From the monthly archives: April 2011

Claudelands residents are concerned for children’s safety after the partial closure of a busy  street  to make way for Hamilton’s new ring route.

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A wartime medal has gone on display in Te Awamutu – just two years after being stolen from the town’s museum.

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A group of Hamilton residents are furious they were led to believe a playground was imminent when they bought sections and houses in a new subdivision, only to find out it won’t be built until at least 2018.

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Marlburian Jo Ivory looks back on the 2011 Round the North Island yacht race with a deep sense of achievement and intense pride.

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A company that offers free holiday accommodation to home owners around the world is struggling to attract customers for the Rugby World Cup.

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Four weeks after setting sail from Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour, the Te Matau a Maui canoe is within days of completing the first leg of its year-long voyage around the Pacific.

Te Matau a Maui is in a fleet of seven that have had to battle bad weather which put them about two weeks behind scheduled [...]

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A Glendowie student’s success and passion for journalism has landed her a scholarship to study in America.

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A Mount Wellington organisation that helps children with kidney disease turns 21 this year – and is celebrating by taking 10 young people to Hollywood.

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Hamilton-based kick boxer Melody Downs left Mount Maunganui on Saturday with yet another title to add to her collection.

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As much of Christchurch’s past lies in pieces, a Canterbury writer is in a race against time to preserve the valuable inscriptions on historic gravestones.

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Newly appointed Wintec editor-in-residence, media man Martyn ‘Bomber’ Bradbury, is leaping into his role as mentor and advisor to this year’s journalism and communication students.

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Ngaruawahia nine-year-old Chase Annan is using Facebook to help him achieve his dream of spending Christmas in a snow-covered New York City.

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Wintec Media Arts communication graduate Lisa Brown’s short thriller “Zach’s Plan” has gained international recognition.

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Nirmala Narasimhan and Indu Singh are both very excited, as we sit and discuss the fashion show which was part of last week’s Indigo Festival.

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