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Opinion: Minding our language 

By Peter Carr  From time to time most people reflect on what is around them and how their surroundings affect their daily lives. Surroundings may include one’s home, village, weather, personal relationships and often matters…

Three Te Awamutu finalists in national art awards

Three entries from The Art House in Te Awamutu have made the finals of the IHC New Zealand Art Awards. Pauline Beuno, Peter Crawford and Sarah Griffin all participate in Enrich+’s Supported Activities art programme…

New president looks to next generation 

A better connection between RSA and its community is the goal for Te Awamutu’s new club president. Pete Watson has taken over the role of president from new life-member and district councillor Lou Brown and…

Steam train project losing puff 

Six months after work was finished last year to save a 105-year-old steam engine, it still sits in a warehouse as frustration grows around finding it a new home. It took 15 years and $250,000…

Counselling breakthrough in TA schools

Community groups have partnered to deliver free counselling in Te Awamutu schools. The move is in response to a growing number of children struggling with emotions, behavioural challenges, and family trauma, senior leader of Zion,…

Florence celebrates radio racing

The return of racing to the airways this month as part of a new sports radio network leaves Cambridge’s Florence Shearman feeling vindicated in her efforts to bring racing back to the fans. Radio Sport…

Going with the water flow 

Blair Voorend takes readers through Waipā new water treatment plant.  With water a big issue talked about around the country, in Waipā the Water Treatment Plant on Parallel Road is close to completion. But many…

New plan, new look home

Ōtorohanga District Council has made significant changes with its newly adopted Long Term Plan– and is now in new-look chambers. Last week the council celebrated the opening of its refurbished chambers with mana whenua, staff…

Clark highlights trafficking issues

The potential for trafficking vulnerable girls is heightened in countries facing the dual dangers of abject poverty combined with the absence of a welfare safety net, says Helen Clark, particularly in a pandemic-stressed environment. The…

And the Oscar goes to… 

The award winning Te Awamutu plant has been honoured again at Fonterra’s Best Site Cup Awards. The plant, which supplies 10 per cent of butter in the Greater China region was awarded the Greater China…

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