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Government media ‘favouritism’ criticised

Cambridge and Te Awamutu News publisher David Mackenzie went into bat for the country’s community newspaper industry last week. The Government has been told community newspapers should have been permitted to print and deliver –…

‘Superfood’ in demand

Demand for frozen produce from Ōhaupō’s Blueberry Country has surged as – it would seem – people adjust to life in lockdown. Production of the frozen “superfood” at the company is up more than 40…

Businesses battle

  Business owners are facing “tough questions” as the Waipā’s Te Awamutu and Cambridge Chambers of Commerce look for ways to help members through the Covid-19 lockdown and its after affects. Cambridge chamber chief Kelly…

Council Zooms online with rates relief plan

Waipā District Council will roll out a series of rates relief measures – including lower rates penalties and longer payment deadlines for penalty remissions. In a move it said was aimed at assisting district ratepayers…

We’re sticking with you

  Today we celebrate the third of our “lockdown” News editions with a pledge to continue to keep you informed and entertained, through thick and thin. Keep an eye out for this front page. The…

The Lord moves…online

Waipā churches are stepping out, for some into uncharted waters, to keep their congregations connected via technology during the nation-wide Covid-19 lock-down. In Te Awamutu, services in town are shifting online – in either the…

Foodbank stays open

The Te Awamutu Combined Churches and Community Foodbank is continuing to help people in need during the Covid-19 crisis. “We have packers and deliverers ready to make deliveries if required,” said coordinator Ian McLauchlan. “Our…

Vicki bears all…

If you go out for a walk today in Te Awamutu, you’re in for a big surprise. Dozens of residents have joined a worldwide movement to bring “a ray of hope in a very difficult…

Chamber head: stuggle ahead

Te Awamutu Chamber of Commerce chairperson Chantelle Good fears that over half of New Zealand businesses will take a major hit from the enforced COVID-19 shutdown. Businesses that are either relatively new, or who carry…

Barry Pulls Stumps on Ōhaupō Project

Green-fingered garden and tree enthusiast, Ohaupo’s Barry Cox, is keen to see his world-first life’s work continue to grow – but knows it’s time for that to happen under the watchful eye of someone else….

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