Bunnings goes, space for rent

Bunnings goes, space for rent

  A major retailer which shut up shop in Waipā last week is remaining tight-lipped on what will occupy the two sizeable retail spaces left vacant by its departure. The collective jobs of more than…

Pirongia society celebrates

  The Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society has recorded one of the busiest 12 months in its 15-year history despite having to “adapt quickly” to the unprecedented challenges of Covid-19. A total of…

Tracking towards a new future

The 105-year-old Waipa Racing Club looks set to continue as a training track with trial dates despite being excluded from next season’s racing calendar. President Doug Hurrell has told to the News four trial dates…

Playground hit the right chord

    A swinging benefactor in a beanie and a guitar-strumming principal brought a lighter touch to the opening of a new senior playground at Paterangi School. Monday’s opening marked the launch of the new…

Archer the Ace

  By Andy McGechan It was probably just a matter of time before Kiwi dirt bike ace Rachael Archer topped the podium in the United States. The 18-year-old from Ngaroma, near Te Awamutu, has long…

Meat the competition

  Te Awamutu’s James Beattie wants the way he undertakes his craft to be a cut above. It’s with that goal in mind the third-year Pak ’n Save Te Awamutu apprentice butcher has entered the…

Three in a row

A lockdown initiative to simply check on customers has resulted in Wilks Penny Motorcycles Te Awamutu leading the pack. When the Covid-19 pandemic struck, many essential businesses and their staff nationwide had to find ways…

Battling for baby William

Seven-week-old William Cameron snuggles into his mum Nicole’s arms. As he drifts off to sleep he reaches a tiny hand out in search of one of her fingers. He finds it, grabs it, squeezes and…

Board wants revamp, by George

Te Awamutu Community board wants plans to improve the George St carpark area accelerated. The call formed part of the board’s submission to Waipā District Council 2020-21 draft annual plan. Speaking to an extraordinary meeting…

Great news for Movie-goers

Reel talk – Te Awamutu’s Regent Theatre, has a mid-July re-opening slated post Covid-19. “There’s been a lot of interest in when we’ll be back up and running, owner operator Allan Webb told the News….