Local News

We’ll keep going private 

Workshops in Cambridge have established the town’s reliance on private vehicles is likely to grow unless other transport options are made available. The engagement, part of the Cambridge Connections Business Case preparation, agreed on the…

Land bought for sport

Waipā District Council has bought 6.6ha of land for millions of dollars in Cambridge to be used for sport and recreation. It comes on the back of an acknowledgement that the town’s winter sport players…

More barriers for highway

The 2.4 kilometres of flexible median barriers installed on SH1 south of Cambridge from Fergusson Gully Road have already saved lives, according to Waka Kotahi. And the Government land transport agency says the installation of…

CJD blood ban will be lifted

Blood donors who have been turned away in New Zealand if they were in parts of Europe between 1980 and 1996 are to be made welcome again. People who lived for more than six months…

Power play by Tesla

Global automotive and energy company Tesla has approached Waipā District Council looking for space to install a Super Charger electric vehicle site in Cambridge. The United States-based company has indicated a preference for a 12-park…

Hands up for Christmas

  Lincoln Hill points proudly to his handprint on the wooden Christmas tree he and the other junior students at Cambridge East Primary School recently completed. The 5-year-old is looking forward to seeing his tree…

Ten years on, it’s back to Te Hiwi

A road in Maungatautari named after a former mayor has been renamed Te Hiwi Drive following a decade long community campaign. It was a test for Waipā’s new Naming Policy and required Governance manager Jo…

Water fluoridation getting closer

Manatu Hauora (Ministry of Health) has told a further 27 councils in New Zealand they will have to add fluoride to their community water supply, but Waipā is not included in stage two. The latest…

The News ….. in brief

Grinch in town Vandals smashed lights around the base of Cambridge’s public Christmas tree on Sunday, only hours after a successful parade. Community board chair Jo Davies-Colley said the board would replace them at a…

Ride on: money for Waipā

A project which drew ridicule in Cambridge has been backed by the Government to the tune of more than $10 million. Waka Kotahi declined to back the scheme to get more people on their feet…

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