Future proofing the bridge

Future proofing the bridge

Cambridge’s High Level Victoria Bridge is to have a $2.6 million facelift for the first time in more than 20 years. Work is expected to start in September and Waipā District Council transportation manager Bryan…

Housing review delayed

A general review of housing in the district has been delayed by six months because of a heavy workload at Waipā District Council. Known internally as Draft Plan Change 21, the scope of work includes…

Waipā’s number is up…

Waipā’s population has cracked 60,000 for the first time in its 33-year history, up from 48,200 a decade ago. But whether that growth continues depends on what council policy advisor David Totman calls a “rogue…

Boards in secret reviews

Waipā District Council has held a series of behind closed doors meetings and interviews to discuss the future role of community boards. The talkfest between council staff, councillors and community stakeholders comes only a week…

In the trust, we trust….

Waipā District Council will provide a $750,000 loan guarantee to the trust behind an application to bring the New Zealand Sporting Hall of Fame to the district. In briefing councillors about the proposal, deputy chief…

Meet our global messenger

When Tegan Crotty’s friends told her she should try out swimming, she was initially reluctant. But the minute she got in the water “it was just like that,” the 27-year-old Te Awamutu retail assistant and…

Divided over liquor plan

Two Waipā district councillors have broken ranks saying they are unconvinced banning alcohol sponsorship and advertising under proposed law changes to the liquor act will have any impact on youth use. Roger Gordon and Grahame…

Rocking for Margaret

  No-one was in any doubt – Margaret Evelyn would have hated missing such a great party on Sunday at the Cambridge Cricket Pavilion. The ‘Afternoon Tea without Marg’ celebration attracted more than 100 people…

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 plans to operate a sand quarry in Ōhaupō, extend one…

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 world class competitor himself, the 28-year-old Cambridge caretaker understands the…