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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….

When The Heat Is On…

The weather was a scorcher – but the on-course action was just as hot in Otorohanga on Saturday. Firefighters from as far afield as West Auckland and Taranaki converged for the Otorohanga Volunteer Fire Brigade…

Vape store owner hits back

A vape store owner in Te Awamutu says he wants to set the record straight following a call by Waipa and Auckland principals to usher in strict regulations on the growing trend of nicotine delivery….

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