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Board’s poser: show us a sign

High school students may be asked to design a new sign welcoming motorists to Te Awamutu. Te Awamutu and Kihikihi Community Board member Jill Taylor…

Talking water, not mergers

Waikato mayors including Waipā and its King Country neighbours, will be meeting soon to discuss a water services entity. And Ōtorohanga mayor Max Baxter is…

Time to “zhuzh up” the main street

Te Awamutu and Kihikihi Community Board chair Ange Holt wants to get plans to “zhuzh up” Alexandra Street in Waipā District Council’s long term plan….

Call to dredge Ngā Roto

Ngā Roto Sailing Club is asking Waipā District Council to clean up Lake Ngā Roto by dredging it. Water quality at the largest of the…

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Waipa visitors win at Kihikihi

Cambridge Bowling Club was well represented  at Kihikihi’s tournament last week – and celebrated a win. Winter ills, and the weather, cast their shadow on…

Pride of Ōtorohanga now an All Black

Chiefs rugby star Cortez Ratima is now an All Black and the news has his family and friends thrilled, but not surprised. As a “motocross…

Shield has fans fizzing

The Rams and their supporters are said to be champing at the bit ahead of King Country’s Ranfurly Shield game against Hawkes Bay next Wednesday…

Praise for coaching ‘legend’

There was one person mentioned repeatedly after Te Awamutu Intermediate came third at the Waikato Intermediate and Middle Schools hockey tournament this month – coach…

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Words matter

I am sitting in Tenerife, a volcanic island with a very volcanically active past, chatting with linguist Dr Hannah Little from the UK about how…

Social times and farm work

The Punga Maru Stud, a splendidly equipped pig farm close to Te Awamutu comprised 75 acres and was situated in a well-sheltered and well-drained valley…

Helping community thrive

When I was a child, my parents would often host a party on a Saturday night. Guests would arrive with a flagon and a plate…

Time to go

I am about 18,000 km way from home alongside a lava flow that destroyed communities in 2021. Here in La Palma, in the Canary Islands…