Massage marathon a success

Massage marathon a success

Fundraising efforts by the Elite School of Beauty and Spa and Melville community have raised close to $5000 for Tyson Hollran and his family. Tyson, 12, is battling acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. A fundraiser which included…

Fluoride twist

The Te Awamutu Community Board has passed a motion that recommends a health warning be added to water rates, to warn ratepayers of fluoride. Board member Kane Titchener presented the motion to the board at…

Hurrell: Five terms are enough

Te Awamutu Community Board member Richard Hurrell will walk away from local body politics in October. He has decided not to stand for a sixth term – and revealed he is not happy with how…

‘Repair shop’ rallies

Te Awamutu’s very own “Repair Shop” has been given overwhelming support after thieves raided their headquarters last week. When Menz Shed life member Clive Partington was first to arrive at their building last Thursday he…

Tools stolen

Close to $3800 worth of tools were stolen from Menz Shed’s Te Awamutu branch last night. “I am absolutely gutted for my members, the men get a lot of enjoyment from those tools,” said Menz…

The stories behind genealogy

Boards of family history are being displayed around Te Awamutu in celebration of Family History Month. The boards share the stories of research done by Te Awamutu New Zealand Society 0f Genealogists  (NZSG) members. “This…

Students support Tyson

Students from the Hamilton based Elite School of Beauty and Spa will participate in an all-day massage marathon to support Tyson Hollran through his battle with cancer. When The News first met Tyson in February,…

Search for Colin’s medals

A Waipā veteran is on a quest to recover his grandfather’s missing army service medals. “It is to preserve family history,” said troop sergeant (retired), Colin Parkinson. Colin, 69, told The News that he discovered…

Three seats to contest on school board 

“The more we can get it out there and have people interested in it the better,” says Te Awamutu College’s Board of Trustees chair Craig Yarndley. The country is going to the polls this year…

Making a space for youth

A Te Awamutu community leader has created what he hopes will be a safe space for young people to thrive and meet. “It is an opportunity for the youth of Te Awamutu to come out…