Local News

Four chase Waipa seats

There will be at least one new Waikato King Country representative on the regional council when votes are counted in the local body elections. Stu Kneebone’s constituency colleague, Andrew MacPherson, was not among the nominees…

Children put burglars to shame

Te Awamutu Primary School students responded to the news that their town’s “repair shop” had been the target of a burglary, and have raised more than $1000 in support of Menz Shed. “We saw they…

Strike two: thieves return

Te Awamutu’s Menz Shed has lost thousands of dollars to thieves just days after lamenting a burglary which also saw expensive tools stolen. “I think the whole shed is just gutted, absolutely gutted,” said Menz…

Stand and deliver

Today The News introduces the 23 candidates who are running for mayor or a seat on the Waipā District Council. At a time when convincing people to stand – or remain on council – may…

Johnathan sets the strategy

You could call Johnathan Tan a general dogsbody and he would not care; he is always up for a challenge. Creating strategy, managing risk and helping businesses grow is what is more important for him….

Interest high in board seats

When nominations closed for the Waipā District Council local elections at midday on Friday, the fears there would not be enough candidates for a genuine election dissipated immediately. A flurry of people had come forward….

Why spatial plans are vital

Kirsty Downey understands why people’s eyes glaze over when she talks about Ahu Ake, Waipā’s spatial plan. “We don’t want this to be a document that sits on the shelf,” says Downey, the council’s Strategy…

Massage marathon a success

Fundraising efforts by the Elite School of Beauty and Spa and Melville community have raised close to $5000 for Tyson Hollran and his family. Tyson, 12, is battling acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. A fundraiser which included…

Third bridge: ‘do it now’

Mayoral candidate Chris Woodhams has fired the opening salvo in the race for the top job by saying if elected, he would “build a bridge” across the Waikato River. The need for a third bridge…

Fluoride twist

The Te Awamutu Community Board has passed a motion that recommends a health warning be added to water rates, to warn ratepayers of fluoride. Board member Kane Titchener presented the motion to the board at…

1 86 87 88 89 90 161