Briefs

Briefs

Mayoral fashion A social media post featuring Waipā mayor Susan O’Regan standing in her wardrobe resulted in a sale for the retailer where she bought the clothes she was wearing. O’Regan laughed when told it…

A centenary to remember 

The Karāpiro School community came together Friday 11  to celebrate 100 years on the current school site. The school actually opened 137 years ago on a site further down Karāpiro Road, and today is the…

Museum report is bad news 

A new report shows Te Awamutu’s closed museum reaches only 20 per cent of the National Building Standards – and gets a Grade D building rating. The news has raised suggestions the town could even…

Libraries go wireless

New technology which makes taking books out easier for library members is about to be introduced in Waipā. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses electromagnetic fields to identify and track tags attached to objects. They have been…

“Fake news” claims rejected

The Media Council has rejected complaints by failed mayoral candidate Chris Woodhams and supporter Brenda Stamp about coverage in The News. Woodhams claimed The News presented him as a timewaster and produced “misinformation” to cause…

Complaint laid

Journalist Paul Barlow, who kept Waikato candidates entertained during the local body elections, has lodged a Code of Conduct complaint against Te Awamutu Community Board member Kane Titchener over comments he made to him online….

Who’s really faking it?

Te Awamutu News editor Roy Pilott has today refuted suggestions his newspaper invented a story in which Waipā chief executive Garry Dyet warned election candidates about a financial storm brewing. Mayoral candidate Chris Woodhams has…

Board’s tribute to the queen

Te Awamutu’s Community Board has marked the death of Queen Elizabeth by agreeing to provide the remaining funding for a commemorative plaque. It was a bittersweet achievement for Te Awamutu royalist Luke East, who unveiled…

A bridge too far for Coles?

Waipā district councillor Philip Coles apologised at Monday’s candidates’ meeting for what he described as a misunderstanding over comments made about securing land at St Peter’s School for a third bridge site. Coles made the…

Candidate complains

Waipā mayoral candidate Chris Woodhams has outlined complaints he plans to make to the Media Council in which he suggests Good Local Media has shown bias, that he has been the victim of bullying and…