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Getting a taste of kiwi

When Nick and Vanessa Jennings moved to an Ōhaupō lifestyle block just over a year ago, they could see Te Miro Hills in the distance from their deck. Now all they can see is a…

Lions plan for convention

One of the area’s only all-women Lions clubs – Rosetown Lions – is looking forward to next month’s District 202L Convention in Hamilton. The event is likely to draw hundreds of Lions members from one…

Opportunity knocks

Cate Prestidge checked out Te Awamutu’s op shop scene – and came away with a bargain buy in the form of a Gorman cushion – and a great story. Te Awamutu is becoming a destination…

Volunteers find their niche

Te Awamutu has a lively op shop scene and managers say volunteers are the lifeblood of the stores. The days of customers rummaging through musty boxes are long gone. Shops now have racks of clean,…

Council urges caution at Lake Ngā Roto

Waipā District Council has warned people to be cautious after cyanobacterial bloom was found in Lake Ngā Roto and is advising water based activities should not be undertaken. Te Whatu Ora Waikato has issued a…

Doggy dos and don’ts

Overflowing dog and rubbish bins around the district has prompted Waipā compliance manager Karl Tutty to warn residents of their responsibilities. Picking up doggy poos is up to their owners he said – and  residents…

Being driven to anger

Driver behaviour at Waipā roundabouts has been called out by one of the country’s longest serving professional drivers. Sheryl Moffat, who runs a driving school servicing Cambridge and Te Awamutu – and other Waikato towns…

New JPs on the list

Seven new justices of the peace will be sworn in today at the Te Awamutu Courthouse. Four of them are from Te Awamutu itself, one each from Te Aroha and Kihikihi and the other from…

Waipā contributions honoured

A total of four Waipā-based people received recognition in the New Year Honours List. Karen and Ken Morris both receive the Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) for services to the community while Anita Mazzoleni becomes an…

Racing colossus leaves unparalled legacy

The passing of thoroughbred racing colossus Sir Patrick Hogan draws a line under the life of one of Cambridge’s most celebrated sons. The 83-year-old icon, whose successful Cambridge Stud found fame on a global scale,…

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