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Heavy rain damages track

A track and crossing below the Victoria ‘High Level’ bridge was damaged during heavy rainfall on December 28. Waipā District Council says it was unaware of any other damage caused by the storm and would…

Karāpiro draws the numbers 

The Karāpiro camping ground was a popular place for holidaymakers during the holiday break and site manager Liz Stolwyk says the busiest day came on January 2. Roger and Jo Blunt, who live on the…

Christmas was mean…

’Twas the season to be tagging, and dumping. The News camera found it easy to pick up evidence of festive season fly tipping and graffiti over the holiday break. Taggers took to the fence around…

Bureau looks for new blood 

If you are the one people always looks to for help or advice, have highly-tuned problem solving skills and communicate well, then Cambridge needs you. Volunteers operate the Cambridge Citizens’ Advice Bureau in Alpha Street from Monday to…

Liquor outlet gets approval

A new bottle store will open in Cambridge’s Victoria Street, but it will not look like a liquor outlet from the outside. The Waipā District Licensing Committee gave permission to an off-licence application on December…

Hospice rubbished

When the Hospice Waikato retail managers in Cambridge and Te Awamutu arrived to start the new year raising much-needed funds for palliative care, quite different scenes welcomed them. In Cambridge Justine Webb-Elliott saw lots of…

Money’s on the maunga

Reopening the northern entrance to the country’s largest ecological island on Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari will have huge economic benefits for the Waipā economy. It is already a significant domestic tourism attraction because of its ancient…

The heat is on ….

If you thought it was scorchingly hot in Waipā last week, it sure was – and a Niwa meteorologist says it is going to get hotter. The temperature gauge hit 34.7°C at Niwa’s Lake Karāpiro…

Updated: Maungatautari Hicks Road access reopens

Waipā residents will wake up to a new year and a new entrance to a favourite spot, with the reopening of Maungatautari Reserve’s Hicks Road access on 1 January 2022. The reopening brings access to…

Updated: Grey St Dairy closes 

The Grey Street Dairy has closed down. Owner Wei Na shut the doors to the 60-year-old business today saying: “Thank you for all your support throughout these years especially in (the) last few months.” The…

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