From the monthly archives: May 2011

Forest View High School’s Polinetia Fa’atasi group are counting down to their end-of-year performance at the Polynesian Cultural Centre in Hawaii.

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Christchurch residents have been leaving the country in droves after the February earthquake, and the tourism sector has formed a new alliance to help rebuild.

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Tui and bellbirds should see a lift in numbers in the Hakarimata Range near Ngaruawahia thanks to a joint pest control effort by Doc and Perry Resources.

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After the playground opened teachers at a Thames school faced a novel problem – the pupils did not want to leave at the end of the day.

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In a national first Waikato Hospital is to spend $40-million on a new facility for older patients to meet the projected needs of an ageing population

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A 1770s violin and a horse with a plucked tail were two of the star turns at a recent NZSO quartet performance at Huntly College.

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The Atrium in Wintec House will host this year’s Matariki Wearable Arts competition for the first time.

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The arrival of a Positron Emission and Computed Tomography (PET-CT) scanner should revolutionise cancer care in the region, says Midland PET-CT clinical director Hament Pandya.

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For Hamilton artists, Kobi Brinkman, 67, Jack Parle, 81, and Heather Adlam, 76, anything beyond their craft is “going through the motions”.

The chance for creativity has captured 75 combined years from the three members of Hamilton collaborative Weave. Pot. Paint.

For the past 30 – 45 years the trio have been turning out piece [...]

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Waikato Film maker Julia Reynolds hopes her latest work will end up in the DVD sale bin of The Warehouse.

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Recent revolutionary action in the Middle East gave special significance to Auckland’s commemoration of Al Nakba this year.

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Two hundred Waikato schoolchildren will attend coaching sessions with Peter Nestler, the world skipping champion, next month as part of a Heart Foundation Jump Rope for Heart initiative.

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Chiefs players Lelia Masaga and Fritz Lee found themselves back in school recently when they visited Hamilton West Primary.

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Local artists are abuzz as they ready artworks for the 2011 IHC Arts Awards next month.

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Waikato film Zach’s Plan did not win at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth in Seattle, but the film’s makers had a great time networking.

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Animal welfare advocates are upset an Australasian harrier hawk has been trapped in a banned leg-hold trap.

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