review for Riverlea Group Ltd

I recently purchased and assembled a Duratuf KL2 shed. Overall we found the build to be straight forward, easy and even fun. The packaging was strong with all contents as expected (there is nothing worse than one missing part). The instructions were very good with pictures and easy to understand text. The shed itself is well designed, strong, functional and looks good. garden best best The after sales support is also very helpful. Highly recommended. Regards, David B
May 19, 2016

Quote of the Day

Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
May 18, 2016

Magic Home Games

The 2016 ANZ Championship will see the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic Netball team take on the Mystics, Tactix, Firebirds and Thunderbirds at Claudelands Arena in Hamilton throughout May and June.
May 16, 2016

Kiwi buys half The Base - Tainui says no to full sale

Kiwi Property will buy 50 percent of The Base after Waikato-Tainui turned down the property investor's proposal to buy all of the shopping centre at Te Rapa, Hamilton.
May 15, 2016

Women’s Lifestyle Expo

Leave the lads at home and grab your girls for a great day of beauty, fashion, cuisine and gossip at the 2016 Women’s Lifestyle Expo at Claudelands Arena in Hamilton this May.
May 12, 2016

Some great feedback for Central Rent-A-Fence

Central Rent-A-Fence provided the many metres of fencing required for the Nightglow and at Innes Common. They provided excellent communication, service and an overall end result and we look forward to working with them again in 2011. Michele
May 12, 2016

Quote of the Day

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
May 11, 2016

Selfie gone wrong fells 126-year-old statue of Portuguese king

A young man's attempt to take a selfie snapshot with the statue of a 16th century Portuguese king ended badly when the 126-year-old statue crashed to the ground and shattered, police said on Wednesday.
May 10, 2016

Quote of the Day

Either I will find a way, or I will make one.
May 5, 2016

Hamilton lifestyle properties transforming into residential subdivision

A Hamilton property with potential to carve up the large backyard into more than half a dozen residential sections is going under the hammer.
May 4, 2016

Women’s Lifestyle Expo

Leave the lads at home and grab your girls for a great day of beauty, fashion, cuisine and gossip at the 2016 Women’s Lifestyle Expo at Claudelands Arena in Hamilton this May.
May 4, 2016

Dutch 'horror dentist' sent to jail for eight years in France

A Dutchman dubbed the 'horror dentist' by French media was sentenced to eight years in jail on Tuesday for mutilating patients' mouths and defrauding social security services.
April 26, 2016

Quote of the Day

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
April 25, 2016

Waitomo Trail Run

The inaugural Waitomo Trail Run, the Hamilton & Waikato’s newest sporting event, is set to take place in the iconic Waitomo Caves area on Saturday 30th April.
April 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
April 21, 2016

The Great NZ Food Show

The Great NZ Food Show returns to Mystery Creek Events Centre from 30th April – 1st May 2016 for a weekend of culinary delights.
April 20, 2016

Browsers Bookshop on the move

After 20 years in the same location Browsers Bookshop is moving, but Hamiltonians need not worry, with the new premise already picked out in the new Riverbank Lane development.
April 18, 2016

Marine drone finds 'monster' in Loch Ness - but it's not what you'd expect

A high-tech marine drone scouring the depths of Scotland's Loch Ness for one of nature's most elusive beasts has found a "monster" - but not the one it was looking for.
April 13, 2016

Quote of the Day

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
April 12, 2016

Rip Curl Pro Raglan

NZ’s richest domestic surfing event, the Rip Curl Pro, kicks off at one of the countries iconic surfing destinations, Manu Bay in Raglan, on Friday 15th April.
April 10, 2016

Cambridge Autumn Festival

The annual Cambridge Autumn Festival celebrates the performance and visual arts from the 7th – 17th April.
April 5, 2016

Party people, we're coming to New Zealand

It's not quite Jamaica, but New Zealanders can enjoy a pre-summer holiday with the Vengaboys in Takapuna and Hamilton this October.
April 4, 2016

The Great NZ Muster

In in the best Kiwi tradition, each year Te Kuiti puts on a show with the Great New Zealand Muster, celebrating its unofficial status as shearing capital of the world.
March 30, 2016

Quote of the Day

Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
March 29, 2016

Seattle's famously stubborn #ManInTree charged with mischief, assault

A man who refused for 25 hours to climb down from the canopy of a giant sequoia in downtown Seattle was charged on Monday with malicious mischief and assault over his treetop standoff, which drew national headlines and created a sensation on social media.
March 28, 2016

