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Nominations close, who’s standing? – Final

Nominations closed at midday in Waipā and Waikato districts and for Waikato Regional Council. The nominations are final. No elections will be needed in the…

Firefighter’s contribution marked

A public memorial service for Winston ‘Wint’ Steen will be held at the Cambridge Fire Station on Saturday. The man who was the longest-serving member…

From lockdown to Interlock

A uniquely community café run by Interlock Waipā and conveying a message of inclusion opened recently for a few hours each Wednesday. The Cambridge Community…

Why spatial plans are vital

Kirsty Downey understands why people’s eyes glaze over when she talks about Ahu Ake, Waipā’s spatial plan. “We don’t want this to be a document…

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King a Games queen

Waipā-born athletes have excelled at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Cambridge squash queen Joelle King picked up two gold medals in Birmingham this week to…

St Peter’s wins

St Peters has sounded a warning that it will be a regional netball force by beating Avondale in the major final of the Auckland Combined…

We will welcome them

Street parades will be held in Waipā for the district’s Commonwealth Games athletes to recognise their achievements in Birmingham. The games still have another four…

Hockey youngsters shine

Several Cambridge High School hockey players competed for Waikato during the school holidays – one playing for a New Zealand invitation team. Eden Wood scored…

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For your (mis)information…

Hello again, I hope you have all had a good week. The team here have definitely had a very busy one. Something that came to…

Wellington boffins could have spoken to us

I grew up in Te Awamutu. Our township was my playground, knocking about with mates, riding bikes and playing cricket and rugby in vacant lots….

The genesis of racism 

The word ‘race’ as a noun has a number of meanings. There is of course the ‘race’ you run, a competition, and if you win…

A drive-by catch 

I wanted to share some good catches made by the team over the last few weeks. A male from out of town tried to steal…