No ordinary man

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 Britain, Graeme Woodfield was given access to a treasure trove…

Kuriger’s climate warning

National’s Agriculture spokesperson Barbara Kuriger has warned of dire consequences if the food and fibre industry cannot get a fair and workable solution in the climate space. She has tagged the government-primary sector partnership He…

A great bypass operation 

How traffic from Waipā heads north – and returns home – is about the change. Good Local editor Roy Pilott gets an early look at the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway which will open…

Tests are back

Driver testing services returned to Cambridge today after a gap of seven years. Testing also resumed in Matamata. The move was welcomed by the Cambridge based owner of Brighteye Driving School  Sheryl Moffat who said…

Legal twist in council sacking

The vote of a single councillor when Waikato Regional Council chair Russ Rimmington got rolled this week prompted his suggestion it would result in a judicial review. Rimmington was dumped by an 8-6 margin on…

A helping hand from Te Miro 

Inspired by the generosity of Tauranga construction boss Sid Carter, Te Miro school children have done their bit to help the victims of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A Rep group, comprising year six to eight…

Council chair stands firm

Regional council leader Russ Rimmington is still at the helm despite a demand from eight of his councillors to stand down. The next couple of weeks will determine the future of the veteran politician, a…

Fortune favours the Reds

Cambridge football is in line for a six-figure windfall because a player it helped develop is now wearing one of the game’s most famous shirts. Chris Wood, the Auckland born, Waikato developed All White, was…

We’re in the slot

The first slots race seen in harness racing in Australasia will put the focus on Waipā next Thursday. The major race on next week’s card at Cambridge Raceway carries a record purse and features a…

Poor recycling costs ratepayers

The failure of Waipā residents to recycle correctly and Waka Kotahi’s decision not to immediately fund urban pathways across the district will delay a major cycleway from Te Awamutu to Pirongia via Ngā Roto. The…