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Obituary: St John stalwart farewelled

Audrey Pinfold’s farewell centred on her enthusiastic support of whatever community she belonged to, and to her extensive service with the Order of St John. The 92-year-old, who was born in Hawke’s Bay and died…

Giltrap’s time to shed

Wilfred Giltrap’s January 23 shed sale of vintage tractors, engineering machinery and tools marks a significant turning point in the life of a man whose name is woven into the fabric of New Zealand agriculture….

Doc gives possums the push

A successful pest control operation on Mount Pirongia will allow native wildlife there to flourish over summer, says the Department of Conservation (Doc). Predator control was carried out at Pirongia Forest Park last September  with…

Poppy’s book is food for thought

Several months after publishing a book chronicling her secret struggle with an insidious eating disorder, Poppy Wortman knows her decision to tell her story was worth it. She launched the book, entitled ‘The Tale of…

Bottom’s up for finalists

Cambridge’s purple-clad Fat Bottomed Girls & Guys New Zealand are finalists in Sport Waikato’s 2020 Sport and Active Recreation Awards. They have secured a spot alongside two other finalists in the competition’s Outstanding Active Space…

Council on recycling contamination: use it properly, or lose it

Almost half the “recycling” put out by  Waipā residents is heading straight to landfill. Contaminated recycling is proving to be such a major issue that the Waipā District Council is warning offending residents they will…

Arie’s book – warts and all

Arie Paton used to think published authors were “special humans” – until she became one herself. “I always carried this belief that writers are not actually normal, they’re a cut above us and they can…

Opinion: a change of scenery

The Age of Reason By Peter Carr The Yuletide holiday season in this lovely country has changed over recent years. There was a time – not too far distant  – when the three week industrial…

Brits, Africans, Fijians dominance new Kiwi list

Waipā welcomes more than 130 new New Zealand citizens during 2020 – but most missed the formal ceremony because of Covid restrictions. Citizens from 25 countries including England, India, Fiji, South Africa, India, Cambodia, Australia…

Jewelers heist: teen in dock

A 16-year-old is expected to appear in the Palmerston North Youth Court this week in association with the December 30 ram-raid on Cambridge Jewellers. Cambridge station police sergeant Ben Joll said the youth, who is…

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