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Stand and deliver

Today The News introduces the 23 candidates who are running for mayor or a seat on the Waipā District Council. At a time when convincing…

Interest high in board seats

When nominations closed for the Waipā District Council local elections at midday on Friday, the fears there would not be enough candidates for a genuine…

Taggers, vandals hit region

Graffiti and vandalism in Waipā are on the increase, particularly in Cambridge, and district councillors are asking whether community artwork is the answer. It costs…

Recycling: the good and bad

Waipā’s woeful reputation for recycling continues. Little could be sent for recycling because of significant contamination in Waipā’s glass collection last month, Transportation manager Bryan…

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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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Looking at council issues 

My retirement village resident activities last week took me to Wellington to the Beehive – not the apiary version. For a day we discussed matters…

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…