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Mayor off sick Waipā deputy mayor Liz Stolwyk has been covering for mayor Jim Mylchreest the past few days while he has been on sick leave. The News understands Mylchreest, who in August announced he…

Lights, camera – action

Closed circuit television cameras in Te Awamutu will be replaced with new more powerful cameras which police and neighbourhood support group CommSafe will use to monitor “unsavoury after-hours activity”. And in neighbouring Kihikihi, two new…

Tests in Waipā

Waikato’s Covid outbreak is slowly growing with more cases detected in Te Awamutu. All the Waipā cases are linked to the current Waikato outbreak. Two locations of interest in Te Awamutu have been listed by…

Confirmed COVID-19 case in Kihikihi

17 October 2021 – 1.30pm – A COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Kihikihi today. The confirmed case follows two positive COVID-19 detections in wastewater samples taken from Te Awamutu on Tuesday and Wednesday last…

Kākā make a comeback 

Waipā residents are seeing more – and different – native birds in suburban back yards as conservation projects continue to develop throughout Waikato. The news comes as the Department of Conservation celebrates a rise in…

School calls hui to discuss name change

Te Awamutu’s Pekerau Primary School will hold a public hui next Thursday – October 21 – in a bid to correct its name. With the support of staff, the school Board and mana whenua, new principal Tania Bagley is…

Community boards under review

Community boards need to improve their performances in Te Awamutu and Cambridge and the best way to ensure that is to review what their roles and functions are, a Waipā council committee has decided. Community…

Farming is in their blood

Ben Carpenter jokes he did everything he could to stay away from farming. So how come he, wife Renee and their three children live on their own Te Kawa Road dairy farm on the Waipā-Ōtorohanga…

COVID-19 detected in Te Awamutu waste water

1.24pm – 14 October 2021 – A positive waste water COVID-19 test has been reported in Te Awamutu, in the Waipā district. The sample was taken on Tuesday, October 12. Waikato District Health Board has…

Why poll topper must quit

Sarah Matthews was on her honeymoon when she found out she had been elected to the Waipā Networks Trust. The first-time candidate, standing as Sarah Davies, topped the poll – leaving her no option but…

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