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It’s still a bridge too far — Council

Renewed calls for the building of a third bridge at Cambridge came loud and clear last week as those attending a Chamber of Commerce-led meeting drove hard for council to put a ‘pin in the…

Remembering Pūrekireki‘s fallen

An unveiling of three pou and a waharoa has commemorated the death of an estimated 1500 Māori during a siege almost 200 years ago. Kingi Tuheitia took a lead role in the unveiling at Pirongia…

Health scholarships announced for Pasifika students

Four new health study scholarships for Pasifika students have been announced by Wintec. The scholarships are named after national and Waikato Pasifika leader, Leaupepe Elisapeta (Peta) Karalus – a former Wintec tutor. They cover tuition…

New trust formed to promote unique sculpture park

The future of The Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum in Tauwhare is looking brighter with the recent formation of a new charitable trust. The Art-in-Nature Arboretum Trust was set up in mid-November, tasked with helping…

Past lessons should guide the road to predator free nz

If New Zealand is to meet its Predator Free New Zealand 2050 goal, those involved must fully understand what has worked in the past to combat invasive pests, and what is working – or not…

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…

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