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New backdrop for domain trains 

An ugly cream fence in Leamington Domain may be festooned in colour to ensure residents and visitors experience thought-provoking, culturally vibrant, enjoyable, challenging, and inspiring art. Behind the fence is a shipping container which contains…

Cycleway almost done 

Cambridge’s first two-way cycleway on Hamilton Road is nearly complete. The two cul-de-sacs at Hall and Grey Streets are now finished, cycleway lanes clearly marked, water taps installed and a new bus bay completed. Vigilant residents would…

Leave our water alone ……

Getting all six Cambridge-based Waipā District councillors together on the banks of the Waikato River early in the morning for a photograph is proof of just how against they are to the Three Waters Reform….

Covid spreads south

The Government has responded to the spread of Covid from Hamilton by announcing a Super Saturday of vaccinations on Saturday October 16 – rather than new Lockdown levels. Cambridge was on tenterhooks yesterday morning after…

Our tamariki deserve the best future

  By Nanaia Mahuta I recently attended a mass community vaccination event at Hopuhopu in Ngaruawahia “Aio Nuku, Aio Rangi”. Targeted at the wider Waikato region, it was great to see the so many whānau…

Covid moves south

October 7, 2021 – Waipā will be in level 3 lockdown from 11.59pm today. There are 29 Covid cases in the community today, including five in Waikato – prompting the current boundary to be extended…

Teaming up for a doctorate 

By Stephen Ward Three Te Wānanga o Aotearoa staff have been awarded doctorates in raranga – traditional Māori weaving – after joined-up study through Auckland University of Technology’s Te Ipukarea Research Centre. It’s seen as…

Parkour course planned 

By Luke East   A new parkour course, aimed to provide 12- to 17-year-olds with something exciting and physical to do, is   be built near the Te Awamutu skate park. Parkour involves traversing obstacles in a…

Creative minds fund round opens 

About $80,000 in funding for artistic, musical or other creative pursuits in Waipā became available when the Creative Communities scheme opened for community arts activities on October 1. Waipā District Council is opening the October round…

New hands on wheel at Rotary 

Little more than two months into the job as Cambridge Rotary president, Ian Grant is signalling an approach he hopes will increase diversity, enhance growth and reinforce core Rotary values. Internationally, those values include steering…

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