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Bring out your waste!

Waipā farmers and growers are being given an opportunity to dispose of unwanted chemicals, used oil and scrap metal. They can register for a free One-Stop Shop, to be opened in the district for the…

Getting items back in fashion

A series of workshops at Te Awamutu Museum this month could be the gift that keeps on giving for those who want to make stylish clothes using recycled materials. Led by Taupō fashion designer Connie…

New Year’s messages from community leaders

By Ange Holt Chairperson, Te Awamutu Community Board Welcome to 2021.  I do hope you have had a lovely Christmas break with family and friends. The Te Awamutu Community Board has a busy year in…

We’re on track for May

The country’s first synthetic racetrack will host a full meeting at Cambridge in May. Cambridge Jockey Club opened the new track last year and it has been given the thumbs up by trainers. The 30,000-plus…

The changing face of TA’s community chamber

The role played by Te Awamutu’s Chamber of Commerce through the challenges of 2020 has helped swell its ranks and set it up well for a more inclusive 2021. Membership is around 109, up some…

Council explains 10 year vision

Social resilience, culture and heritage, a sustainable environment, and supporting a thriving economy will shape Council’s priorities for the next decade. Waipā District Council checked with Waipā communities earlier this year to begin planning for…

POY: Making a difference

Chris Graham’s boxing academy’s 2020 recipient of the Police Commissioner Andrew Coster’s “Challenge Coin” is Raureti Ngaheu. The award is given for ‘demonstrating and role modelling the values of the Te Awamutu Boxing Academy and…

Season’s greetings from our local religious leaders

Captain Shaun Baker Salvation Army Officer For me, Christmas is and always has been that time of year where family can come together and enjoy each other’s company, eat a nice meal together and swap…

Water works ahead of schedule

Te Awamutu could have its new water supply up and running three months early, thanks to progress on new water pipes and a treatment plant. Te Awamutu could have its new water supply on tap…

Road works: where the delays are

Motorists planning a festive holiday trip in the Waikato or Bay of Plenty are being urged to plan ahead, drive with care and be aware of construction sites on state highways on their travels. Waka…

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