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Size doesn’t matter

Yvonne Steel called The News office on Monday because she was excited at the success of her work in the vege patch. Her beefsteak tomatoes were huge – and the behemoth pumpkin seeds from  Mitre…

John and the end frame

His Leamington workshop is a visual tribute to his skills as a painter and a framer. John Chrisp has spent the last 18 years putting people’s memories in the frame – but this week he…

Property values: how Waipa rates

Waipā property prices increased 129.3 per cent in a decade making it the 10th best district in the country, figures from realestate.co.nz show. Nationally, the average asking price was up by 77.5 per cent, increasing…

Celtic start to Heritage Month

Waipā District Libraries launched its annual Heritage Month last week with a talk on New Zealanders who have Scottish and Irish blood coursing through their veins. ‘Southern Celts’ was hosted at Cambridge Library by Celine…

News in brief

Open for business The current roadworks in Wilson St have left some readers with the impression the Waipā District Council offices and the adjacent library in Cambridge might be closed.  That is incorrect – the…

Too hot to handle

Update Thursday 8 February 2.40pm The country’s stance on waste to energy plants could become standardised as a result of a Waipā District Council decision, the company behind an application for one in Te Awamutu…

Spatial plan insights revealed

Ōhaupō – the town of the future. That is the scenario and one of several key focus areas included in consultation documents for Waipā’s spatial plan Ahu Ake which the council’s Strategic Planning and Policy…

Apartments open with a message

It’s the conversation no-one wants to have – moving into a rest home – but having it with family sooner rather than later makes life better for everyone. Cambridge Resthaven chief executive David Hall has…

Four! Council back on budget tee

Resetting the budget became harder than expected for Waipā council this week with informed sources telling The News elected councillors are applying pressure on staff to scrap “nice to haves”. A public workshop on the…

‘Wilky’ vents over cameras

In eight years he and his staff at Challenge in Duke St, Cambridge, have endured three ramraids, three burglaries – and as of last Friday, an armed robbery. Oh, and there was also the incident…

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