Local Election 2022

Candidate complains

Waipā mayoral candidate Chris Woodhams has outlined complaints he plans to make to the Media Council in which he suggests Good Local Media has shown bias, that he has been the victim of bullying and…

Divided by a bridge

The question of whether Waipā needs a third bridge over the Waikato River has exposed a previously well-hidden rift between incumbent Cambridge and Te Awamutu-based district councillors. In a survey sent to all 40 candidates…

What they want for Waipā

We asked Waipā candidates to tell us what their philosophy for the district is and why they are the person to promote it. Here’s what they had to say (in alphabetical order). Elise Badger (Cambridge…

What candidates said about third bridge

Ruth Nicholls The lower bridge is under utilised. Jill Taylor Projects of this type involve the Council working with other organisations to complete full planning – and this takes time. Sue Milner Currently we have…

What do your candidates think?

Are they for or against fluoride? Do they think Waipā is being run well? What do they make of the Voices for Freedom Movement which is offering to support candidates and who are members of…

Candidate raises data debate

Good Local editor Roy Pilott has refuted suggestions that a mayoral candidate colluded with one of the newspaper’s journalists to present information which was not publicly available. Pilott said the figures in question were obtained…

Get to know the candidates

Well, the local body hustings season is upon us. The aspirants for high office have been declared and their photos were shown last week. Colourful hoardings will start to appear, and many people will make…

Rating the candidates – by their pictures

They were one of the biggest talking points from The News last week. The head and shoulder photos of election candidates – published exclusively in The News – generated a great deal of discussion about…

Candidate views

Mayoral candidate Chris Woodhams fired the first salvo in the Waipā local body election campaign last week by saying the district should just get on with funding and building a third bridge over the Waikato…

Shots fired over new bridge

Long-standing Waipā councillor Clare St Pierre is “concerned” two Cambridge councillors have predetermined views on a third bridge over the Waikato River and say they should not be part of a project working group preparing…

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