King Country couple take new dealership to Fieldays

King Country couple take new dealership to Fieldays

Ōtorohanga musicians and entrepreneurs, Allan and Jan Barclay, will be at the National Fieldays later this month to help market the grunty petrol and electric Tuatara ATV, said to be one of the best vehicles…

Portrait artist’s deeper look

Through all the freewheeling, travelling days of her life, artist Deborah ‘Debsi’ Gillespie stayed true to her core objective – to capture the essence, or inner spirit, of those whose portraits she paints. Judging from…

A time to reminisce

Geoff Wright has been following events around Queen Elizabeth’s death with a sense of nostalgia only a few could appreciate. Before moving from his home in England to New Zealand in 2007, the Kihikihi resident…

Mayor counters rival’s claims

Concerns around local government bureaucracy, support for business, youth opportunities, and balancing growth with the preservation of Waipa’s core values were expressed at Monday’s ‘Meet the next Waipā Mayor’ gathering at the Cambridge Town Hall….

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…