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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…

Board chair hails ‘fantastic’ technology

Te Awamutu Community Board is switching on to the use of technology. And the success of a first-time foray into online meetings at its April gathering might have put further, future use of technology in…

Three’s not a crowd…

While the shift from COVID-19 response level four to three might offer businesses a little more certainty, it is unrealistic to expect anything akin to a “return to normal” says Te Awamutu Chamber of Commerce…

Tourism: The five year plan

It could be five years before Waikato’s tourism sector rebounds to pre-Covid-19 lockdown levels, Waipā District Council’s Finance and Corporate Committee has been told. But Waipā’s strategic geographic location, natural environment and world-class event venues…

Te Awamutu does RSA proud

Te Awamutu and surrounds adapted to a lockdown Anzac Day well, says Te Awamutu and Districts RSA president and ex-serviceman, Lou Brown. He joined many others in town who stood on their driveway at 6am…

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