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Māori ward reviews commence

District councils across the region are reviewing their Māori ward policy in the wake of last week’s abolition of the power of veto by voters. Legislation pushed by Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta places the…

Te Awamutu-born writer to talk crime writing and gangsters

Te Awamutu-born author Scott Bainbridge is the first of several authors lined up to give public talks during Waipā District Libraries’ Author Month. Scott will talk about his books and some of his upcoming projects…

Covid briefing: Fun run canned

There will be no fun running and, some houses won’t be crowded for a few weeks. Saturday’s announcement of a ramping up of Covid alert levels has resulted in the annual Waipā fun run in…

Vaccine program starts in Waikato

The rollout of Waikato’s vaccination program continues. It began Thursday 25 when 28 Waikato District Health Board vaccinators received the first of two doses at the dedicated Covid-19 vaccination centre. The following day at the…

Councillors’ views of Māori wards

A poll of Waipā District Councillors on the issue of Māori wards has failed to produce any definitive answers. Last week the News asked all 14 councillors by email for their opinions on the success…

Looking back on Cambridge

Cambridge as a town developed at a surprisingly rapid pace. From 1864, it took little more than a decade for the settlement to grow from a military fort into a bustling town complete with the…

Walk-in with dinosaurs

Eight-year-old Cambridge Primary School student Dylan Philip had a roaring good time at The Amazing Dinosaur Discovery show at Hautapu Rugby Club last Sunday. The event, run by Gordonton-based company Flaming Phoenix Entertainment, opened under…

Changes made to cycleway projects

Community feedback has prompted changes to a proposal to cul-de-sac two streets in Cambridge. The proposal being considered as part of a project to build Cambridge’s first dual cycleway on Hamilton Road, was to cul-de-sac…

Railway modelers pull into a new station

After years of operating out of private garage spaces, members of the Greater Waikato Railway Modellers (GWR) have a new home. They moved into the old Leamington Bowling Club building last November, rapidly filling the…

Blind Low Vision NZ call for volunteers

Blind Low Vision NZ is looking for collectors for its annual appeal next month. The search is on to find volunteers to hit the streets and collect money for the Blind Low Vision NZ (formerly…

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