Local Election 2022

Council chief plots road ahead 

Waipā needs astute, strategic and well-informed leaders for what chief executive Garry Dyet describes as a “pivotal time” to be an elected representative in the district. “We need people who will put the time and…

Who would you vote for as mayor?

  The results of our online survey are in. Susan O’Regan was a runaway winner for mayor in The News’ first online poll of the local body elections. But the result shows she proved more…

School boards go to the polls

Nominations have opened across the country for school board elections. With the closing date for submissions approaching, Matteo Di Maio talked to two departing Cambridge school board members about their time in the role and…

Welcome to the elections

We are now in election mode – welcome to the season where candidates put up their signs, come looking for your votes by door knocking and seek out photo opportunities. Elections give residents a vital…

Māori on new roll

People on the Māori roll for general elections have been automatically switched to Māori ward rolls for October’s local body elections. But no one has thought to actually tell them. The decision impacts on 35…

Getting into election mode 

It is election year – of the local kind. Like it or not we will all be bombarded with pamphlets, emails, door knockers – all of them wannabees driven to be seen at the large…

Boards in secret reviews

Waipā District Council has held a series of behind closed doors meetings and interviews to discuss the future role of community boards. The talkfest between council staff, councillors and community stakeholders comes only a week…

Boards in The News

What started as straightforward reviews of Waipā District Council’s dog and water supply bylaws have become a nightmare for the council, aggravated by actions of its community boards. In Cambridge, board chair Sue Milner has…

O’Regan challenges Mylchreest

Susan O’Regan is putting her political career on the line with an “all or nothing” run at the Waipā mayoralty. Twelve weeks after she announced she was getting out of local politics to work in…

Susan O’Regan – On the Spot

What is your position about a third bridge over the Waikato River near Cambridge? My position on the bridge is really clear – I want a third river crossing for Cambridge – that’s what we…

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