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Waipā’s Covid bounce back has begun with domestic tourism credit card spending and visitor night stays above the New Zealand average and the best in the Waikato. Figures released by Hamilton and Waikato Tourism this…

Mayor on the offensive

Waipā mayor Jim Mylchreest has lashed out again at the Government for its “contempt” of local government through its proposed reforms. And he and fellow Te Awamutu representative Lou Brown are scathing of Local Government…

‘Waipā’ airport jets ahead

Expect to see jet planes over Waipā skies. Waikato Regional Airport Ltd, which operates Hamilton Airport on behalf of five local authorities including Waipā district, has revealed plans to develop a new corporate jet precinct…

Council jobs offered back

Five Waipā staffers laid off because they refused to have Covid vaccinations have been offered their jobs back. Council chief executive Gary Dyet has told The News “in light of the changing circumstances” and new…

Pirongia Memorial Hall – A dual purpose

Benjamin Wilson continues our new series – Halls of fame – where we look at the history of some notable Waipā landmarks. “Not an Obelisk of stone but a memorial of utility, where the people…

A kaleidoscope of colour

Kaleidoscope of Colour, a Te Awamutu Museum exhibition that showcases artists from the Enrich Plus Art Centre and Gallery programme, opens tomorrow. The exhibition also celebrates Autism Acceptance Day and Autism Acceptance Month. Enrich Plus…

Local history welcomed

Waipā schools are welcoming a change to the curriculum that will require students to have a greater understanding of local history. “It is important, it is part of who we are. It is what makes…

‘Like the wild west’

A letter writing campaign is calling for more police resources to be directed to fight the country’s rampant increase of antisocial driving. In Waipā, 386 complaints of antisocial driving incidents were received by police last…

One for the history books 

Francis Joseph Krippner celebrated his 90th birthday at the start of this month Aware of her dad’s mortality, Maree Smith asked The News to share some of the wealth of local history that her father…

New look for TGH 

Tainui Group Holdings has today launched a new brand identity. The brand was launched by chair Hinerangi Raumati-Tu’ua at the Tārangawaewae Marae poukai at Ngāruawāhia and follows an extensive consultation and design process. Mrs Raumati-Tu’ua…

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