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Quarry consents on hold 

Nine of the 13 major resource consent applications received by Waipā District Council in the last quarter are on hold pending further information. They include…

Town hall trust takes control  

A lease and service agreement has finally been signed between the Cambridge Town Hall Community Trust and Waipā District Council, 14 months after the trust’s…

No ordinary man

There are times when writers are rewarded beyond their wildest dreams for going the extra mile. In researching for one of his books while in…

The change challenge

In the future, a network of shared paths and cycleways could cover much of Te Awamutu and Cambridge – but why? ‘The current system of…

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A special mention for Jarrod 

Ask any cyclist at the Cambridge Velodrome who the most important person on the track is and most would point towards Jarrod Gilbert. As a…

Schools return to battle 

The battle of the Waipā high schools saw Te Awamutu College, St Peter’s and Cambridge High back competing on the sporting fields for the first…

Mud and glory

Appalling weather conditions meant the much anticipated “sea of red and white” at Hautapu’s Memorial Park in Cambridge on Saturday was more a small wave…

Teen’s Olympic dream 

It’s a jungle out there in the competitive swimming world, but Cambridge’s own ‘Tarzan’ is up for the challenge. At just 14, Cambridge High School…

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Youths and parental responsibility 

Matariki is upon us and along with the various celebrations, it brings a new public holiday for 2022. If you are taking advantage of the…

Dealing with youth crime 

Youth offending is my first focus this week. We have seen an increase in youth crime – burglary, thefts, wilful damage, assaults, graffiti and general…

Boys lose their toys 

We recently had reports of boy racers causing problems in the Karāpiro road area. With good community support and information, we were able to identify…

Aotearoa New Zealand 

Te Pāti Māori has handed over to Parliament its petition calling for the country to be named officially, ‘Aotearoa.’  This coincides with our recent postings…