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Vandalism in Waipā

Vandalism continues to be a major issue at Waipā facilities throughout the district. Vandals hit sites hard from July at Kāniwhaniwha Reserve, Pukemako and Bulmer’s Landing, Community Services acting manager Brad…

Councils go into bat 

A collaborate approach between three Waikato councils has been established to protect the country’s only native land mammals. Pekapeka-tou-roa was a controversial, but clear winner of the 2021…

Clocking on… 

Time has been standing still in Cambridge and Kihikihi – but not for much longer. Waipā District Council stopped winding Cambridge’s iconic clock when the town…

Screen gems 

Tivoli’s silver screens are now accompanied by perspex screens. Shane Jarrett is following the lead of a fellow theatre owner by partitioning the twin seats in his three Cambridge…

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Legends say: ‘give James the fame’ 

James McDonald is “one in a million” and should be included in Cambridge’s Walk of Fame, says Sheila Laxon. Laxon, who now lives on Australia’s…

Chequered flag falls on 50 years of history 

Cambridge Motorcycle Club must leave its home of more than 50 years because a new subdivision is being built next door. Motocross mum Jen Franklin…

My son won the cup…

Alistair Martin knew James McDonald was destined for greatness. “There was something about him that you knew he’d be successful – and it was kind…

Youth award winners named 

By Ricky Lam  Track cyclist Lily Cawood was among the award winners when the 2021 Waipā Youth Awards were announced online. This year’s awards attracted 97 nominations and…