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Poppy’s book is food for thought

Several months after publishing a book chronicling her secret struggle with an insidious eating disorder, Poppy Wortman knows her decision to tell her story was worth it. She launched the book, entitled ‘The Tale of…

Hone’s crew keeps the volunteers fed

Volunteers at the Te Wānanga o Aotearoa national waka ama sprint champs at Lake Karāpiro work hard for long hours but are always assured of a decent feed thanks to the tireless work of Hone…

Giltraps’ time to shed

Wilfred Giltrap’s January 23 shed sale of vintage tractors, engineering machinery and tools marks a significant turning point in the life of a man whose name is woven into the fabric of New Zealand agriculture….

New ramp for league office

A new ramp is making access easier to Te Whiringa – Te Awamutu Māori Women’s Welfare League office. In September, Waipā District Council successfully applied for $38,600 from the Provincial Growth Fund to renovate and…

Council on recycling contamination: use it properly, or lose it

Almost half the “recycling” put out by  Waipā residents is heading straight to landfill. Contaminated recycling is proving to be such a major issue that the Waipā District Council is warning offending residents they will…

Arie’s book – warts and all

Arie Paton used to think published authors were “special humans” – until she became one herself. “I always carried this belief that writers are not actually normal, they’re a cut above us and they can…

New Kiwis welcomed to Waipa

Waipā welcomes more than 130 new New Zealand citizens during 2020 – but most missed the formal ceremony because of Covid restrictions. Citizens from 25 countries including England, India, Fiji, South Africa, India, Cambodia, Australia…

Bring out your waste!

Waipā farmers and growers are being given an opportunity to dispose of unwanted chemicals, used oil and scrap metal. They can register for a free One-Stop Shop, to be opened in the district for the…

Getting items back in fashion

A series of workshops at Te Awamutu Museum this month could be the gift that keeps on giving for those who want to make stylish clothes using recycled materials. Led by Taupō fashion designer Connie…

New Year’s messages from community leaders

By Ange Holt Chairperson, Te Awamutu Community Board Welcome to 2021.  I do hope you have had a lovely Christmas break with family and friends. The Te Awamutu Community Board has a busy year in…

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