Local Election 2022

Candidates talk disability support

Waipā disability organisations appear to have kept their concerns under the radar during the local body election campaign if responses to The News’ latest candidate surveys are anything to go by. Twenty five percent of…

Lordy, lordy, lordy – The proverbial hits the fan ……

Self-proclaimed evangelist Chris Woodhams warned Cambridge will “drown in our own poo” without a new wastewater treatment plant and an infrastructure upgrade. He gave himself the title of an evangelist and made the sewage claim…

Eight days to go…

General elections involve a big build up and a queue at polling stations. Local body elections involve little fanfare. Papers arrive in your letterbox – some people vote straight away, others leave them around for…

Focussing on those photos…

Five months ago, Roger Gordon posed for a series of photos with Cambridge photographer Michael Jeans which he planned to use for his district council election campaign. But in a misunderstanding with his computer filing…

Candidates quizzed on disability issues

Voters have asked about provisions for our disabled, mobility challenged and disadvantaged residents. 25 per cent of the population lives with some form of disability which limits their involvement in our communities. Can you tell…

Why you should elect me…

Forty people have paid their deposits and put their names forward for seats on the Waipā council or community boards. So why should we vote for them? Here are the reasons why in their own…

Waipā takes the ‘bribe’

Waipā district councillors have taken the Three Waters bait – but say they are not hooked. They voted to put their hand up for Waipā’s $5.24 million share of the Government’s Better Off fund at…

The Age of Reason: Follow the leader ….

This is indeed a tumultuous month with the international scene overshadowed by the sad passing of a wonder lady, mother and world leader. The media from around the world is showering us with completely understandable…

We Say … Facts and fiction

This week I took the unusual step of challenging the comments made by an election candidate. Responding to our lead story last week explaining how Waipā District Council’s chief executive Garry Dyet had warned of…

The friendly election

Three of them want to be the first person elected as the Māori ward representative for Waipā – but this race is setting new benchmarks in courtesy. Chivalry was the order of the evening when…

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