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Plan delay? Waipā council will follow Waikato district’s lead – as predicted by The News – and recommend deferring the adoption of its Long Term…

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…

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…

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…

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Horsepower on show

Neville Clark can spot a champion polo horse a mile off. He spins around in the assembly area at Mystery Creek Polo Club and points…

Polo action at Mystery Creek

Mystery Creek Festival of Polo is galloping into town this weekend for those looking for something different to enjoy. The best polo players in New…

Table tennis programme planned

Kihikihi’s table tennis club is looking for support for a programme to fund 10 selected Waikato players. Barb Shepp and Hyrum Sunnex – both national…

Wheels are turning …

Te Awamutu siblings Devon and Zara Howells are set on success – and at the speed of this sport, it won’t take either long to…

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Talking about context

We are often challenged in how we interact with and relate to matters of interest and issues of importance, Often with matters of mere interest…

What price opposition?

Two weeks ago a man died in mysterious circumstances. A brave man, only 47 years old, who had fought for years to provide an alternative…

The added danger of water

Magma is complicated enough. When water enters the scene and mixes with it, things can go haywire. There are different ways to classify eruption styles….

Mary and the death germs

Mary Ryburn put her headache down to an attack of biliousness. It was the end of August 1899 and 54 year old Mary, along with…