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2009-11-23 15:35:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- For foodies, New Zealand is a veritable playground, renowned for its award-winning wines and farm-fresh cuisine. On March 30, from New Zealand to Australia, luxury specialist Crystal Cruises is showcasing the epicurean appeal of the region on a 12-day Wine & Food Experiences of Discovery cruise. Master Sommeliers Robert Bath and Cameron Douglas - the first and only Master Sommelier from New Zealand - will guide guests through the nuances and...

2008-10-07 15:00:28

By RASMUSSEN, Warwick We want our international flights to continue out of Hamilton - we just want more of them at better times and at cheaper prices. That was the clear message from dozens of readers who responded to Saturday's Waikato Times report that Hamilton airport might lose its international status if passenger numbers don't improve. Annette Tofaeono said she used to fly Freedom Air out of Hamilton to visit family on the Gold Coast, but now flew Emirates out of Auckland. The...

2008-09-30 15:00:31

By MONAHAN, Kate; IRVINE, Denise The Waikato River used to be a place for swimming and gathering food. Now its waters are murky and tainted. What can be done? Kate Monahan and Denise Irvine report. -------------------- EEL FISHERMAN Mike Holmes opens up the throttle on his 4m tinny, and speeds up the Waikato River. The bow rears up, cutting a path through the translucent green water near Ohaaki, 30km northeast of Taupo. A few metres below the surface, the black silt bottom is...

2008-09-29 14:41:01

Results of samples taken from Lake Horowhenua by Horizons Regional Council are being withheld from the public because they might be needed for evidence in the Environment Court, chief executive Michael McCartney said "Horizons is analysing lake water samples and is seeking its lawyers' advice on whether it is appropriate to make the results public, in view of Horowhenua District Council's legal challenge to the abatement notice," he said. The district council lodged an appeal last week...

2008-09-17 15:00:25

By GARDNER, Chris A massive business park bordering Hamilton airport has been granted resource consent by Waipa District Council. The 177ha Titanium Park joint venture between the airport and McConnell Property will include commercial, industrial, manufacturing and aviation enterprises, and is billed to become the region's largest business park. It is expected to create 5000 jobs. Nigel Richards, McConnell Property head of commercial and industrial, said the new development would be a...

2008-09-16 15:00:18

We turn back the Times 99, 50 and 25 years ago to see what Waikato Times readers were reading about. From Hamilton City Library files -------------------- 99 YEARS AGO Huntly. On Thursday night the washhouse attached to Mrs Archer's boarding- house was destroyed by fire. Owing to the efforts of a large band of willing workers, the outhouses and main building were saved. The loss is covered by insurance. 50 YEARS AGO Auckland The best and biggest free exhibition in...

2008-08-24 15:00:27

By CREAN, Mike From primers to post-graduate students, George Knox taught at every level of formal education in New Zealand. But the University of Canterbury Emeritus Professor of Zoology was most acclaimed for his research. His books, articles and scientific papers contributed significantly to knowledge of marine biology. Friend and colleague Sir Martin Holdgate, a Cambridge University don and former Deputy Secretary in Britain's Department of the Environment, says Knox was "highly...

2008-08-20 15:00:45

By NEEMS, Jeff A former Waikato contestant in New Zealand Idol claimed one of the major prizes at Saturday night's National Country Music Awards at Hamilton's Founders Theatre. Ashley Cooper, 20, who competed in the television talent quest in 2005 as a teenage Cambridge school student, picked up the Horizon Award, which signified to the artist the awards judges considered her to be ready to progress to a professional country music recording career. Tauranga-based Miss Cooper will...

2008-08-20 15:00:34

DAMP DELIGHT: Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick, right, was in the Waikato last week to cast an eye over the results of multi- agency work to manage peat lakes and wetlands in the region. The minister said Lake Serpentine, near Ohaupo, was one of several peat lakes in the Waipa district that were a unique feature of the Waikato landscape. "An enormous amount of work has gone into removing weeds and replanting of native species. Most of the recent planting work has been done by a keen...

2008-08-18 18:00:23

By AKOORIE, Natalie It may come as a surprise, but rainfall in the Waikato has been "normal" for the year. But most of it has bucketed down in the last few weeks. While a drought kept rain at bay in the first half of the year, continuous heavy downpours since July have brought levels back up to average annual tallies, Environment Waikato emergency management officer Adam Munro says. "Because we started off really dry, rain is getting to be normal or near normal in most places, because...