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Titchener pushes for hold on fluoride

Waipā District Council is set to be pressed to put a hold on plans to introduce fluoride to water. The council was ordered to prepare to add fluoride to the Cambridge town supply by outgoing…

Third time a win for Ōhaupō principal

Chris Rennie and Ōhaupō School could be considered a tried and tested partnership. He became the school’s new principal at the start of term one. With the first flurry now behind him, he chatted last…

Staff are under pressure

Waipā staff painted a brutal picture this week of the pressure they are under to produce an Annual Plan by June 30. At the council’s Audit and Risk committee on Monday, staff revealed eight new…

Conservation expo a success

Organisers of Sunday’s Ecology Expo at Te Awamutu Museum are delighted with the uptake from the community. The expo was the second Tui & Tama Eco Expo held at the museum to coincide with Children’s…

Weather and road works

Meghan Hawkes looks at some the headlines in Waipa in 1937. A whirlwind hit the Orakau farm of Mr J Cullen causing extensive damage in just a few minutes. It demolished a milking shed and…

Cellphone tower up: council told to rethink its planning

Pirongia’s tower action group will argue it was a case of losing the plot. Late efforts to encourage a rethink of the site for Pirongia’s cell tower have failed – and led to calls for…

News in brief

Foundation’s help The Child Cancer Foundation is supporting about 1100 families nationwide. “Every week this year, three Kiwi families will be told the heartbreaking news that their child has cancer,” said chief executive Monica Briggs. “We don’t receive any…

Covid cash gets redirected

Just over $100,000 allocated by Waipā District Council to a Covid recovery fund will be returned unspent to council coffers where the community needs caused by the changing financial landscape is greater. The council approved…

Sell? We’d rather buy

Waipā mayor Susan O’Regan has confirmed her council has no intention of selling its shares in Hamilton Airport but could be in the market to buy more. Speaking to The News’ sister publication Waikato Business…

Peace pipe offered

Waipā councillors have extended an olive branch to opponents of the Te Awamutu War Memorial Park upgrades after an impassioned plea from community board chair Ange Holt. Fighting back tears, Holt told the Strategic, Planning…

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