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Chamber change at the top – again 

Four months after appointing a new chief executive Te Awamutu Chamber of Commerce has found another to fill the recently vacant role. Kerrianne Krelle has been appointed to the role of Chamber chief, replacing Regan McCorquindale who…

Change at top for Seed charity 

  The outgoing chief executive of Seed Waikato, Gemma Major, says she is proud of what the organisation has done since launching in 2017 and says it has been a privilege to see how powerful…

Caitlyn’s College cuisine

Caitlyn Blakely didn’t believe she won a place in a national cooking competition. The winner of the National Secondary Schools Culinary Competition (NSSCC) Waikato regional final took a call from her teacher Will Cawkwell who…

Gwynne Shield girl power  

While the Gwynne Shield showed off the dazzling talent from some of the region’s next generation of rugby stars it’s the girls who have been showing what they can do as the women’s game continues…

Farmers take over streets in protest

Blair Voorend was in Te Awamutu with this camera when the rural protest hit town. Thanks too to Helen Knight for providing shots from Ōtorohanga and Te Awamutu. It was gridlock in Te Awamutu as…

Te Awamutu’s COVID-19 vaccination centre set to open

From building projects to building immunity, the former Bunnings site in Te Awamutu is about to take on a new life as a COVID-19 vaccination centre. The building, now owned by Waipā District Council, will…

Counselling a success story – help needed 

A free counselling service rolled out in Te Awamutu schools is clocking up a series of wins – and it’s hoped to continue extending the programme with community backing. The service may be free, but…

Push needed for community-focused complex

Progress on building a $3.3 million regional community complex in Te Awamutu has reached a critical stage, with much said to be hinging on the success of upcoming discussions with key players. Those behind the…

Opinion: Minding our language 

By Peter Carr  From time to time most people reflect on what is around them and how their surroundings affect their daily lives. Surroundings may include one’s home, village, weather, personal relationships and often matters…

Three Te Awamutu finalists in national art awards

Three entries from The Art House in Te Awamutu have made the finals of the IHC New Zealand Art Awards. Pauline Beuno, Peter Crawford and Sarah Griffin all participate in Enrich+’s Supported Activities art programme…

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