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Planners point finger

Act will ‘pit public against council’ Two Waipā planners have lashed out at the government for its controversial housing intensification plans which they say is heavy handed and will change the face of the district….

Hurrell: Five terms are enough

Te Awamutu Community Board member Richard Hurrell will walk away from local body politics in October. He has decided not to stand for a sixth term – and revealed he is not happy with how…

‘Repair shop’ rallies

Te Awamutu’s very own “Repair Shop” has been given overwhelming support after thieves raided their headquarters last week. When Menz Shed life member Clive Partington was first to arrive at their building last Thursday he…

Exclusive – Rimmington Returns

Ousted Waikato Regional Council chair Russ Rimmington is back on the hustings and is promising to have a team to challenge for seats. Rimmington, a former Hamilton mayor, was thought a year ago to have…

Consents up, time down 

Waipā council staff are catching up with processing consents and taking less time to do so, District Growth and Regulatory Services manager Wayne Allan told this week’s Strategic Planning and Policy committee. In the quarter…

‘Menacing’ dog numbers up 

Waipā’s menacing and dangerous dog population has increased, Animal Control statistics released this week for the year ended June 30 show. The district has 135 menacing dogs – up from 118 the previous year. Menacing…

Tools stolen

Close to $3800 worth of tools were stolen from Menz Shed’s Te Awamutu branch last night. “I am absolutely gutted for my members, the men get a lot of enjoyment from those tools,” said Menz…

The stories behind genealogy

Boards of family history are being displayed around Te Awamutu in celebration of Family History Month. The boards share the stories of research done by Te Awamutu New Zealand Society 0f Genealogists  (NZSG) members. “This…

Students support Tyson

Students from the Hamilton based Elite School of Beauty and Spa will participate in an all-day massage marathon to support Tyson Hollran through his battle with cancer. When The News first met Tyson in February,…

Search for Colin’s medals

A Waipā veteran is on a quest to recover his grandfather’s missing army service medals. “It is to preserve family history,” said troop sergeant (retired), Colin Parkinson. Colin, 69, told The News that he discovered…

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