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Heat undoes road works

Fresh repairs completed on a Te Awamutu road have been partially undone due to an unexpectedly warm weather. Puniu Road is causing frustration for council, contractors, and residents because unexpected warm weather melted the bitumen…

Morgan tunes into the US

Former Te Awamutu College student Morgan Ellis is on a two week internship in the United States. Ellis has been working remotely from New Zealand as an artist and repertoire intern for Artist Partner Group…

Airport comes flying back

Hamilton Airport says passenger numbers have bounced back to pre-pandemic levels ahead of the first post-pandemic summer. Numbers varied greatly during the pandemic and the April-June 2021 quarter, when international borders were closed, saw a…

Questions, questions …..

Six Waipā residents have put in 15 per cent of the 434 official information requests to the council in the last year, taking up more than eight weeks’ staff time. The most prolific requester, with…

Weeding out lake issues

A robotic kayak invented by Waipā engineer Jeffrey To is on course to capture what’s going on in Waikato’s lakes. Ngā Roto near Te Awamutu has koi carp aplenty, some sunken objects including a 55m…

Vandals clock up more bills

The Kihikihi town clock’s recent timekeeping troubles were caused by “malicious” intent, and are not related to council’s recent restoration work. “Unfortunately, some people have been maliciously interfering with the power supply to the clock,…

Community lends a hand

Operation Christmas Hampers will easily reach its goal of giving away 200 Christmas hampers this year. “If Christmas is about giving, supporting people, and having a festive time, this just kind of ticks all the…

College honours young achievers

The hard work of Te Awamutu College’s top students was celebrated at the school’s senior prizegiving last week. Eva Oosterman was crowned the 2022 Dux Litterarum, with head boy Adam Swney the runner up. Oosterman…

Eva is our dux

Eva Oosterman has been named the 2022 dux litterarum of Te Awamutu College. The 18-year-old took the top spot with firsts in subject for chemistry, English, mathematics and statistics, and science, winning the Ag Freeman…

Artists give back

Artists from Enrich Plus have raised close to $500 in support of Te Awamutu’s Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). “It is great to be able to contribute to another community organisation, they just do…

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