Balloons Over Waikato

From 16th – 20th of March 2016 anyone looking skyward in the Hamilton & Waikato region is likely to be rewarded with the sight of brightly coloured hot-air balloons floating overhead. Big ones, bright ones, crazily shaped ones – they’re all there putting on a magnificent show.
March 17, 2016

Quote of the Day

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
March 9, 2016

Hamilton Fringe Festival

Described as a festival of creative expression, the 2016 Hamilton Fringe Festival takes place from 3rd – 14th March.
March 8, 2016

Good year for deaths drives profit rise for British funeral firm

A sharp increase in the number of deaths in Britain in 2015 compared with the previous year helped funeral services firm Dignity post a 16-percent profit increase, the firm said on Wednesday.
March 2, 2016

Quote of the Day

The authentic self is the soul made visible.
March 1, 2016

Da Vinci Mechanics

Replicas of some of Leonardo da Vinci’s brilliant creations and concepts, devised more than 500 years ago, are on show at the Waikato Museum from 27th February – 29th May 2016.
February 29, 2016

Quote of the Day

I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.
February 25, 2016

Mysterious high-pitched tone keeps Oregon residents up at night

An unexplained high-pitched tone has kept residents of a Portland suburb awake at night for at least a week, confounding the best efforts of police and firefighters to pinpoint its source, officials in the community said on Monday.
February 23, 2016

Brian Perry Classic

One of New Zealand’s richest Pro-Am tournaments, The Brian Perry Classic is held annually in the Hamilton & Waikato region - home to a number of top golf courses and some of the country’s elite golfers.
February 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

Light tomorrow with today!
February 17, 2016

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival

Enjoy the unique splendour of over 70 acts, performances and events in the spectacular Hamilton Gardens for the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival.
February 16, 2016

Hospice needs help

Hospice Waikato is sending out a call for new volunteers in their retail stores after a 20 per cent increase in sales last year led to a demand for a more volunteers.
February 15, 2016

Tae Maori Colour Run

The TaeMaori Colour Run is al all ages fun family event, held at Claudelands Park in Hamilton on Saturday 13th February 2016.
February 11, 2016

Quote of the Day

There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.
February 9, 2016

Cars parked on thin ice get icy bath in Wisconsin

Call it the polar bear plunge for cars and trucks.
February 7, 2016

Quote of the Day

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
February 4, 2016

International Polo Day

An eventful afternoon of polo is held each year in Kihikihi to celebrate International Polo Day on Saturday 6th February.
February 3, 2016

Students to pay for parking

Waikato University students and staff alike will return in mid-February to find every one of the University's 3000 carparks have become paid parks.
February 1, 2016

Quote of the Day

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.
January 28, 2016

From heatwave to violent storms: New Zealand's mad weather

Get out the umbrellas and your summer raincoat as a cool change is set to bring severe thunderstorms to much of the North Island today.
January 26, 2016

Festival One

After cementing itself on the summer music festival scene in 2015, Festival One is back for 2016, hitting the stage at Mystery Creek Event Centre from 29th January – 1st February.
January 24, 2016

New Zealand Motor Cup

The premier motor-sport series returns to Hampton Downs Motorsport Park for the New Zealand Motor Cup from 29th – 31st January 2016.
January 19, 2016

Quote of the Day

Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know, I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that, if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams, it will transcend them.
January 18, 2016

Obama weighs in on viral 'dog pants' debate, settles argument once and for all

Several important political and economic concerns were addressed in the YouTube interview with President Obama on Friday, but one debate was finally settled: Obama established the proper shape of dog pants.
January 17, 2016

ENZED 2016 UIM Jetsprint World Championship

Round 1 of the ENZED 2016 UIM Jetsprint World Championship is on at the Meremere Sprint Bowl, North Waikato on Sunday 24th January 2016.
January 14, 2016

Raglan's weekend of arts

Inspiring art and tasty food are on the menu over Anniversary Weekend at the Raglan Arts Weekend and Little Food Fest.
January 13, 2016

Quote of the Day

A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.
January 12, 2016

Violinist leaves $2.6 million Stradivarius on German train

An American violinist who left her $2.6 million 1727 Stradivarius in the luggage rack on a regional train in western Germany was "more than relieved", police said, when officers retrieved it one minute before it left the station.
January 7, 2016

