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Opinion: Finally — the good news

No Planet B By Peter Matthews Sitting at my desk, about to pen my last column for the year, I confess I have no clue what I am going to write next. Except that I…

Lake Te Koo Utu clean-up plan revealed

A series of measures have been proposed to significantly improve the quality of the water at Lake Te Koo Utu in Cambridge. Long standing water quality concerns were raised during Waipā District Council’s recent consultation…

Give youngsters the message on safe driving this holiday season…

Parents in Waipā are being urged to speak to young drivers about safe driving habits before they head on summer road trips over the holiday period. The call comes weeks out from the start of…

Road works: where the delays are

Motorists planning a festive holiday trip in the Waikato or Bay of Plenty are being urged to plan ahead, drive with care and be aware of construction sites on state highways on their travels. Waka…

It’s still a bridge too far: Council

Renewed calls for the building of a third bridge at Cambridge came loud and clear last week as those attending a Chamber of Commerce-led meeting drove hard for council to put a ‘pin in the…

Remembering Pūrekireki‘s fallen

An unveiling of three pou and a waharoa has commemorated the death of an estimated 1500 Māori during a siege almost 200 years ago. Kingi Tuheitia took a lead role in the unveiling at Pirongia…

Murder mysteries — and the risks

Premier New Zealand investigative and true crime author Scott Bainbridge popped into Cambridge Library recently to talk books and offer a hint at what’s yet to come. His eager audience left more than an hour…

Young St John stars rewarded

The penguins and cadets of St John Youth (Cambridge division) were recognised for their hard work over a difficult year at their recent awards presentation. Among a slew of awards handed out was one to…

Past lessons should guide the road to predator free nz

If New Zealand is to meet its Predator Free New Zealand 2050 goal, those involved must fully understand what has worked in the past to combat invasive pests, and what is working – or not…

New trust formed to promote unique sculpture park

The future of The Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum in Tauwhare is looking brighter with the recent formation of a new charitable trust. The Art-in-Nature Arboretum Trust was set up in mid-November, tasked with helping…

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