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Sanctuary Mountain’s big day

About 100 supporters, sponsors and iwi marked the opening of Sanctuary Mountain’s new education centre this morning. Manu Korokii Education Centre has been 20 years…

Museum gems protected

Most objects in Te Awamutu Museum’s collection are safe in climate-controlled storage following the sudden decision to evacuate the museum’s Roche Street building three months…

Storm: how our mayor prepared

Susan O’Regan was only days into her new job as Waipā mayor late last year when she sought a briefing with the council’s Emergency Management…

United it stands…

A century after a community campaign  saw the establishment of Anzac Green in Te Awamutu, the same spirit is alive and well as plans proceed…

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Beale up sticks for pro career

One of the best hockey players Waipā has produced has secured a professional contract with a leading Dutch club. Jackson Beale, 18, will make his…

BMX club celebrates

The Te Awamutu BMX club returned from racing in the South Island Titles BMX event with five champions. Darci Dumbell, 8 year old girls, Baiden…

Golfers support chopper trust

Waipā golf clubs will continue a long tradition of supporting the Waikato Westpac rescue helicopter service next week. A full field of 34 four-player teams…

Special times at the Olympics

It’s the only sporting event I can recall where the competitors make a point of  approaching the media to say hello. The national Special Olympics…