First-time city councillor Sarah Thomson is expecting her first baby in June.
She and husband Lloyd Stockman are very happy and excited, she said - and council staffers have offered to help look after baby if needed.
Read more here.
Skateboarders are now apparently welcome in central Hamilton.
Board riding in the CBD used to be classed as a nuisance behaviour - along with others such as begging, urinating and defecating.
However, Hamilton City Council has now changed its mind - and a bylaw. Read more here.
Do you think skateboarding in the CBD is a nuisance?
56.4% Yes, only pedestrians should be on footpaths.56.4% Complete
38.5% No, it's a fun way to get around.38.5% Complete
5.1% Other - explain in the comments.5.1% Complete
Lotto's $42 million Powerball rolled over on Wednesday night, boosting the prize to $50m on Saturday - potentially the biggest ever.
To read more, click here.
What would you do with $50 million?
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