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12 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
As a kid, I came to the caves and did the boat ride, and I have vivid memories of seeing the glowworms.
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13 hrs ago | Waikato Times
STILL WAITING: Grace Tibble was all geared up for a gender change this month but it has been put on hold until a plastic surgeon is found to join the surgical team.
13 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
Busy Taupo restaurant and bar can be kept going as it is, or developed to broaden its appeal in a thriving location A Taupo restaurant and bar, owned and run by some of the town's hospitality stalwarts, is being sold as a going concern operating from leased premises in the centre of town.
Eight finalists are contending for a spot at the Grand Final in Christchurch 3-5 July and their share of an impressive prize pack worth over $14,000 in products, services and scholarships from ANZ, Lincoln University, Silver Fern Farms, AGMARDT, Ravensdown, Honda, Husqvarna and Vodafone.
The plane: The DC-3 is a fixed-wing propeller plane, and this particular one was manufactured in Oklahoma, flew in the US during World War II and was decommissioned in 1959.
The Environmental Defence Society has released a highly critical submission on the new Thames Coromandel District Plan and is calling for public support for its campaign for better protection for the Coromandel Peninsula.
The mother of a victim described the sexual abuse suffered by her son at the hands of a former South Waikato assistant principal as the killing of her boy's childhood and innocence.
The days of using baking soda and vinegar are over for a group of Massey University scientists, who have started simulating genuine volcanic eruptions on the Turitea campus.
CreationFest organisers are going on the road to help inspire and support secondary school students as part of a creative arts extravaganza.
Hamilton's Garden Place Library is providing local children and book lovers with a rare opportunity to get inside the heads of some of the Waikato's best known children's authors and illustrators.
A retired US police officer has offered a reward for his memory card to be returned after his camera was stolen in Taupo.
Results of an industry-wide survey on holiday rental homes reveal an industry worth over $100m a year to local economies in the form of rates, maintenance and renovations.
A sudden spate of what police are calling "hideously tragic" motorcycle deaths has been a stark safety reminder for other Waikato riders.