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It’s waste not, want not……..

A Waipā submission to the Ministry for the Environment about food recycling will include a suggestion to look at channelling some food waste to animals first before composting. The suggestion came from councillor Susan O’Regan…

Your Honour?

Te Awamutu councillor Lou Brown is well known as a councillor who shows great respect – and he took it to a new level at a full council meeting this week – referring to Waipa…

The money or the water?

Opinions differ over whether Waipā District Council should take the money offered to it by the government’s Three Waters Reform Package. Local Government New Zealand says the package would not commit council to any government…

Here’s to dad

More than 100 people watched Cooper McCone honour his father on Sunday, when he hit the first ball of the Brendon McCone Memorial Tournament at the Te Awamutu Golf Club. Brendon was the head greenkeeper…

A career of compassion

What would inspire a 76-year-old retired doctor to become the coordinator of a foodbank? For Rita, it was to “make a difference.” Rita Middleton started volunteering for the Te Awamutu Community Foodbank three years ago,…

Meeting raises burning issues

Environmental groups have made dire claims about the proposed waste to energy plant for Te Awamutu’s Racecourse Road, causing residents to seek further clarity on the proposal. As part of their Regeneration Not Incineration Campaign,…

Land return a blessing

Sixty-one Rangiaowhia Road has been blessed on a day when both holy water and tears fell onto the historic whenua. “When our tupuna were ejected from here, they left with tears of dejection, of sorrow,…

A council three down

The resignation of Waipā councillor Elwyn Andree-Wiltens on Monday has left the council light on numbers as elected representatives debate several major issues. The council was three elected members down this week with Andree-Wiltens’ sudden…

We still remember them

Regional leaders told those at Te Awamutu’s Anzac Day civic ceremony to value and protect the freedoms for which the Anzacs fought and died. In his address to the hundreds attending the mid-morning commemoration, Waipā…

Tough for Go Waipā 

A 20 per cent reduction in visitor numbers to Go Waipā community facilities in Cambridge and Te Awamutu has resulted in the charitable organisation having to get financial support from the Government. In a report…

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