Soundsplash Music Festival

Soundsplash is a three day summer festival of music, freedom and expression, held in the Wainui reserve in Raglan from 8th – 10th January 2016.
January 5, 2016

Intervening drivers saving lives - police

Concerned motorists dobbing in dangerous drivers almost certainly saved lives on the roads last weekend, Waikato police say.
January 3, 2016

Quote of the Day

Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help.
December 21, 2015

German church hosts galactic service to celebrate Star Wars release

Children carried toy lightsabers to a church in Berlin and some of the congregation dressed up as Darth Vader on Sunday to mark the release of the new Star Wars movie with a service on Sunday.
December 21, 2015

International Cricket

The ANZ International Series will see Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Australia come up against the BLACKCAPS at Seddon Park this summer.
December 20, 2015

Quote of the Day

A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.
December 18, 2015

Christmas Events

The Hamilton & Waikato Region is getting into the festive spirit with a variety of Christmas events happening throughout the region. Check out the events below listed by city or town. From Christmas parades to light displays, markets, carols and of course Santa – there is an event for all ages.
December 16, 2015

Sense of community key to St John functioning

There are few organisations where it is more important to have an effective team and quick response than among our emergency services, and none rely so heavily on volunteers as St John Ambulance service.
December 14, 2015

Christmas Events

The Hamilton & Waikato Region is getting into the festive spirit with a variety of Christmas events happening throughout the region. Check out the events below listed by city or town. From Christmas parades to light displays, markets, carols and of course Santa – there is an event for all ages.
December 10, 2015

Quote of the Day

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
December 8, 2015

Students hold funeral after discovering model skeleton, Arthur, was actually a real skeleton

Students at an English high school have held a funeral for their classroom model skeleton after discovering it was in fact not a model and belonged to a real person.
December 6, 2015

Quote of the Day

The only journey is the one within.
December 2, 2015

UCI Track Cycling World Cup

The world’s best track cyclists will descend on the Hamilton & Waikato region for the UCI Track Cycling World Cup held at the Avantidrome, Cambridge from 4th – 6th December 2015.
December 1, 2015

Start young to pen that bestseller!

It is no small task having three books published by the age of 22, but it helps if you start writing the books when you are six.
November 30, 2015

Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic

New Zealand’s longest river, the Waikato, is the perfect setting for two days of adrenalin-charged racing that is the "Bridge to Bridge". High-speed boats, remarkable skill and extraordinary endurance are all on show during the country’s largest water-ski racing event from 27th – 29th November 2015.
November 26, 2015

Quote of the Day

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.
November 24, 2015

Texas police arrest suspect in 'Cookie Monster' armed robberies

Houston-area police have arrested a man dubbed the "Cookie Monster" robber who is suspected in holdups at more than 30 fast-food restaurants, often demanding that a cookie be handed over along with the cash, authorities said on Friday.
November 22, 2015

Quote of the Day

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
November 19, 2015

Kids sing up a storm for Toy Run

This year's The Hits Toy Run is just around the corner, and to mark its third year, local musicians have come up with a catchy theme song that epitomises the concept behind the event.
November 18, 2015

TriMaori Festival

The Tri Maori Festival challenges Maori & the wider community to get the entire whanau (family) active and celebrate healthy living.
November 16, 2015

Quote of the Day

With self-discipline most anything is possible.
November 11, 2015

Hunt for Nazi treasure train takes a hit

Heavy rain has put a damper on moves by experts to begin inspecting the mysterious site in Poland of a fabled Nazi train that may contain looted 'Nazi' treasure.
November 10, 2015

Arts fest marks church centenary

One of Hamilton's most iconic buildings, the cathedral on top of the hill on Victoria St south, is celebrating its centenary this year with a series of special events. The first of these is a Centenary Arts Festival on November 21 and 22.
November 8, 2015

Quote of the Day

Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.
November 5, 2015

Armistice in Cambridge

The Mighty River Domain at Lake Karapiro will play host to the Armistice in Cambridge event on the 7th & 8th of November 2015.
November 2, 2015

'Warlock' slapped with restraining order in new Salem witch trial

A judge in Salem, Massachusetts, on Wednesday granted a self-proclaimed witch's request for a restraining order to keep a self-proclaimed warlock and business rival from harassing her.
November 1, 2015

