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Tribute to facilities head 

Long-serving Waipā Community Facilities Trust chair Merv Gyde is standing down having guided the sports and recreation entity through some challenging times. The trust, founded in 2013, looks after the Te Awamutu Events Centre and…

Cycleways to go further 

The popular Te Awa River Ride and Hamilton Road cycleways will be extended into the Cambridge central business district, if Waipā District Council is successful in its application to the Government’s $2.9 billion Climate Emergency…

A model councillor

Outgoing long-serving Waipā councillor and former deputy mayor Grahame Webber, 74, now has a unique reminder of his 21 years at the council, a model water truck. It was presented to him by Water Services…

Cambridge business must B good 

A Cambridge company has become the first financial adviser in New Zealand to achieve a B Corp certification, meaning it joins a global network espousing the notion that business can be a ‘force for good’….

Poetry in Motion

A caller to The News rang with a poem she wanted to share. Editor Roy Pilott explained we do not run poems, but she said asked if she could read it to him… explaining it…

Knitting a club together 

The Cambridge Pony Club will gather at the Prince Albert pub  – where many equestrian victories have been celebrated – for a 75 Year Jubilee Party on October 8. Harriet Di Maio looks at the…

Why you should elect me…

Forty people have paid their deposits and put their names forward for seats on the Waipā council or community boards. So why should we vote for them? Here are the reasons why in their own…

On the beat: Back up your complaints 

It has been a hard week on the roads in Waikato and my heart goes out to those who have lost a family member or friend. While working last weekend I started my shift by…

Waipā takes the ‘bribe’

Waipā district councillors have taken the Three Waters bait – but say they are not hooked. They voted to put their hand up for Waipā’s $5.24 million share of the Government’s Better Off fund at…

The Age of Reason: Follow the leader ….

This is indeed a tumultuous month with the international scene overshadowed by the sad passing of a wonder lady, mother and world leader. The media from around the world is showering us with completely understandable…

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