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Park plan – it’s a 2021 call

Decisions on the controversial revamp of Te Awamutu’s 65-year-old War Memorial Park will be made next year. The Waipā District Council told the Te Awamutu News this week that the strong sentiment of submissions had…

The meth fighters

Do you need help? Go to antipministry.com When calls went out on social media this week for a march against P in Te Awamutu it highlighted two things. Firstly, help is already at hand every week…

Carving her past and future

At Te Wananga o Aotearoa’s Apakura campus in Te Awamutu a young wahine is venturing into a realm traditionally dominated by males. Deija Manuel is learning the skills of her tūpuna to tell stories through…

Fund boost for Community House

  More than $140,000 has been allocated by Waipā District Council to support the community’s recovery from Covid-19. And the majority of it will fund an additional counsellor and social worker at Cambridge Community House….

We must keep helping: Mayor

Despite Waipā being in a better post Covid-19 recovery position than many New Zealand regions, efforts must continue to help those impacted by the social and economic fallout. That was one of several messages delivered…

The rain was “literally parallel to the ground” — A Wednesday weather bomb in Waipa

The late November weather bomb that hit Waipā left businesses in Te Awamutu flooded and had rural residents picking up the pieces after tornadoes swept through the region. Heavy rain and hail hit Waipā in…

Back in business: awards return

The region’s business awards are back on the calendar after taking a 2020 Covid hit. The annual awards which mark Waipā business excellence have been booked in for mid-April 2021. The Cambridge Business Chamber has…

Pirongia: from the grassroots up

A book spanning the 2.6 million year geological history of Mount Pirongia – the first such comprehensive publication of its kind in New Zealand – was launched at the Pirongia Heritage Centre on November 18…

Community advisors see challenge ahead

District Council’s new commmunity advisors have a huge job ahead to help Waipā people recover equitably from the impacts of Covid-19. Just two weeks into the job Gina Scott and Corren Ngerengere have begun to…

1,1,1 = three vehicles for St John

Cambridge couple Margaret and Bernie Pearson have donated a third vehicle to St John. The handover late last month was welcomed by St John Central Region fundraising and marketing manager Jeanette Horan, who said: “We…

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