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Water fluoridation getting closer

Manatu Hauora (Ministry of Health) has told a further 27 councils in New Zealand they will have to add fluoride to their community water supply, but Waipā is not included in stage two. The latest…

Of bridges …… and crossings

Two footbridges in Te Awamutu at Shanel Place and Memorial Park are now in use. The old Shanel footbridge will be removed once water and sewer pipes have been rerouted to the new bridge. Finding…

Kihikihi Kindy wins top award

Kihikihi Kindergarten has become the first kindy under its regional Central Kids banner to attain a Green-Gold status in the Enviroschools programme. That means it leads 49 kindergartens and seven early learning centres across a…

Thanks a million!

Waipā cycle and walkways, which the government’s transport agency Waka Kotahi would not fund, will get money from the climate emergency relief fund. Projects in Cambridge, Te Awamutu and Kihikihi formed part of the council’s…

Lorraine solves the rose riddle

Te Awamutu’s champion rose now has a name. The News reported last week that the 58th annual rose show now had an overall winner – but owner Lorraine Flynn didn’t know its name. She has…

Fieldays in the sun

Fieldays wrapped up on Saturday after four days with mixed reviews about the event being held at the end of spring and into summer, traditionally a busy time on  most New Zealand farms. Some of…

Te Awamutu Christmas parade attracts the crowds

It was great to see the Christmas Parade back in Te Awamutu today – staged in perfect weather. The News editor Roy Pilott was on hand to catch the action.

The Pakuru rose mystery

It’s not much a rose by any other name as a rose with no name. When Lorraine Flynn moved into her Pakuru St home in Te Awamutu 36 years ago the garden boasted six rose…

Ladies in waiting ….

Te Awamutu Intermediate students were pictured just before their performance at last week’s Celebrating Waipā event at Karāpiro. Guests joined mayor Susan O’Regan, councillors and community board members at the Don Rowlands Centre for the…

Top honours for Lisa 

She had visions of joining the police – but three years ago became a member of the Te Awamutu Volunteer Fire Brigade instead. Lisa Atkinson wouldn’t have it any other way today. “I love it,”…

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