Johnathan sets the strategy

Johnathan sets the strategy

You could call Johnathan Tan a general dogsbody and he would not care; he is always up for a challenge. Creating strategy, managing risk and helping businesses grow is what is more important for him….

Three of the best for BMX club 

The Te Awamutu BMX Club is celebrating after one of its members picked up a Commonwealth Games gold medal and two others shone at the BMX world champs – where one finished with a ranking…

Mayoral race: now it’s four

Two more candidates have put their hands up for the Waipā mayoralty. But only Bernard Westerbaan’s nomination had been acknowledged by elections.nz when this edition went to press. Kihikihi based Westerbaan, a ratepayers group member…

Who would you vote for as mayor?

The results of our online survey are in. Susan O’Regan was a runaway winner for mayor in The News’ first online poll of the local body elections. But the result shows she proved more savvy…

500 new sections to open up

A couple known for running antique shops have opened the door to a 500-home neighbourhood just 1500 metres from Te Awamutu’s town centre. It is the latest in a series of new residential developments for…

Welcome to the elections

We are now in election mode – welcome to the season where candidates put up their signs, come looking for your votes by door knocking and seek out photo opportunities. Elections give residents a vital…

Brylee and the PM

Te Awamutu College student Brylee Gibbes represented Taranaki-King Country MP Barbara Kuriger in New Zealand’s youth parliament this week. Brylee was joined by Otorohanga’s Kahurangi Katipa-Maikuku representing Angela Roberts while Cambridge students Meghana Gaddam and…

“Coming out” questions

Bex Fraser says “coming out” might be easier these days, but there’s still plenty of people who worry about reactions from family, friends or workmates. “I came out as bisexual and non-binary in the Waikato…

Waipā’s new seven of the best 

Waipā has acknowledged another seven of its finest – including six from Te Awamutu. The latest inductees to the Te Awamutu Walk of Fame announced this week are father and son wrestlers Brian and Shane…

Season over for Te Awamutu 

    Hautapu’s win in the battle for Waipā rugby supremacy at the weekend ended the season for Te Awamutu Sports. Hautapu saw off Te Awamutu 32-3 in a sudden death clash. Tairoa Crean played…