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Rates hike for Waikato

Waikato District Council’s first rates notices of the financial year hit mailboxes across Hautapu, Matangi and Tamahere this week, notifying residents of a general rates increase of 5.19 per cent. “Individual rate increases will vary…

Boxing tonight at Karapiro

Karapiro will host a pro boxing middleweight title fight tonight, Saturday August 3, featuring one of the country’s most exciting prospects and a seasoned veteran. Andrei Mikhailovich has a perfect nine-fight, nine-win record – and…

Craft day generates local interest

Leamington Women’s Institute hosted a craft day earlier this month on behalf of the Waikato East Federation of Women’s Institutes. It is believed to have been the first time in many years that the local…

Junior chefs nearly top competition

Two Cambridge girls have secured their place on a television cooking show after finishing runners up in the 2019 Junior Chefs of Aotearoa competition. Next year’s competition will be aired on TV, and organisers have…

Community House reaches out to its neighbours

Cambridge Community House (CCH) put caring into action earlier this month when they shared a special lunch with seniors living in council housing behind the CCH building in Leamington. The July 19 luncheon took place…

Unit failure has ripple effect

Waipa Networks responded to an outpouring of complaints by Cambridge residents earlier this month whose hot water tanks were switched off between Saturday evening (July 13) and early Monday morning (July 15), saying it will…

Smooth but with a touch of confusion – Cambridge postal services

The July 4 shift of local postal services from Duke St to Paper Plus Cambridge has gone as well as was anticipated, but there is still some confusion as to exactly what services are available…

Lions roaring ahead with new president

The Cambridge Lions are full steam ahead under their new president Steph Dunsmore. The third-year Lion started her role on July 1 as the organisation’s fifth female president, and as a slightly younger-than-average Lion at…

Ecostore refill stations a hit

Waipa District Council partnered with Ecostore for the free product giveaway last weekend. Pictured outside the Te Awamutu Library is Katie Hine (right) from Waipa District Council’s waste minimisation team, which organised the event, and…

Delicate glass piece installed in sculpture park tree

An award-winning glass sculpture depicting knitting has been successfully restored and re-hung in a tree at Waitakaruru Arboretum and Sculpture Park near Tauwhare. Called Stick to your Knitting, the sculpture was made almost a decade…

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