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10-year-plan: lots of places to talk

Waipā residents are being given a host of opportunities to discuss the district’s 10-year plan proposals. The Waipā District Council has unveiled plans to find $2 billion of spending over that time and use ratepayer…

Festival carnival day a triumph

The Cambridge Autumn Festival Carnival Day returned with a bang last Sunday 21, with David McCathie, chairman of the Cambridge Autumn Festival, declaring it to be the “busiest we have ever had”. A record 60…

Waipa chases Maadi success

Waipā schools have featured prominently in this year’s Maadi Cup regatta at Lake Karapiro. When the News went to press on March 25,  St Peter’s Cambridge had qualified three boats into the A final –  U15…

Festival pickings still to come

The final few days of the Cambridge Autumn Festival are packed with events, many of them free to attend. The Friday Night Blues concert at Te Awa Lifecare Village’s Woolshed centre features the Flaming Mudcats,…

Opinion from Nanaia Mahuta: An important conversation

Waipā is being asked what it thinks of having a Māori ward within its district council ranks for the 2022 elections. The News asked the Minister who prompted a key legislative change for her views…

Opinion: going green by default

By Peter Matthews Something surprising has happened recently in Switzerland. That in itself could be surprising; Switzerland is not generally known as a country to catch the world off guard. For a long time the,…

From cows to the chamber

Regan McCorquindale believes the lessons he learned on his parents’ farm will strengthen his arm as the new CEO of the Te Awamutu Chamber of Commerce. He grew up on 200-cow dairy farm in the…

Mentoring role for Mayor

Waipā mayor Jim Mylchreest will mentor two women as part of the nationwide Tuia Rangatahi Leadership programme. The 12-month programme sees local mayors mentor young Māori leaders from their communities to encourage and enhance leadership…

Review: Love from a Stranger

Reviewed by Richard Swainson  Agatha Christie is back in vogue.   With Kenneth Branagh’s successful revival of Murder on the Orient Express and another adaptation of Death on the Nile primed for post-Covid release, public appetite…

Number of families in need increases

Growing economic hardship saw the number of local families receiving Cambridge Christmas Cheer increase last year to 112, up from the 77 families receiving help in 2019. Cambridge Committee of Social Services (CCOSS) organisers have…

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