Waikato A&P Show

The Waikato A & P Show is back for 2015, bringing together the livestock, rural competitions and traditional events linked to the region’s thriving rural sector.
October 28, 2015

Quote of the Day

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
October 27, 2015

Music therapy aids dementia sufferers

Before Vicki Jones' grandmother Esmee died in September, music was the only real method Vicki had to reach Esmee through the dementia that plagued her.
October 25, 2015

Quote of the Day

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
October 22, 2015

Waikato A&P Show

The Waikato A & P Show is back for 2015, bringing together the livestock, rural competitions and traditional events linked to the region’s thriving rural sector.
October 20, 2015

Manhunt under way for gunman in Florida 'Zombicon' fest

Police were searching Monday for a man who opened fire at a Florida weekend event celebrating zombie pop culture, killing one person, injuring six others and sending thousands of attendees scrambling for cover, according to a police spokesman.
October 19, 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 14, 2015

Anti-workplace bullying trust launched

A Hamilton-based anti-workplace bullying trust and associated website are about to be launched.
October 12, 2015

Kilwell Lower Waikato River Trout Contest

The Kilwell Lower Waikato River trout contest will be held for the 6th time , from Saturday 10th October to Sunday 18th October 2015 (9 days- 2 weekends included).
October 11, 2015

Australian car chase ends in Indian Ocean

A car chase in western Australian ended in the choppy waters of the Indian Ocean when a stolen car suspect drove the vehicle into the water to avoid the police.
October 8, 2015

Multi-million dollar Claudelands spend-up adds to deficit

Since Claudelands Event Centre opened in 2011 it has run at around a $10 million deficit per year, and with nearly $10 million worth of capital expenditure planned for the next seven years, the figure is not expected to drop.
October 6, 2015

Quote of the Day

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
October 4, 2015

Aroha Cruise In

Marvel at some of the country’s best classic cars as they line Te Aroha’s main street for the Aroha Cruise In from the 2nd – 4th October and enjoy the fun festivities of live music and entertainment.
October 1, 2015

Wisconsin refutes hoax that lawn ornaments counted in state deer tally

Wisconsin wildlife officials have taken to social media to refute a hoax letter that suggested they had mistakenly added deer lawn ornaments to the last two annual statewide deer tallies.
September 30, 2015

Mayors take questions on water report

The Mayors of Waipa, Hamilton and Waikato District Councils appeared alongside Waikato-Tainui chairman Rahui Papa at Water New Zealand's annual conference at the end of August to answer questions on an independent recommendation to create a company to collectively manage their water, including waste water.
September 28, 2015

Quote of the Day

The following Wednesday, I opted to go with Random House.
September 22, 2015

Waikato Home & Garden Show

The annual Waikato Home & Garden Show will once again attract homeowners, ‘DIYers’, gardeners and renovators to Claudelands Events Centre from the 1st – 4th of October 2015.
September 21, 2015

Activists: Tiger should not be put down

The fate of the tiger that killed Hamilton Zoo keeper Sam Kudeweh is unknown, but animal activists are saying the animal should not be put down.
September 20, 2015

Now you see it, now you don't: invisibility cloak nears reality

A cloak of invisibility may be common in science fiction but it is not so easy in the real world. New research suggests such a device may be moving closer to reality.
September 17, 2015

Quote of the Day

A rescue mission doesn't involve going in and just taking a child and leaving. You can't just choose any child at random. Every kid has a case that is based on that child's original family. So, we made it over to a village, found the child; we were interacting with the child.
September 16, 2015

Raglan Film Festival

The Raglan Film Festival will bring a mixture of international and local films to the Raglan big screen from 11 - 20 September, culminating in the annual Raglan Arts Film Festival (RAFFA) Awards.
September 15, 2015

Deb's ink helps women heal

A Hamilton woman has had more than her fair share of bad luck, but she's determined now to give something back to women who are going through what she has.
September 10, 2015

Arby's fires Florida manager after police officer joke goes 'awry'

Arby's sandwich chain fired a South Florida restaurant manager and suspended a clerk after an unfortunate police joke led to a complaint against staff at a drive-thru.
September 8, 2015

Quote of the Day

Really hairy backs on men turn me off. I'm not into the ape thing at all. Or beer bellies and flabby arms, either. Also, one random nose hair which is longer than the others... that's gross.
September 6, 2015

