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New look for community board 

A change of name for the Te Awamutu-Kihikihi Community Board means the board needs new stationery and promotional material, chair Ange Holt says. In her report to the board meeting Wednesday night – after The…

Luke’s royal gesture

All Luke East’s Christmases are coming at once. The ardent Royal Family fan was among the prize winners at this month’s Te Awamutu Christmas parade, and now his latest project for the community is about…

Taking donuts off the menu

Burn outs, donuts and excessive speed by boy racers could be a thing of the past in parts of Te Awamutu and Kihikihi following a Waipā District Council recommendation. Transportation safety officer Julie Taylor told…

Progress in ram raid fight 

Te Awamutu’s main street retailers appear to be on the same page as the district council in the fight against crime – and ram raids in particular. The chair of the retailer’s Ram Raid Committee,…

Offering a helping hand

About 80 households Te Awamutu households will benefit from the annual Christmas Hamper appeal this year. That’s on a par with 2022 as more families adjust to doing more wht ess. Co-organiser community constable Ryan…

Dalila joins the kiwis

Dalila Jellie moved to New Zealand eight years ago to give her children a taste of New Zealand life. The French born administration officer’s  journey to Waipā started in England, when she met Rhys Jellie….

$9.23c – the cost of a vote

Waipā ratepayers paid a Christchurch company $9.23c for every vote cast in the recent local body elections. The $145,000 bill from ElectionNZ to run the election netted 15,703 votes for a 39.65 per cent return….

‘Born to teach’ Kathy says farewell

Kathy Miller has been a teacher for 50 years and as she contemplates life away from the classroom, she keeps coming back to the profession that was always more than a job for her. “I…

Six of the best

Te Awamutu’s 13-year-old walk of fame now requires a few more steps. Pou acknowledging six new additions to the walk, opened in 2013, were unveiled at Selwyn Park today. The additions were announced in July….

CJD blood ban will be lifted

Blood donors who have been turned away in New Zealand if they were in parts of Europe between 1980 and 1996 are to be made welcome again. People who lived for more than six months…

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