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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Saturday Jul 23, 2022

Cambridge Library celebrates 150 years of service to the Cambridge and Waipā community on 9 July 2022, having first opened on 9 July 1872. We speak to Rosemary Bublitz who worked for the library for almost 50 years.

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.

Tour Aotearoa with Jason Mouat

Saturday Oct 23, 2021

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. 

Tibet with Chris Smiley

Monday Apr 19, 2021

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.

Monday Feb 15, 2021

Waipa District Libraries is replacing its paper forms with online methods of signing up to our libraries. We take a look back at some of the terms and conditions of library membership. Some were before their time.

Friday Apr 17, 2020

Preparations are underway for the Te Awamutu Library to reopen. Referencing the Waipa Post and Waikato Times.

Monday Apr 06, 2020

Join us for the report of the Te Awamutu Library Annual Meeting of subscribers 1932 as published in the Waipa Post 5 November 1932, courtesy of digital content supplied by NZME.

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