Dean Taylor, Editor
The Waipa Post has been part of the district since 1911 when AG Warburton started the Waipa Post from his Alexandra Street premises in Te Awamutu.
In 1936 the name was changed to Te Awamutu Courier, but this year we re-introduced the Waipa Post as a weekly newspaper to serve the entire Waipa community.
Waipa Post is delivered free to all homes in Te Awamutu, Cambridge and districts and is the only newspaper to bring news and views that are important to the whole district.
The new product also carries The Country - both as pages within the main publication on a weekly basis and once a month as a rural liftout.
The Waipa district, which includes the towns Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Kihikihi, Pirongia, Ohaupo and Leamington, has a rich agricultural heritage, with a strong dairy farming base, but also sheep and beef and thoroughbred horse studs, as well as deer and fruit. The annual National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek in Waipa is the nation's largest such event and attracts visitors from far and wide.
In recent years the district marked 150 years since the Land Wars of 1964 and subsequent settlement by Pakeha and growth of the towns and villages.
"Waipa Post is delivered free to all homes in Te Awamutu, Cambridge and districts and is the only newspaper to bring news and views that are important to the whole district."
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