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Look and learn

An exhibition in Ōtorohanga invites viewers to do their own research. Ki te kapu o taku ringa  –  In the palm of my hand – …

Waitomo pulls plug

Waitomo will quit a Smart Water partnership it had with Hamilton city and Waipā district councils from the end of next January. It’s a financial…

Tourism? Jim’ll fix it …

Waitomo Caves could be in line for a major – and free – international plug. Jimmy Donaldson, described as the world’s biggest You Tube star…

Mum’s plea for help

Police have played a trump card in efforts to find Marokopa dad Tom Phillips who has been missing with his three children for two and…

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Shield has fans fizzing

The Rams and their supporters are said to be champing at the bit ahead of King Country’s Ranfurly Shield game against Hawkes Bay next Wednesday…

Praise for coaching ‘legend’

There was one person mentioned repeatedly after Te Awamutu Intermediate came third at the Waikato Intermediate and Middle Schools hockey tournament this month – coach…

Te Awamutu hang on for draw

Honours were shared in the Battle of Waipā between Cambridge and Te Awamutu in the Waikato division one women’s senior reserve match at John Kerkhof…

McGovern’s life of racing

Tony McGovern was 16 when he first became involved in racing, but the King Country-born industry stalwart was born into it. His family have long…

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A famous ‘field hand’

To keep young Catherine Scott and Frederick Germann apart, Catherine’s father took the extreme measure of moving his entire family from Canada all the way…

We need more hee haw

There’s an interesting story in the Bible I want to point you to, but before I do, I really need to set you up. You…

Great fountains of lava

Eruptions in Iceland and Hawaii produce beautiful and sometimes destructive scenes of molten rock shooting into the air in a style that we call lava…

Guiding highlights

It’s 1939, and Meghan Hawkes looks back on the headlines in Waipa.  A Girl Guide camp, under the control of Miss H Gray Hammond, was…