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What’s in a building’s name?

New Zealand-born cycling giant and now Swiss-owned cycling manufacturer Avanti will continue getting free publicity in Waipā, even though its 10-year naming rights deal with the Cambridge Velodrome has ended. The National Cycling Centre of…

Junior vaccinations start

More than 1220 Waikato tamariki were vaccinated against Covid-19 with the child version of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday. A Waikato DHB spokesperson said 43,766 children aged between 5 and 11 in the Waikato who…

Waipā rise continues

Economists might be predicting the house market will cool this year but for that to happen in Te Awamutu, Pirongia or Kihikihi, there would have to be “an awful lot more listings”, says real estate…

CAB looks for new faces

If you are the one people always looks to for help or advice, have highly-tuned problem solving skills and communicate well, then Te Awamutu needs you. Local volunteers operate the Te Awamutu Citizens’ Advice Bureau in Alpha Street from Monday…

The story of the Betts girls 

Mary Anne Gill looks at the life and times of a prominent Waipā family.  Pam Eglinton, 88, may have moved from Kihikihi more than 60 years ago but still considers herself a ‘local’ girl. Pam…

Money’s on the Maunga

Reopening the northern entrance to the country’s largest ecological island on Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari will have huge economic benefits for the Waipā economy. It is already a significant domestic tourism attraction because of its ancient…

Taking care of business

When the Hospice Waikato retail managers in Cambridge and Te Awamutu arrived to start the new year raising much-needed funds for palliative care, quite different scenes welcomed them. In Cambridge Justine Webb-Elliott saw lots of…

The heat is on …..

If you thought it was scorchingly hot in Waipā last week, it sure was – and a Niwa meteorologist says it is going to get hotter. The temperature gauge hit 34.7°C at Niwa’s Lake Karāpiro…

Council challenged

A legal fighting fund to challenge Waipā District Council’s decision to require passports for public venues has raised more than $6000 towards the $10,500 it needs to go to court. Nina Parker, the Cambridge woman…

Janet’s Christmas cracker

Janet Pike was given an early Christmas present by the Te Awamutu News this week. Her name was drawn to win a $2000 shopping voucher. The draw was the culmination of a News promotion which…

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