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On bus conductor duty – Colin Birch

Colin Birch barely needs to look at his run list. “Yes, they can come through – but they are really early,” he says. Cambridge based Birch is acting as the effective bus conductor – the…

Down the drain at Karāpiro

Liz Stolwyk puts it down to 17 years hard work – and making sure the drains are not blocked. More than 2000 rowers, thousands of cars and a village of tents filled the Karāpiro Domain…

Sanctuary Mountain’s big day

About 100 supporters, sponsors and iwi marked the opening of Sanctuary Mountain’s new education centre this morning. Manu Korokii Education Centre has been 20 years in the making and opens a new chapter in teaching…

Storm: how our mayor prepared

Susan O’Regan was only days into her new job as Waipā mayor late last year when she sought a briefing with the council’s Emergency Management team. “There were a handful of things that were very…

Retirement village launched

Two packed rooms for the launch of Ryman Healthcare’s new Cambridge village last week shows the Waipā retirement industry is in a boom phase. The $200 million Cambridge Road village is one of three under…

On the buses

A Waikato medical professional who has invested millions of dollars into a Cambridge health hub wants to help the town develop an internal public transport network. Luk Chin, who trains horses in Bruntwood Road, Matangi…

Helping our neighbours

Waipā staff came to the rescue of southern neighbours Waitomo during the Anniversary Weekend storms which pummelled the upper North Island. Little damage was reported in Waipā district itself where the stormwater system was able…

The News ….. in brief

The St Andrew’s Craft and Collectable Fair on Anniversary Day Monday went ahead despite the inclement weather and was a success, said organiser Ian Dunn. Thirty stallholders from Auckland decided to cancel because of flooding…

Gin and bear it

It would be unfair to suggest that October’s frost which claimed over 90 per cent of Monavale Organic Blueberries’ crop turned the owners to drink. But in a way it did. Faced with a dire…

On the ladder to success 

Jimmy Cleaver is a 23-year-old farm manager who is passionate about his work in the dairy sector and looking after his team. “I went dairy farming because of the possibilities it offers me. Not many…

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