Read more about the article Man injured in firearm incident
Matatoki in 1920. Photo: SUPPLIED

Man injured in firearm incident

As part of a Valley Profile series, MEGHAN HAWKES searches through old newspapers to bring you the stories Thames Valley locals once read about themselves. 1899An unusually thick fog settled…

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Read more about the article Pets in good hands with new owners at Playful Paws
Playful Paws Pet Lodge owners Linda and Sophie Hepburn with their dog Axel. Photo: KELLEY TANTAU

Pets in good hands with new owners at Playful Paws

Advertorial A mother-and-daughter duo have brought their experience and passion for pets down from the north to operate a reliable boarding lodge tucked within the Hauraki Plains.  Linda and Sophie…

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Read more about the article New competition calls for chess junkies
Chess aficionados Russell Mercer, left, Emma Thorburn, and Ron Lanning are gearing up for the TV chess champs. Photo: KELLEY TANTAU

New competition calls for chess junkies

A battle of wits will play out in Thames next month when men and women of all ages face off across a chess board.The first ever senior and junior Thames…

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