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Spitfire flies over

On Saturday 9 April at exactly 10.36am the skies of Te Awamutu hummed with the sound of heritage aircraft as a Supermarine Spitfire, two T-6C Texans and a Grumman Avenger flew over our town. During…

Medicine on the maunga

Eager minds are being introduced to rongoā, or Māori herbal medicine, using the flora on Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari. Rongoā rākau – an introduction to Māori herbal medicine, is taught by Maungatautari volunteer Ringi Morgan-Fifield. While…

Grant us this day…

Seventeen community organisations waited with bated breath yesterday as the funds that they had applied for were allocated. The Te Awamutu Community Board received 17 requests for funding from community groups, totalling $68,358.72. Applications for…

Bus patronage down

Waipā residents’ use of buses continues to lag behind the heady pre Covid days, figures released by Waikato Regional Council show. The council hopes the half price bus fares introduced by the government from April…

Council gives a bee plus

Restrictions beehives are to be removed from the draft Waipā Animal Nuisance Bylaw. And people wanting to keep beehives at or above the second storey of a building can also do so provided the building…

Belated honour for Peter

Cambridge economist Peter Nicholl has received an international award for his work as governor of the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Nicholl, who writes a regular column for The News, received the Central Banking…

Council asks burning questions 

A request for further information has paused progress on Global Contracting Solutions’ (GCS) plans to build a waste to energy plant on Te Awamutu’s Racecourse Road. GCS applied for consent in December 2021, however their…

Four funerals – and a wedding

Hundreds of people packed the Cambridge Raceway stands to farewell publican Richard Bright and extend their sympathies to the families of the other men who died with him in the March 20 boating tragedy off…

Water upgrade nearly complete 

The Kihikihi alternative water supply project is nearing its completion. The project, which began late last year, aims to improve the resilience of Kihikihi’s water supply by connecting it to Te Awamutu. Currently, Kihikihi’s water…

End of pass rules celebrated 

Between 50-200 people entered Waipā District Council facilities on Tuesday to celebrate the end of vaccine passes. Nina Parker, a Cambridge woman who launched a legal fighting fund last December to prevent the council requiring…

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