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Holiday time to turn turtle

By Danielle Zollickhofer Wintec Journalism Student Kiwis are becoming first-time motorhome holiday makers as they take the seats of international tourists. Cambridge-based Jones Motorhomes says the loss of international tourists has been partially compensated for…

A century of TA schooling

Stories of cracked boilers and near-frozen students are included in an exhibition at Te Awamutu Museum until October 3, chronicling the passage of 100 years of secondary education in Te Awamutu. “He tangata, he tangata,…

Getting their hands wet

Decked out in their wellies, caps and hi-vis vests, teams of volunteers from Te Awamutu Rotary Club are making a positive impact on the wellbeing of the Rotopiko wetlands in Ōhaupo. The volunteers have added…

Rotary event: who has the write stuff?

A surprising number of renowned authors started writing as kids – which begs the question – could some of those entering the Te Awamutu Rotary Club’s 2020 Children’s Essay Competition be taking their first steps…

The build begins

Construction has started on an $8 million dementia residential facility which is destined to provide a safe haven for people across the King Country. After several Covid-19 linked delays, the build began at Ōtorohanga’s Beattie…

Boatsheds in the top 10

The Boatshed Kayaks at Lake Karapiro is basking in another big win – it has scooped a 2020 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award, putting it in the top 10 percent of worldwide attractions based on customer…

Therapy workshops for children

An inaugural series of art therapy community workshops aimed at helping children cope with stress, particularly as it relates to Covid-19 changes, will be held in Cambridge and Te Awamutu this month. Assuming Covid-19 alert…

Band members trumpet Covid masks

Members of the Te Awamutu Brass Band have just made 700 face masks – for both adults and children – in a highly topical fundraising initiative that dovetails perfectly with Covid requirements. They’re selling all…

Thanks a bunch!

Despite the difficulties posed by Covid-19 restrictions, Te Awamutu residents stepped up to buy bunches of blooms and other related items during the Daffodil Day collection for the Cancer Society. Te Awamutu area co-ordinator Kathy…

College teams shine

  Te Awamutu College consolidated their strong early season form in the 2020 Waikato Lacrosse High School League with more good results at the weekend. In the Girls’ Premier Division, Te Awamutu College didn’t look…

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