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Exclusive – Rimmington Returns

Ousted Waikato Regional Council chair Russ Rimmington is back on the hustings and is promising to have a team to challenge for seats. Rimmington, a former Hamilton mayor, was thought a year ago to have…

Consents up, time down 

Waipā council staff are catching up with processing consents and taking less time to do so, District Growth and Regulatory Services manager Wayne Allan told this week’s Strategic Planning and Policy committee. In the quarter…

‘Menacing’ dog numbers up 

Waipā’s menacing and dangerous dog population has increased, Animal Control statistics released this week for the year ended June 30 show. The district has 135 menacing dogs – up from 118 the previous year. Menacing…

Tools stolen

Close to $3800 worth of tools were stolen from Menz Shed’s Te Awamutu branch last night. “I am absolutely gutted for my members, the men get a lot of enjoyment from those tools,” said Menz…

The stories behind genealogy

Boards of family history are being displayed around Te Awamutu in celebration of Family History Month. The boards share the stories of research done by Te Awamutu New Zealand Society 0f Genealogists  (NZSG) members. “This…

Students support Tyson

Students from the Hamilton based Elite School of Beauty and Spa will participate in an all-day massage marathon to support Tyson Hollran through his battle with cancer. When The News first met Tyson in February,…

Search for Colin’s medals

A Waipā veteran is on a quest to recover his grandfather’s missing army service medals. “It is to preserve family history,” said troop sergeant (retired), Colin Parkinson. Colin, 69, told The News that he discovered…

Fighting tooth and nail

More than 50 anti-fluoride opponents heckled Waipā District councillors at their Tuesday meeting. The Te Awamutu News was there and Mary Anne Gill reports. Furious anti-fluoride protesters called district councillors “criminals” this week and appeared…

Mayoral race: now it’s four

Two more candidates have put their hands up for the Waipā mayoralty. But only Bernard Westerbaan’s nomination had been acknowledged by elections.nz when this edition went to press. Kihikihi based Westerbaan, a ratepayers group member…

Council chief plots road ahead 

Waipā needs astute, strategic and well-informed leaders for what chief executive Garry Dyet describes as a “pivotal time” to be an elected representative in the district. “We need people who will put the time and…

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