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Racing – all in a mow

When Tony Gosnell of Hamilton is not servicing lawn mowers, he is racing them, and he needed all his skills on Sunday at Bay Waikato Mower Racing Club’s inaugural Cambridge meeting at the Pony Club…

A couple of servers

Karen and Ken Morris did not give their three children the heads up about the Queen’s Service medals they were awarded in the New Year honours list until three hours after the rest of the…

The News grows online

Online visits to Te Awamutu News were up 250 per cent on 2021 last year smashing all previous records with the home page teawamutunews.nz coming in at number one with 15 per cent of the…

Honours for Waipā residents

Four Cambridge-based people, including a husband and wife who help raised thousands of dollars for Festival One, have received recognition in the New Year Honours List. Karen and Ken Morris both receive the Queen’s Service…

Algal bloom: next wave is coming 

Waipā’s Lake Ngā Roto will be hit by an algal bloom breakout over summer. It’s not a question of if, but when, Waipā District Council community services manager Brad Ward says. “The impacts of climate…

Plaque double seals the deal for Luke

Royalist Luke East’s campaign to have a plaque acknowledging the late Queen and Duke of Edinburgh was fulfilled in a ceremony in Te Awamutu on Sunday. But there’s a twist in this two-year-old tale. From…

Special Olympians share Interlock lunch

The inclusion of eight Special Olympians among their number made last week’s Christmas lunch particularly special for Interlock NZ. The group, whose members come from Cambridge, Hamilton, Te Awamutu and Matamata, offers a welcoming space…

Police under fire

Four youths have been arrested following a crime spree across Te Awamutu, Cambridge and Hamilton – and police are now searching for six others who fired shots at them in Hamilton., The teenagers – 19,…

Thanks to Shelley

“For me, my disability is a part of who I am, not the entire picture. That came about because of Special Olympics.” Those were the words of Te Awamutu retail assistant and Special Olympics global…

The News ….. in brief

Students get tertiary boost Joshua Fitzpatrick of Te Awamutu College and Giaan Pouwhare from Otorohanga College were among 31 recipients of David Johnstone Charitable Trust grants presented in Hamilton last week. Each student received $6000…

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