Artists in holiday expo

Artists in holiday expo

Four Waipā artists with decades of experience between them – three from the Te Awamutu area and one from Cambridge – are taking part in a school holidays art exhibition at Te Awamutu’s Burchell Pavilion,…

A special lunch for the seniors

Te Awamutu Māori Women’s Welfare League (MWWL) president Rosemary Murray described Saturday’s Matariki lunch for seniors as an “auspicious moment” for all concerned. This year’s lunch was held in the league’s neighbouring Anglican Church hall….

 Kaipaki’s Elwyn steps down 

Waipā stalwart Elwyn Bradley will leave a legacy of community service in her wake when she retires as Kaipaki Hall secretary/treasurer on June 29. She been hall secretary for 46 years, and for about three…

Response programme hailed 

A free online tool launched in Hamilton to support communities through Covid is helping hundreds of Waipā people. ‘Here to help u’ is a community response website aimed at making it easier for people to…

Making noise at the library

Ukulele players from around the region gathered outside Te Awamutu Library last Saturday to enjoy a few hours’ strumming and a variety of open mic performances. The ukulele jam in Selwyn Park was timed to…

Art centre stalwart’s work displayed 

Linda Bannister is the next Rosebank Art Centre artist displaying her work at the Te Awamutu Library’s current series of art exhibitions. She is displaying and selling 21 of her works at the library until…

Jigsaw competition a winner

A new competition run by Waipā District Libraries during the April school holidays found a clever solution to the problem of jigsaws made maddeningly frustrating through lost bits. ‘Jigsaw Art’ ran across both Cambridge and…

Country Church’s special role 

Members of the Patriots Defence Force Motorcycle Club acknowledged lifelong links to fallen servicemen when they rode in to join Sunday’s pre-Anzac Day commemorative service at Pukeatua War Memorial Church. The village church is one…

African flavour to art expo 

A South African-born dairy farmer who has called Te Awamutu home for almost 30 years is exhibiting his paintings at Te Awamutu Library until May 10. For Peter Korkie bringing his art to a public…

We still remember them

Regional leaders told those at Te Awamutu’s Anzac Day civic ceremony to value and protect the freedoms for which the Anzacs fought and died. In his address to the hundreds attending the mid-morning commemoration, Waipā…