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Mayor: hard calls coming

Waipā mayor Susan O’Regan celebrated a successful year for the district but warned of stormy waters ahead last week. The mayor spoke at the annual Celebrating Waipā gathering at the Sir Don Rowlands Centre, Karāpiro,…

Boots ‘n all

When Te Awamutu Intermediate’s all-star kapa haka group was at the Celebrating Waipā event at Karāpiro last week it was hard not to notice year eight student Pokaia Heke. Pokaia has been recovering from a…

Getting a golden message

Goodwood School students were startled to learn freshwater gold clams, first found locally at Bob’s Landing in May and now widespread in Lake Karāpiro, can produce up to 400 offspring a day, principal David Graham…

Students tick off longest day

As he struggled up what seemed like endless flights of steps in the Hakarimata ranges, Mason Murphy drew inspiration from the motivational signs nailed to wooden railings along the route. His Cambridge Middle School mate…

Mr Bean: one in 50 million

“He won the award for most mischievous in show. If he was going to win anything, that is definitely the most appropriate for his personality,” Nicola O’Neill said. Nicola was among about 40 competitors who…

A and P: it’s horses for courses

The Cambridge A and P Show may look somewhat different to past iterations but a new generation of interest is still being fostered, organisers say. The 119th edition of the show was held at Cambridge…

Maunga to maunga livestream

Dairy farmers, sheep and beef farmers, iwi and other community members are celebrating the second anniversary of a largescale initiative to create an ecological corridor in the Waipā district. The Taiea te Taiao project will…

New look on the cards

  A few stylish artistic types have contributed to designs now brightening up Waipā district libraries’ membership cards and book bags. They were among the many who responded to an April competition held by the…

A plane that lands on a dime…

It took NZ Aero’s chief executive Stephen Burrows several years to fulfil his childhood passion of having a career in aviation. Back in the 1980s he would look up when planes flew over his family’s…

Classic time at Karāpiro

Parked up in a shady spot on Sunday, Cambridge’s Larry Jooste had the perfect vantage point from which to take in all the action. His 1938 Standard Eight was amongst an estimated 1600 vehicles which…

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