Local Elections 2022

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…

Will you vote?

Waipā posties have delivered 39,608 voter packs around the district – but it’s likely many won’t be sent back. Te Awamutu postie Nicola Connolly and Cambridge’s Raewyn Smythe were incredulous when The News told them…

Who’s really faking it?

Cambridge News editor Roy Pilott has today refuted suggestions his newspaper invented a story in which Waipā chief executive Garry Dyet warned election candidates about a financial storm brewing. Mayoral candidate Chris Woodhams has posted…

Election papers in the post

Voting will be a little easier this year, with the introduction of new orange ballot boxes at some Waipā supermarkets throughout the 2022 Local Government election period. The ballot bins will be distributed to the…

Looking at transport for Cambridge

Waipā District Council wants the government to pick up 51 per cent of the bill for a third bridge for Cambridge – but is working on the basis that it will not be needed for…

Fluoride: still not convinced

Correction: 15 September 2022 The News reported on September 1 that Te Whatu Ora Waikato had not provided us figures showing caries rates in Waipā. We acknowledge that was incorrect. A forensic audit conducted late…

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