Green shoots look good 

Green shoots look good 

Te Awamutu Community Board Column   One month after elections we are already seeing early indications of positive change for our community boards as a result of last year’s review.  All interactions with councillors and staff…

Dealing with fire works 

Over the last few weeks since Guy Fawkes’ I have had several complaints come through about fireworks and the poor behaviour of some towards them. This is an old story that just never goes away….

Heat undoes road works

Fresh repairs completed on a Te Awamutu road have been partially undone due to an unexpectedly warm weather. Puniu Road is causing frustration for council, contractors, and residents because unexpected warm weather melted the bitumen…

Morgan tunes into the US

Former Te Awamutu College student Morgan Ellis is on a two week internship in the United States. Ellis has been working remotely from New Zealand as an artist and repertoire intern for Artist Partner Group…

Airport comes flying back

Hamilton Airport says passenger numbers have bounced back to pre-pandemic levels ahead of the first post-pandemic summer. Numbers varied greatly during the pandemic and the April-June 2021 quarter, when international borders were closed, saw a…

Party time: so plan properly 

Recently I have been speaking to safety around alcohol. With the hot weather now upon us and coming to the end of the year I thought I should follow up with advice around managing alcohol…

Fluoride – no mystery here

The News ran an article in September headlined Fluoride call still a mystery. I’m not sure why The News is still finding the fluoride “call” a mystery. Perhaps they’re not listening to and reporting facts…

The view from behind the bar 

Last week I wrote about the concept of planning before you party. This week I’d like to continue on that trope. The Sale and Supply of Liquor Act is the law that governs how alcohol…

Council building, museum closed immediately

Waipā District Council has evacuated the Te Awamutu Museum and an adjacent staff building following a seismic assessment, it said in a media release today. Chief executive Garry Dyet made the evacuation call today, following…

And your representatives are… 

Waipā District Council (Final results in full below) Susan O’Regan Andrew Brown Lou Brown Phillip Coles Roger Gordon Marcus Gower Mike Montgomerie Mike Pettit Takena Stirling Liz Stolwyk Clare St Pierre Bruce Thomas Waikato Regional…