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Battling for baby William

Seven-week-old William Cameron snuggles into his mum Nicole’s arms. As he drifts off to sleep he reaches a tiny hand out in search of one of her fingers. He finds it, grabs it, squeezes and…

Board wants revamp, by George

Te Awamutu Community board wants plans to improve the George St carpark area accelerated. The call formed part of the board’s submission to Waipā District Council 2020-21 draft annual plan. Speaking to an extraordinary meeting…

A life serving

For all the service that led to Hazel Barnes’ Queen’s Service Medal, it is something much more personal that makes her heart swell with pride. Raising three children single-handedly and enjoying their success in life…

Great news for Movie-goers

Reel talk – Te Awamutu’s Regent Theatre, has a mid-July re-opening slated post Covid-19. “There’s been a lot of interest in when we’ll be back up and running, owner operator Allan Webb told the News….

School cookbook has its own story to tell

A Puahue School fundraiser aimed at boosting hall accommodation for its growing roll is back on track after literally coming unstuck at the seams. The well-intentioned fundraiser became a story within a story after around…

A cutthroat business

Tyrone Hunapo-Clark and Tangiwai Anderson are on the cutting edge. The Te Awamutu couple opened Cutthroat Brothers Barbershop about two weeks ago and have been averaging 75 haircuts a day between the business’ three staff. “It’s…

Good Local is how to go local

  By Roy Pilott – News Director The return to Level 2 is the biggest sign yet that the long battle with Covid-19 is being won. The battle ahead, though, will be just as difficult…

Time to restock the ReStore

  ReStore Te Awamutu is calling for contactless donations of goods to sell as it slowly begins to open its doors to carefully orchestrated shop drop offs again. Residents are being invited to go online…

Some will, some won’t – Councils on different pages

Leaders of Waikato’s two largest local bodies have announced they will surrender portions of their pay because of the Covid-19 lockdown – but there is no national consensus and it appears unlikely others in Waikato…

Number’s up for plastics

The country’s major supermarkets say they have plans to eliminate plastics which Waipā District Council has voted to remove from recycling bins. Countdown – owned by Woolworths New Zealand – and Foodstuffs, which oversees New…

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