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We hope you will find the following podcasts and interviews both interesting and informative.
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Author month 2022
Dawn McMillan is a local New Zealand author of fiction and non-fiction titles for children. One of her most memorable publications to date is I need a new Bum (and other stories) which has been entertaining children and their parents and caregivers for the last 10 years. We talk to Dawn about this hilarious tale and her other works.
No stranger to Waipā District Libraries, we interview Cambridge local Nikki Crutchley - Author as part of Author Month 2022. We talk to Nikki about her latest release, To the Sea, her first book to be traditionally published through HarperCollins Publishers Australia, as well as what's on the horizon.
He's the author of popular titles such as Johnny Danger, The Invincibles, Dinos on the Bus and Pigs in Sheds. Amongst other things, we talk to Peter about his experience as an author and the influence his time on his Uncle's farm in Kihikihi and Te Awamutu had on his writing.
Heritage Month 2022 - Club Oral History Project
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.
Get Active 2022
We talk to Cambridge local, Jason Mouat, about his first Tour Aotearoa, as part of Get Active 2021.
We talk with Prab Singh (Jetts Fitness Te Awamutu) as part of Get Active 2021.
Author Talk with Stephanie Parkyn, author of Into the World and Josephine's Garden. Her new book, The Freedom of Birds, launches in December 2021.
The Missing Files, recorded with permission from author Scott Bainbridge (part 4/4).
The Missing Files, recorded with permission from author Scott Bainbridge (part 3/4).
The Missing Files, recorded with permission from author Scott Bainbridge (part 2/4).
The Missing Files, recorded with permission from author Scott Bainbridge (part 1/4).
Tibet with Chris Smiley (you can follow the podcast with the image display here).
A Writer's Journey - Graeme Woodfield
Minutes of the first meeting of the newly elected Cambridge Library Committee:
Cambridge Public Library 21 March 1911:
By-laws: Cambridge Public Library 7 Nov 1922
Te Awamutu Library - Proposed new site 1931:
Te Awamutu Library - Site Discussions 1932:
Te Awamutu Library Annual Meeting 1932:
Te Awamutu Library Preparations and Reopening March/April 1933:
The naming of Cambridge:
Plough of the Pakeha:
The View from Pirongia:
Frontier Town: A History of Te Awamutu:
Plaque for Redoubt Site:
Te Awamutu 'Thirty Years Ago' 26 November 1931:
Posted on 06 May 2022
Waipā District Libraries is pleased to support New Zealand Music Month. This year's theme is 'Level up your Local Talent'.
In the spirit of this year's theme we had sisters Ava (Clarinet) and Elise (Guitar) both from Cambridge High School playing Saturday 7 May, followed by Bluegrass Band, Bowstring (Steve, Colin and Anne), on Saturday 14 May.