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Fionnlagh’s cancer journey

It has been 551 days since Waikato Hospital doctors discovered a golf-ball-sized tumour ballooning inside Fionnlagh Adams’ brain. At risk of death from the pressure building in her skull, the four-year-old was rushed to Starship…

Fresh look at our history

Elizabeth Harvey and Karen Payne always know they have got their exhibits right when they see people standing in front of a case and talking about the contents. “That’s what we want; to stimulate conversation…

Schools: 350 plans in doubt

The Government’s move to restrict spending on education projects – revealed six weeks ago by The News – will have implications for the construction industry and families’ moving decisions. A lead story in The News’…

Reporting for bloody duty

It has been years since The News’ senior writer Mary Anne Gill has given blood but sometime in the next few days, she will rectify that. Gill was one of the many New Zealand residents…

St John gets grassroots bonus

Two new ambulances are ready to support Waikato communities  – and one of them is based in Te Awamutu. The ambulances have come thanks to funding from the Grassroots Trust, a long-time supporter of Hato…

Moves to stall housing plan

Waipā wants to hit pause on a controversial housing intensification plan but the legislation which would allow them to do so is not yet in place. The coalition Government agreed to make Medium Density Residential…

Expo will have news on stream

Information on the progress being made on an ecological corridor linking Maungatautari and Pirongia maunga will form part of an Ecology Expo taking place at the Te Awamutu Museum on Sunday. The event brings together…

‘I was outraged… and still am’

Steph Bell Jenkins talks to a remarkable Waipā woman who would love to create a global revolution. Like her, they were children.  Unlike her, they were living in slums, starving. Pieta Bouma is as outraged…

It’s my birthday!

She sometimes makes out she hasn’t got a proper day – truthfully I think she has more birthdays than most,” mum Marie says. “It’s because I have to have one the day before and one…

Put it there! Corridor for third bridge revealed

A new bridge in town features in all three options unveiled by Waipā District Council today in its long-awaited multi-million dollar Cambridge Connections business case. Of the three, the preferred option C out for consultation…

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