It’s a runway success 

It’s a runway success 

More than 360 people took the chance to run Hamilton airport’s runway at Mystery Creek on Sunday 20 November. The Rotary organised event attracted entries from throughout the districts – and Rotarians from much further…

Supporting events: explaining our role

About 30 years ago I helped organise sponsorship for what was then the richest football tournament in Waikato. We recruited sponsors and encouraged our Tokoroa club members to support the people who supported us. That…

Farewell to Jenny

She’s affectionately described as a school office legend. So there was no shortage of platitudes when Jenny Comer, who will soon retire after 22 years of service on the front desks of two Cambridge schools,…

Storm brings damage

The thunderstorm last night brought an estimated 60mm of rain to Waipā – and a tree down on a Lamb Street roof in Cambridge. Aaron and Charlene Bethune discovered the damage this morning and think…

New pastor welcomed

Cambridge Baptist Church commissioned new pastor Ken Keyte, at Sunday service this week. The service was conducted by Peter Foster, Baptist Regional Leader for Waikato-Bay of Plenty, whose sermon challenged the congregation with the question…

Communications break down…

A review discussing how to make local government more relevant to people has itself highlighted a glaring communications’ failure. The Department of Internal Affairs informed national media and Government funded local democracy reporters about the…

Sale complete for Hedley

Hedley Edwards jokingly refers to it as a weapon. It’s the Case IH tractor he sold for Giltrap Agrizone Cambridge in August last year to Jeff Weake. But a couple of months later Edwards was…

School greets response

Karāpiro School principal Tina-Maree Thatcher  believes Waka Kotahi has listened to concerns spelled out in a 1000-plus word letter. In June she told the agency the school, on the intersection of State Highway 1 and…

T-Rex… in print

When Simon Clark decided work was no longer enjoyable because the company was getting too big, he decided to call it quits and follow his dream. The now 42-year-old with a passion for virtual reality…

Getting to know them…

Mike Keir says first things first – the new look Waikato District Council’s first task is about relationships. He and Crystal Beavis – near neighbours in Tamahere – join the council, with new mayor Jacqui…