Local News

Council podcast launched

Waipā District Council has launched a new podcast series which focuses on hot topics from around the District. The What’s new Waipā? podcast will regularly share local views, information and opinions about topics that are…

Masons turn up the heat

Members from two regional Freemason lodges spent time recently processing and shifting loads of firewood they intend selling in support of the Casting for Recovery (CfR) programme. Cambridge’s Alpha Lodge 81, and the Te Awamutu-based…

Fundraising scheme gains momentum

A new initiative linking businesses and their customers with a novel opportunity to support a range of community groups is being seen as a fundraising gamechanger. Called CommUnity, the initiative works by having shoppers purchase…

Johnson leads town hall trust

Cambridge chartered accountant Kirsty Johnson was unanimously elected chair of the new Cambridge Town Hall Community Trust on Monday. Experienced business and community leader Rob Feisst will be her deputy. The seven-strong trust held its…

Quizzers boost socks project for children

Thoughts of children heading into winter with old socks – or worse still, no socks at all – prompted Leamington business owner Debra Jenkins to repeat a charity sock drive she did a couple of…

Cycling debate: Reflections on a crash

Cambridge based copy writer Stuart Mathews has inadvertently weighed in on the Streets for People debate in the town – by becoming the victim of a road crash. On Thursday morning I got hit by…

Councils talk change

Mayors and councillors from the Waikato and Bay of Plenty will meet tomorrow in the wake of a Government announcement that local government is in for a shake-up. Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta made the…

Dutch migrants recall liberation day

By Lisa Merts It’s a year late because of Covid, but the Netherlands Society Waikato will commemorate 75+1 year of Liberation Day and freedom later this month with an exhibition. On May 4, 1945, at…

New Sallies leaders settle in

Almost four months after getting here, new Cambridge Corps Salvation Army leaders, Scott and Aimee Noakes, couldn’t be more delighted. They arrived in January, taking over the ministry from predecessors, Karen and Shaun Baker.  The…

Livestock shipment ban raises questions

After the Government announced last week livestock export by sea will be banned many in the industry were left wondering what is in store for them. Progressive Livestock agent Colin Old, who covers Western-Central Waikato…

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