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Your Honour?

Te Awamutu councillor Lou Brown is well known as a councillor who shows great respect – and he took it to a new level at a full council meeting this week – referring to Waipa…

The money or the water?

Opinions differ over whether Waipā District Council should take the money offered to it by the government’s Three Waters Reform Package. Local Government New Zealand says the package would not commit council to any government…

Land return a blessing

Sixty-one Rangiaowhia Road has been blessed on a day when both holy water and tears fell onto the historic whenua. “When our tupuna were ejected from here, they left with tears of dejection, of sorrow,…

A council three down

The resignation of Waipā councillor Elwyn Andree-Wiltens on Monday has left the council light on numbers as elected representatives debate several major issues. The council was three elected members down this week with Andree-Wiltens’ sudden…

Exclusive – Waipa councillor resigns

Waipā district councillor Elwyn Andree-Wiltens has resigned from the council effective immediately. Her resignation follows a series of exclusive stories published in The News which revealed she is a shareholder in a company operating a…

Tough for Go Waipā 

A 20 per cent reduction in visitor numbers to Go Waipā community facilities in Cambridge and Te Awamutu has resulted in the charitable organisation having to get financial support from the Government. In a report…

Media complaint rejected 

The Media Council says Te Awamutu News was justified in asking questions about the new ownership of the Regent Theatre in Te Awamutu. The council said it considered a complaint about a story published in…

Wētā Workshop set to bring to life New Zealand’s untold war story

Wētā Workshop is embarking on its latest venture, bringing to life a pivotal moment in New Zealand’s WWI history thousands of kilometres away from Wellington in a small French town, Le Quesnoy. Opening to the…

EXCLUSIVE – Councillor told: resign

Waipā mayor Jim Mylchreest has called on one of his councillors to resign after The News revealed her interests in a company – Beacon Hill Contracting  – involved in an unauthorised quarry operation. Waipā District…

A helping hand from Te Miro 

Inspired by the generosity of Tauranga construction boss Sid Carter, Te Miro school children have done their bit to help the victims of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A Rep group, comprising year six to eight…

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