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Kaipaki faces fence battle

The conflict between rural-based industries and lifestylers is something Waipā District Council says is not uncommon – and the latest example is in Kaipaki. Agricultural contractor Karl Schwitzer has resource consent to operate a contractors’…

Ongoing quarry stoush

Waikato’s environmental watch dog has visited the site of an illegal Waipā sand quarry – 28 days after it was alerted to its existence. Waikato Regional Council says there were no “apparent risks” to the…

Jigsaw competition a winner

A new competition run by Waipā District Libraries during the April school holidays found a clever solution to the problem of jigsaws made maddeningly frustrating through lost bits. ‘Jigsaw Art’ ran across both Cambridge and…

Chamber combats ram raiders 

A Te Awamutu committee is being formed to address ram raid issues. In 14 months, Te Awamutu’s Noel Leeming has been ramraided three times. The company has previously  declined to comment The News about the…

Te Awamutu vaccination site goes mobile

Taking vaccinations to where they are most needed is the driver behind Waikato DHB’s Te Awamutu community vaccination clinic transitioning from a fixed, to a mobile service, and the team has a parting gift for…

A night on patrol

Last Thursday was Te Awamutu patrol coordinator Johanna Tong’s first-time riding in CommSafe’s new patrol car. CommSafe act as the eyes and ears of the police with their community patrols and CCTV monitoring. Trustee Chris…

Legal twist in council sacking

The vote of a single councillor when Waikato Regional Council chair Russ Rimmington got rolled this week prompted his suggestion it would result in a judicial review. Rimmington was dumped by an 8-6 margin on…

A career like no other

A background which includes netball, police, policy making, and support work is part of the legacy that led Karen Scott to become the chief executive of Enrich Group. Scott, who lives in Cambridge with husband…

Looking ahead to disability reform

New Zealand’s disability sector is about to be overhauled and Enrich Group chief executive Karen Scott says she is cautiously optimistic for the change. “There is a lot of choice taken away in the current…

Together again

Tuesday was a special day for Te Awamutu Community Board members – it was the first time in nine months that the board had met in person. Upon mention of the fact, Cr Lou Brown…

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