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Covid: what it did to Midland hospitals

New research is shedding light on the impact of Covid-19 Alert Levels on injury-related hospital admissions across the Midland region and how people were injured during lockdown. The study by the Midland Trauma System (MTS),…

Online abuse: Bullies on the grapevine

A Waipā District Councillor has delivered a public message to the community after itemizing a litany of abusive messages posted on social media platforms. And she has exposed the vicious abuse which has become the…

Councillors are told to lead

Former New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd, a major voice in the move to enable Māori wards to be created without being hooked by a referendum, says Waipā District Councillors should be leading change rather than…

Engagement the “point of the Streets for People project”

From pink and blue polka dots and orange hit sticks to a one-way street and pop-up cycleway, the Streets for People project is turning heads. It’s a three-month trial aimed at making streets in Cambridge…

Time to talk — and decide — on long term plan

There is so much to be excited about, right now. Our new passenger rail service, Te Huia, is due to launch at the beginning of April and will, I believe, transform transport between Waikato and…

Maddie and the arty bees

What would happen if all the world’s bees just… went? It’s a question former CHS student Maddie Shaw sought to answer in her scholarship winning design and photography portfolios, awarded earlier this year. Now, one…

Our “secret spaces” revealed

Lucy Rowden has opened the shutters on her community project – Cambridge’s Secret Spaces. As the News revealed last November, the photographer has worked with Cambridge Museum to uncover spaces which were once seen regularly…

Fluoride call could mean changes

A move to give the Director General of Health the power to determine whether fluoride goes into water supplies has the potential to create divisions in Waikato. Only Hamilton City and Waikato District fluoridate all…

Anne’s a good sport, at 101

It’s very likely that Anne Samuel started her 101st birthday on March 15th in much the same way she starts every day –  tucking into a bowl of weetbix, ricies and banana … it’s the…

Sports trust opens new round of funding

A new funding round through The Perago Trust opens on next Thursday, offering support to talented athletes and breathing new life into the Trust after a year’s hiatus due to Covid-19. The Trust has invested…

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