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A day to learn our history

Community volunteers and Waikato District Council staff are combining their efforts to celebrate an inaugural Waikato District Heritage Day across the district on April 20. On offer is a chance to see inside museums and…

Steamy scenes in S Block

After parting with $3.50, Jake Brugh takes a considered sip of hot chocolate from his large takeaway cup. “It’s pretty good – good value for money,” he says. “It stacks up nicely.” This is Jake’s…

Work on new tech complex starts

Construction is underway on Cambridge Middle School’s $1.8 million technology block, which will allow woodwork and metalwork to be taught at the school for the first time since 2016. Located on Clare St across the…

News in brief

Council backtracks Waipā District Council has taken the proposed blue blob “preferred” position off the table for a third bridge as part of its Cambridge Connections programme following a community storm. The announcement was made…

New feet on the floor

A changeover at the top of a  Cambridge business marks the end of an era. Peter Martin and Teri Archer were, until recently, the Wilson’s Floorings’  longtime owner/operators.   After 35 years in the business, the…

Near record number of new Kiwis

Another 104 Waipā residents became Kiwis last week at the latest citizenship ceremony held in the Cambridge Town Hall. Mayor Susan O’Regan told The News that while there may have been doubters when the first…

Enriching the art world

Waipā artists associated with Te Awamutu’s Enrich Plus community will showcase their creative talents at an IHC Art Awards gallery exhibition in the town tomorrow (Friday). Their artwork will go on public view from 3.30pm…

Ministry help for school

The Ministry of Education is supporting Cambridge Middle School to plan ahead for future roll growth, says principal Daryl Gibbs. The school was under a tight squeeze when he arrived in 2018, when students were…

All together now?

The head of the Waikato Chamber of Commerce wants to spark a debate on the 35-year-old local government boundaries in the province. The last local government reforms introduced a regional tier, male-dominated borough and county…

Memorial Park détente

Te Awamutu and Kihikihi Community Board has accepted Waipā staff’s olive branch to resolve the standoff over changes in the War Memorial Park. Board chair Ange Holt said while members had asked for work to…

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