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Looking into the park plan

With many questions and concerns coming up around Te Awamutu’s Memorial Park plan council have approved a revised plan, but what does the new plan contain? Blair Voorend takes a look. The original draft plan…

Wave of support for staff: council chief

Waipā District Council chief executive Garry Dyet says the exposure given in last week’s News to abusive on-line comments prompted an outpouring of support. Cr Susan O’Regan prefaced a discussion on plans for Te Awamutu’s…

Grapevine says sorry

The administrator of Te Awamutu’s Grapevine page took down a series of offensive posts relating to Waipā District Council after being alerted to them by the Te Awamutu News last week. And there are new…

Kaumatua backs bowel cancer screening program

A senior kaumatua to the Kīngitanga movement, is lending his mana and own story to the launch the National Bowel Screening programme across Waikato. The free screening programme is rolling out across the region for…

Waipā Youth Awards entires open

Nominations have opened for the 19th 2021 Waipā District Council Youth Awards, which celebrate the achievements of the 14- to 18-year-old. The awards recognise achievements in academic, community service, leadership, sporting and arts/culture categories. Last…

Suicide awareness fundraiser at gym

The Mates Matter Charitable Trust founder Craig Bulloch is holding a fundraiser in Cambridge on April 17 to fund suicide prevention programmes at Cambridge Community House. ‘The 654 Challenge’, named for the 654 people who…

Leaders unveil new train service

The new Te Huia passenger rail service launched this week will be a crucial connection between Hamilton and Auckland for an initial 300 people a day, Waikato Regional Council chairman Russ Rimmington says. An open…

Council endorses Memorial Park plan

More than a year after the first plan was presented to the public on the future of Te Awamutu’s Memorial Park, the district council has endorsed a revamped version. There was vocal opposition to aspects…

City opposes Māori wards

Hamilton will go to the 2022 local body elections without a Māori seat. The city council voted 8-4 against establishing a Māori ward in the first vote on the issue in the province since the…

Online abuse: Bullies on the grapevine

A Waipā District Councillor has delivered a public message to the community after itemizing a litany of abusive messages posted on social media platforms. And she has exposed the vicious abuse which has become the…

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