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Don’t be pipped at the post

Another word of warning this week, this time around mail order items. You will have seen the glossy catalogues that arrive in the mail sometimes.  Mail order companies often try to lure us in with…

Response programme hailed 

A free online tool launched in Hamilton to support communities through Covid is helping hundreds of Waipā people. ‘Here to help u’ is a community response website aimed at making it easier for people to…

Making noise at the library

Ukulele players from around the region gathered outside Te Awamutu Library last Saturday to enjoy a few hours’ strumming and a variety of open mic performances. The ukulele jam in Selwyn Park was timed to…

Barking up the wrong tree

Waipā dog registration fees have been set for the year, but one district councillor wants to know why rural dog owners do not get a discount for neutering their dogs. The council’s full schedule of…

Cadets graduate with class

Enrich Group’s relationship with the Hamilton City Cadet Unit was to the fore again with chief executive Karen Scott a guest at the unit’s pass out graduation. Karen, Hamilton mayor Paula Southgate and the unit’s…

Toxic algae found in Lake Ngā Roto

Dog owners have been advised to be vigilant after algal bloom (cyanobacteria) was found in the north-western area of Lake Ngā Roto. Waipā District Council’s customer and community services group manager Sally Sheedy said while…

Move along – nothing to see here

The environment is at no risk from the workings of an illegal quarry at Maungatautari, a Waikato Regional Council incident response officer has told the man who alerted the council to its existence. In an…

Unlocking secret papers

Previously ‘public excluded’ reports and information from Waipā District Council could be released following a decision this week by councillors. Legal counsel Diana Aquilina told the council if somebody made a request for a previously…

Marae civil defence explored

Civil Defence staff are exploring the role marae could play in emergencies. “There has been an expectation that most, mainly rural marae would be stood up as a Civil Defence Centre or a Community Led…

How low can the dumpers go?

A Te Awamutu opportunity shop is “angry and frustrated” at people who have dumped domestic rubbish in front of their store. “If it is left there, it gets wet, and the smell comes right through…

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