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It’s Paddy’s festival too

Alana Mackay is convinced having the Cambridge Autumn Festival’s Main Street carnival and art market on St Patrick’s Day will be a huge boost for the event. Now into its 14th year, the festival kicks…

A good result

A near miss between a Fonterra tanker and a Ōhaupō Primary school cyclist last year has had a positive outcome. The dairy company and the school asked Waipā council’s Road Safety team for help. Thirty-one…

Historians set a sales target

The Te Awamutu community is being asked to help preserve its history by supporting a pre-sales format to bring a unique publishing project to fruition. Sandra Metcalfe and Alan Hall – both members of the…

Sidhu’s farm commission

Andrew Flay is not sure why his farm was selected for a visit from Australian High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu, but he made certain she had a real ‘down on the farm’ experience. Sidhu, who was…

Pirongia bar licence denied

Pirongia’s Five Stags is losing its licence from May 19. The announcement was made on the Waipā District Council website this week. The News understood the licence for the Five Stags in Pirongia was about…

Going to the next stage

From the outskirts of New Jersey to Chicago. Last year’s highly successful Te Awamutu College stage production of the Addams Family has provided impetus for the establishment of a new Te Awamutu Youth Theatre. The…

News in brief

Billie Brown-Wahanui, formerly of Te Awamutu College, recently graduated from Waikato University with a Bachelor of Communication which she puts to good use in her role as marketing and campaign coordinator at Houston Technology.  She…

Pirongia licence declined

Update 19 February 3pm – Waipā District Council media release An application for a renewal of an on-licence at the Five Stags Restaurant and Bar in Pirongia has been declined. The failed bid to renew…

Memorial Park playground upgrade

Waipā District Council has taken another step forward with its work at Te Awamutu’s War Memorial Park. Early stages have been met with stiff opposition – what do you think of this plan? Let us…

Celtic start to Heritage Month

Waipā District Libraries launched its annual Heritage Month last week with a talk on New Zealanders who have Scottish and Irish blood coursing through their veins. ‘Southern Celts’ was hosted at Cambridge Library by Celine…

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