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On the beat: Talking toxic relationships

Continuing on from my column last week about family harm, I intend to break down some of the reasons behind why sometimes it’s difficult to leave a relationship and explain about toxic relationships. Last week…

Kihikihi community open day 

An open day in Kihikihi hosted by the Te Awamutu Maori Women’s Welfare League last Sunday was welcomed as a return to normal by visiting members of the community. The event, held on Turata Reserve,…

Local meets central 

National Party MPs have met with Waipā councillors to discuss local issues, including the three waters reform. Simon Watts (North Shore) and Barbara Kuriger (Taranaki-King Country) met mayor Jim Mylchreest, councillor Lou Brown and chief…

Dog laws reviewed

Waipā’s Dog Control Bylaw and Dog Control policy are to be reviewed and updated to reflect issues with dogs in several reserves. Mount Kakepuku, Karāpiro’s Mighty River Domain, Lake Te Koo Utu, Memorial Park and…

Brendan: our headline act 

Thank you, Brendan The News – and Te Awamutu businesses have said farewell to Brendan Rose, who has delivered our papers right from the beginning. Brendan who moved to Hamilton on Tuesday, started delivering papers…

Strategy missed the plane

The draft 30-year Waipā transport strategy pays little recognition to the importance of Hamilton Airport and Mystery Creek Events Centre, the two organisations have told the district council. A joint submission between the airport, Mystery…

The eyes and ears of the police

Te Awamutu CommSafe have significantly improved their surveillance capabilities, and now they want the people power to go along with it. The organisation works closely with police to help keep communities safe, they offer volunteer-based…

‘Toxic’ trash claim rejected

Global Contracting Solutions say claims a waste to energy plant near Te Awamutu will be a toxic nightmare are scandalous. The proposed plant was referred to as a toxic nightmare by Valarie Morse in an…

Country Church’s special role 

Members of the Patriots Defence Force Motorcycle Club acknowledged lifelong links to fallen servicemen when they rode in to join Sunday’s pre-Anzac Day commemorative service at Pukeatua War Memorial Church. The village church is one…

African flavour to art expo 

A South African-born dairy farmer who has called Te Awamutu home for almost 30 years is exhibiting his paintings at Te Awamutu Library until May 10. For Peter Korkie bringing his art to a public…

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