From the monthly archives: August 2011

When Renuka Gounder hits a problem in her nursing studies she turns to her classmate, and daughter, Shastika, for help

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Jane Alice combines a love of photography and swimming to take surfer shots from about as close as you can get.

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After five years’ work the Hamilton cemetery has a new memorial lawn open

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Matamata man Colin Meredith worked his way up through the field to finish second in a prestigious off road endurance race.

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The Cambridge first XV showed courage in their national rugby final against the Auckland champions.

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Horotiu Primary School pupils wowed a packed school hall with electric stage performances this weekend.

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Kingsland musician Alistair Deverick has drummed his way into a top Madrid music academy

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Lydia Kavina jetted in from Moscow for the first performance of David Sidwell’s Conversation between Theremin and Soprano at the Wintec Atrium recently.

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Election signs were being taken down before the official campaign even started because of confusion over Hamilton City Council bylaws.

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The smoking ban has gone remarkably smoothly at Waikeria Prison, says manager Kevin Smith.

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King Tuheitia made the history books last week by inviting representatives from ethnic communities to a special powhiri.

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Students are being urged to take precautions after a spate of thefts.

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Vogel’s and Ernest Adams are offering gluten-free options in a boost to those with coeliac disease and other intolerances.

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After 30 years of twice-a-day trips to the cowshed former Okoroire farmers Heather and Ian Mitchell have welcomed the concept of once-a-day milking.

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About 70 volunteers from Kuranui School and the wider Okoroire Community planted 600 trees along the Waiomou riverbank as part of their Enviro school project last month.

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Long-standing Waikato MP Lindsay Tisch does not enjoy the game of politics – which makes him ideal for the deputy speaker’s job.

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Farming children muck in

On August 19, 2011 By

Historically, New Zealand farming children have always done their share of the work – and nothing has changed in the Leigh family of Okoroire.

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