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Road works: where the delays are

Motorists planning a festive holiday trip in the Waikato or Bay of Plenty are being urged to plan ahead, drive with care and be aware of construction sites on state highways on their travels. Waka…

Give youngsters the message on safe driving this holiday season…

Parents in Waipā are being urged to speak to young drivers about safe driving habits before they head on summer road trips over the holiday period. The call comes weeks out from the start of…

5G — good for Waipa business

Businesses will be the beneficiaries of Spark’s first roll out of 5G in Waipā. Spark opted for Te Awamutu, saying it was the third busiest cell site in New Zealand for mobile data usage –…

Meth in the neighborhood

Te Awamutu News Editorial Director Roy Pilott takes a tour of the toll meth had taken on the community with police constable Ryan Fleming. The guy in the red cap looks up, grins and waves…

Murder mysteries — and the risks

Premier New Zealand investigative and true crime author Scott Bainbridge popped into Cambridge Library recently to talk books and offer a hint at what’s yet to come. His eager audience left more than an hour…

It’s still a bridge too far — Council

Renewed calls for the building of a third bridge at Cambridge came loud and clear last week as those attending a Chamber of Commerce-led meeting drove hard for council to put a ‘pin in the…

Remembering Pūrekireki‘s fallen

An unveiling of three pou and a waharoa has commemorated the death of an estimated 1500 Māori during a siege almost 200 years ago. Kingi Tuheitia took a lead role in the unveiling at Pirongia…

Health scholarships announced for Pasifika students

Four new health study scholarships for Pasifika students have been announced by Wintec. The scholarships are named after national and Waikato Pasifika leader, Leaupepe Elisapeta (Peta) Karalus – a former Wintec tutor. They cover tuition…

New trust formed to promote unique sculpture park

The future of The Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum in Tauwhare is looking brighter with the recent formation of a new charitable trust. The Art-in-Nature Arboretum Trust was set up in mid-November, tasked with helping…

Past lessons should guide the road to predator free nz

If New Zealand is to meet its Predator Free New Zealand 2050 goal, those involved must fully understand what has worked in the past to combat invasive pests, and what is working – or not…

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