Expo will have news on stream

Expo will have news on stream

Information on the progress being made on an ecological corridor linking Maungatautari and Pirongia maunga will form part of an Ecology Expo taking place at the Te Awamutu Museum on Sunday. The event brings together…

Historians set a sales target

The Te Awamutu community is being asked to help preserve its history by supporting a pre-sales format to bring a unique publishing project to fruition. Sandra Metcalfe and Alan Hall – both members of the…

Celtic start to Heritage Month

Waipā District Libraries launched its annual Heritage Month last week with a talk on New Zealanders who have Scottish and Irish blood coursing through their veins. ‘Southern Celts’ was hosted at Cambridge Library by Celine…

Eight Ball: it’s talk, not chalk

Members of the Eight Ball Group are used to being quizzed on the origins of their name. The reason has more to do with physiology than pool, it seems, because the four men who started…

Another chapter for Donna

An overheard remark from a child entering the building had new Te Awamutu library supervisor Donna Wilson tickled pink. Sighing audibly at the doorway, the youngster stopped and said: “Mum, I love the library and…

Social agency on overtime

Te Awamutu’s social services agency, Kainga Aroha Community House, faced an unprecedented level of challenges last year. The need for assistance ballooned to such a point that Kainga Aroha remained operational throughout Christmas and New…

Paul’s on the money

2023 Person of the Year   Paul Walker – the ultra-unassuming winner of this year’s Te Awamutu News Person of the Year award. If you want to get a kid to do something, dangle the…

The ploughman’s legacy

Obituary: GRAHAM FREEGARD: 10th October 1931 – 3rd DECEMBER 2023 Graham Freegard – a man known as much for his ploughing skills and love of tractors as for his brightly painted tin hat – died…

Pirongia toasts 150 years

When they talk about whanau at Pirongia School, they really mean it. The school, which marked its 150th anniversary this year, is one of the oldest in the district.  Topping all the delights of its…

Rose gardens praised

International rosarians Michael Marriott and Paul Zimmerman were quite taken by Te Awamutu when they dropped in with 20 international rose fans last week. Both offered fulsome praise for the town’s rose beds at the…