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5.20pm 24 May One person has died following a crash on State Highway 3, Ōhaupō this afternoon. The crash, involving two vehicles, was reported to…

Well known auctioneer mourned

A man described as an iconic stock agent, Alan Douglas (Hizzy) Hiscox died at his Taumarunui home on May 2. In a career stretching back…

Tight rein on farm data

Logan Dawson used data driven decision making to double dairy farm revenue. Dawson, who with his wife Sian was runner up in the 2024 Dairy…

Fly free, little princess

Female motorcyclists from around the central North Island will converge on Te Awamutu tomorrow (Friday) for the funeral of Donna Gaye McCauley. The 51-year-old died…

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Paddler’s dream shot

Cambridge paddler Nick Collier flew to Europe this week to have a crack at qualifying for the Olympic Games. If he succeeds, he will celebrate…

Chiefs for a day at Goodwood

Last week was one of the greatest of Harrison Bear’s life. After returning from school camp last Wednesday, the nine-year-old got the chance to meet…

Lily flourishes at worlds

Cambridge BMX prodigy Lily Greenough, picked up silver in the junior women’s final at the UCI BMX Racing World Championships in the United States on…

Cambridge driver in hunt for title

The V8 Utes championship is on a knife edge heading into the conclusion of the season as a full field of V8 Utes do battle…

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St Helen’s, the aftermath

It is difficult to imagine how much a landscape can be transformed by an eruption, rendering large swaths of land unrecognisable to locals who knew…

Getting untangled

If you’re into fishing with a rod and reel, it’s likely you’ve seen a ‘bird’s-nest’ occur. It’s a horrible tangle of bunched up line that…

A lack of political leadership

I do not understand why the idea of imposing a capital gains tax is such a political no-no in New Zealand. Amongst Organisation for Economic…

Call for independent scrutiny

When I previously wrote about the Environmental Protection Authority’s Annual Report on 1080 poison (The News January 25, 2024), I commented on an incident involving…