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Johnathan sets the strategy

You could call Johnathan Tan a general dogsbody and he would not care; he is always up for a challenge. Creating strategy, managing risk and helping businesses grow is what is more important for him….

Nominations close, who’s standing? – Final

Nominations closed at midday in Waipā and Waikato districts and for Waikato Regional Council. The nominations are final. No elections will be needed in the Kakepuku seat for the Te Awamutu-Kihikihi Community Board – Kane…

Why spatial plans are vital

Kirsty Downey understands why people’s eyes glaze over when she talks about Ahu Ake, Waipā’s spatial plan. “We don’t want this to be a document that sits on the shelf,” says Downey, the council’s Strategy…

Massage marathon a success

Fundraising efforts by the Elite School of Beauty and Spa and Melville community have raised close to $5000 for Tyson Hollran and his family. Tyson, 12, is battling acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. A fundraiser which included…

Third bridge: ‘do it now’

Mayoral candidate Chris Woodhams has fired the opening salvo in the race for the top job by saying if elected, he would “build a bridge” across the Waikato River. The need for a third bridge…

Fluoride twist

The Te Awamutu Community Board has passed a motion that recommends a health warning be added to water rates, to warn ratepayers of fluoride. Board member Kane Titchener presented the motion to the board at…

Planners point finger

Act will ‘pit public against council’ Two Waipā planners have lashed out at the government for its controversial housing intensification plans which they say is heavy handed and will change the face of the district….

Hurrell: Five terms are enough

Te Awamutu Community Board member Richard Hurrell will walk away from local body politics in October. He has decided not to stand for a sixth term – and revealed he is not happy with how…

‘Repair shop’ rallies

Te Awamutu’s very own “Repair Shop” has been given overwhelming support after thieves raided their headquarters last week. When Menz Shed life member Clive Partington was first to arrive at their building last Thursday he…

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…

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