Lifestyle

Meth expo unites community

By Josie Laird How do we know what support services are available in our area? For families with a member addicted to P, once we have passed the point of denial and shame we want to get help. But the range of services can be confusing and often each organisation is working in isolation. That was the genesis of the […]

Winemaking in Waiuku

He’s dabbled in some good old Kiwi home brew beer making. He’s even had a crack at crafting cider (though not very successfully!) But being involved in developing a professionally made commercial bottle of wine? Well that just popped his cork completely. Ross Voltz of Waiuku now has his name on a bottle of wine. Ross took part in the […]

Topp Twins celebrate Fisken’s 60 years

Reaching 60 years in business is a great reason to celebrate, and the team at HR Fisken and Sons did just that last week. On Tuesday 5 December, John Fisken hosted an entertaining evening for his customers and suppliers to thank them all for their continued support over the last 60 years. “It was time to have a party, and […]

Public-private partnership unlocks Drury’s housing potential

Watercare is pleased to announce an important agreement with Auranga, a new residential and mixed-use development in Drury West – to build water and wastewater infrastructure that will enable the delivery of up to 20,000 homes in the Drury Karaka area. Initiated by Auranga, the agreement will see the two entities work with others to fund and create a series […]

Sprinkler restrictions now in place

Sprinkler restrictions now in place Waikato District, Hamilton City and Waipa District are now all on Water Alert Level 1. The move to Water Alert Level 1 was triggered by a significant increase in water consumption across the region. Water Alert Level 1 means that sprinklers should only be used between 6am to 8am and 6pm to 8pm, but a […]

Soul Nourishment

By Megan van Lieshout Lifestyle Coach meganvl.pi@gmail.com W for WHAT’S WORKED and WHAT HASN’T IN 2017? At this time of the year, we often start to reflect back over the past twelve months thinking about what worked well during the year and what perhaps didn’t work so well. We start to reassess our year and begin to weigh up what […]

Locally grown Lotatoes™ take out award

T&G’s Lotatoes™ has fended off four other food innovators to be crowned overall winner of The Ministry for Primary Industries Primary Sector Products Award at the 2017 New Zealand Food Awards. The category promotes, recognises and showcases amazing innovations in primary sector products, processing and packaging methods. The low-carb potatoes, are grown in Pukekohe, among other places, by Balle Brothers […]

Men, we need you

Confessions first: The headline I’ve used here is a blatant appeal to the male ego. Studies show that women want to be wanted, and men, well, they need to be needed. Men, I need you to read on. It could change the lives of those you love and you could help save the life of a friend. During the last […]

Stu’s selfless work recognised

Aka Aka’s Stu Muir has been named as one of Waikato’s selfless, optimistic and generous citizens at the annual Kiwibank Local Hero Awards. As part of the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards 2018, Stu was one of 12 locals who received their medals at a special ceremony on Thursday 9 November 2017 at the Waikato Museum. Always humble, […]

Sprinkler restrictions now in place for Waikato District

Waikato District, Hamilton City and Waipa District are now all on Water Alert Level 1. The move to Water Alert Level 1 was triggered by a significant increase in water consumption across the region. Water Alert Level 1 means that sprinklers should only be used between 6am to 8am and 6pm to 8pm, but a hose pipe can be used […]


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