Waipa District Libraries

Welcome to Waipā District Libraries. Located in the Waikato region in New Zealand's central North Island, we have two libraries, in Te Awamutu and Cambridge. Our podcasts will share amongst other things our rich history.

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Episodes

Thursday Feb 10, 2022

The Cambridge Bowling Club was first established by Walter Wright in 1898. The current club house dates back to 1914. We speak to current President Graeme Henshaw about the Club's history as part of Waipa District Libraries Club Oral History Project for Heritage Month 2022.

Saturday Oct 23, 2021

Waipa District Libraries are running a Get Active programme, and what better person to talk to than someone who has ridden the length of New Zealand. We talk to Cambridge local Jason Mouat about his experience on his first Tour Aotearoa.

Friday Oct 08, 2021

Get Active 2021 is an initiative of Waipa District Libraries. We talk to Prab Singh (Jetts Fitness Te Awamutu) about weight loss and exercise.

Friday Sep 24, 2021

Waipa District Libraries had the pleasure of hosting New Zealand author Stephanie Parkyn for the launch of her book Josephine's Garden in December 2019. This December, Steph will be launching her next historical fiction novel, The Freedom of Birds, which we will again be hosting the launch for. 

Friday Aug 27, 2021

According to the New Zealand Police, around 8000 people go missing in this country every year. While 95 per cent of these people are found within 14 days, there remains a small number of people who are never found. In The Missing Files Scott Bainbridge investigates the cases of 15 of these people. Thank you to Scott for granting permission to share his work by allowing us to read it online.

Tuesday Aug 24, 2021

According to the New Zealand Police, around 8000 people go missing in this country every year. While 95 per cent of these people are found within 14 days, there remains a small number of people who are never found. In The Missing Files Scott Bainbridge investigates the cases of 15 of these people. Thank you to Scott for granting permission to share his work by allowing us to read it online.

Sunday Aug 22, 2021

According to the New Zealand Police, around 8000 people go missing in this country every year. While 95 per cent of these people are found within 14 days, there remains a small number of people who are never found. In The Missing Files Scott Bainbridge investigates the cases of 15 of these people. Thank you to Scott for granting permission to share his work by allowing us to read it online. This is the case of missing scout leader, Kenneth Balfour. 

Friday Aug 20, 2021

According to the New Zealand Police, around 8000 people go missing in this country every year. While 95 per cent of these people are found within 14 days, there remains a small number of people who are never found. In The Missing Files Scott Bainbridge investigates the cases of 15 of these people. Thank you to Scott for granting permission to share his work by allowing us to read it online. This is the case of missing scout leader, Kenneth Balfour.

Monday Apr 19, 2021

Learn a little bit about Tibet through images and commentary with library patron Chris Smiley who visited Lhasa with his wife Hilary in October 2018. Images are on display for a limited time in Cambridge Library.

Thursday Mar 11, 2021

Graeme Woodfield is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. He is a transfusion medicine specialist and author.   A writer's journey covers Graeme's three books Jack Lovelock (Athlete and Doctor), No Ordinary Man (Sir Arthur Porritt) and his latest book Alcohol, A dangerous love affair.

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