Hamilton Craft & Quilt Fair

The Craft & Quilt Fair will inspire even those new to the crafting world, with hundreds of new ideas. With seminar style workshops and classes running each day visitors to the fair can learn card making, scrapbooking, stamping, quilting, jewellery making, textile art techniques and more.
September 3, 2015

Odd ancient lizard-like reptile called earliest-known turtle

It was a creature that one scientist said resembled "a strange, gluttonous lizard that swallowed a small Frisbee."
September 2, 2015

Council removes Maori flag from statue

The Maori sovereignty flag was seen flying high over Victoria St this morning in the bronze hand of Gallipoli soldier and artist Horace "Sapper" Moore-Jones.
August 31, 2015

Quote of the Day

"The crest and crowning of all good, Life's final star, is brotherhood."
August 26, 2015

New Zealand International Film Festival

Every winter the NZ International Film Festival (NZIFF) brings the best and brightest of world cinema straight from the international circuit to the giant screens of New Zealand. NZIFF is run by charitable trust, NZ Film
August 23, 2015

Quote of the Day

This wretched brain gave way, and I became a wreck at random driven, without one glimpse of reason or heaven.
August 19, 2015

Music boosts winery rebuild

When Vilagrad Winery was gutted by fire on June 28, local musician Phil Walsh made it his mission to help raise money for the rebuild, and what better method, he reasoned, than with music?
August 18, 2015

California man seeks to legalize pet ferrets - even though they bite

Pat Wright loves his three ferrets - even though they do sometimes bite and he's had to replace the baseboards in part of his house after they urinated for years along the walls - and he really wants them to become legalized as pets in California.
August 17, 2015

Spark Festival

The annual Spark International Festival of Media, Arts & Design is once again bringing an entertaining and stimulating week of presentations, exhibitions and performances from leaders in the creative industries to the region.
August 13, 2015

Quote of the Day

The payoffs in showbiz seemed as random as a slot machine.
August 10, 2015

Taupiri teens tame contest Dragons

Taupiri Youth Group has won the top prize of $10,000 at the Community Waikato conference's Dragons' Den competition.
August 9, 2015

Country Music Awards New Zealand

The Country Music Awards New Zealand (CMANZ) will be strumming their way into Hamilton’s Founders Theatre on Saturday 8th August 2015.
August 5, 2015

Quote of the Day

It's a lot of random situations that combine in a certain volatile form and create a bigger-than- the-whole situation that nobody could have predicted.
August 4, 2015

NZ Idol teaching teens in new Hamilton role

Any New Zealander with access to television in 2004 will remember Ben Lummis - the country's first NZ Idol.
August 3, 2015

Mid-Winter Fun Ride Series

Brave the frosty mornings and get your heart pumping with the Mid-Winter Fun Ride series. Along with the Okoroire Mid-Winter Fun Ride, there are three other rides to take part in (Matamata, Cambridge and Tamahere) organised by Dynamo Events.
July 29, 2015

Quote of the Day

The beauty of democracy is that an average, random, unremarkable citizen can lead it.
July 27, 2015

Best-seller in town for book month

Best-selling author Robin Robilliard will be in Hamilton during the first week in August for two talks about her memoirs - Hard Country, a Golden Bay Life - and to offer advice to budding writers as part of Hamilton Book Month.
July 26, 2015

Natural History Museum's huge dinosaur skeleton to go on tour

The Natural History Museum's famous cast of a Diplodocus skeleton – affectionately known as Dippy – is to be sent on a tour of Britain.
July 23, 2015

Alan Davies: Little Victories Tour

Lauded comedian Alan Davies presents his ‘Little Victories’ tour live at Founder Theatre on Thursday 23rd July.
July 21, 2015

Visit sparks school story

The kids of Room 14 at Hamilton's Vardon School had never met a writer before.
July 19, 2015

Quote of the Day

Know what you're trying to do before you do it. Turning knobs at random isn't enlightening any more than throwing paint at a wall blindfolded will let you paint a nice picture.
July 16, 2015

Squiggle Holiday Programme

At Squiggle we do it all! Games, sports, arts and crafts, trips and the Lego activity that everyone loves - Young Engineers! Every day we have a different theme that we tie our activities to - we have environmental, ...
July 15, 2015

One in four dogs at top show Crufts found to be overweight

An analysis of canines at Britain's Crufts show - held annually since the reign of Queen Victoria - found 74 percent were in ideal condition but 26 percent were overweight.
July 15, 2015



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