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Christmas challenge on drugs

Donna Stanley says the challenge is to do it for yourself and do it one day at a time. And if that’s too hard, then do it one hour at a time Donna does it…

Silver lining to enviro work

Te Awamutu Primary School earned a Silver Award in the national Enviroschools programme. “The Enviroschools facilitator came to visit recently and reflected with the children on what we have been doing at the school,” the…

Jock’s birthday treat

Jock Sinclair celebrated his 87th birthday last weekend – by winning the Te Awamutu Bowling Club’s championship pairs with Terry Young. Jock’s enjoyed his share of club successes in 45 years playing the game –…

Floating through our town

A high-spirited crowd and great weather conditions made for a picture perfect 2020 Christmas Parade in Te Awamutu. The joint Te Awamutu Rotary and Waikato Construction Management Ltd (WCML) event saw hundreds of spectators line…

Park plan – it’s a 2021 call

Decisions on the controversial revamp of Te Awamutu’s 65-year-old War Memorial Park will be made next year. The Waipā District Council told the Te Awamutu News this week that the strong sentiment of submissions had…

The meth fighters

Do you need help? Go to antipministry.com When calls went out on social media this week for a march against P in Te Awamutu it highlighted two things. Firstly, help is already at hand every week…

Carving her past and future

At Te Wananga o Aotearoa’s Apakura campus in Te Awamutu a young wahine is venturing into a realm traditionally dominated by males. Deija Manuel is learning the skills of her tūpuna to tell stories through…

Fund boost for Community House

  More than $140,000 has been allocated by Waipā District Council to support the community’s recovery from Covid-19. And the majority of it will fund an additional counsellor and social worker at Cambridge Community House….

We must keep helping: Mayor

Despite Waipā being in a better post Covid-19 recovery position than many New Zealand regions, efforts must continue to help those impacted by the social and economic fallout. That was one of several messages delivered…

The rain was “literally parallel to the ground” — A Wednesday weather bomb in Waipa

The late November weather bomb that hit Waipā left businesses in Te Awamutu flooded and had rural residents picking up the pieces after tornadoes swept through the region. Heavy rain and hail hit Waipā in…

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