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New ministry is welcomed 

A Waipā-based charitable trust that works alongside disabled people so they can develop their skills and abilities has applauded sweeping changes in the disability sector. The government last week announced it would move disability funding…

Look out for the young ones

By Deb Thurgood Is it just me or has November come around really quickly? This week I am writing on the topic of children’s wellbeing. As I write we have heard of the move to…

We’re getting close to the magic 90 

Waipā has hit the 90 per cent mark for first Covid vaccinations and is leading the Waikato. Cambridge North is sitting on 84 per cent fully vaccinated and is in a close race with Oaklands-St…

Time to survey residents, councillors say

Cambridge ward councillors Roger Gordon and Philip Coles say they “totally support” Waipā District Council’s decision to start investigating whether a third bridge is needed in the town but wants residents surveyed for their views….

Forward movement for Cambridge third bridge

Waipā District Council will progress a third bridge business case in 2022, despite the outcome of a regional transportation model indicating Cambridge’s two bridges will cope with projected traffic capacity in the longer term. The…

Remembering our ‘Pretty Girl’

Obituary: Louise Clark 1949-2021 By Natalie Akoorie An advocate of children’s literature who was once the pretty girl in the Hogsnort Rupert song of the same name, has died. Louise Clark died at home with her…

Stepping out, at last

Footloose Shoes owner Debbie Simes was walking on air yesterday morning as she and many other Cambridge retailers opened their doors to customers for the first time in 26 days. “There’s just a feeling of…

‘Slum’ warning from mayor

A new housing policy which allows Waipā towns to have three homes of up to three storeys high built without a resource consent is a recipe for creating slum situations, says mayor Jim Mylchreest. It…

Health hub unveiled

Work has begun on a $150 million all-purpose medical facility in Cambridge’s northern suburbs. The Health Hub will establish “medical independence” for Cambridge, developers behind the facility claim. It will contain a medical centre, day-stay…

Toyota mooves communities 

Benjamin Wilson  Ebbett Toyota is launching their Community Moover, a free to use Toyota HiAce, for community groups and charities. “We want to have our Ebbett Toyota dealerships enabling them to do great things” said Ebbett Toyota…

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