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Foodbank stays open

The Te Awamutu Combined Churches and Community Foodbank is continuing to help people in need during the Covid-19 crisis. “We have packers and deliverers ready to make deliveries if required,” said coordinator Ian McLauchlan. “Our…

Vicki bears all…

If you go out for a walk today in Te Awamutu, you’re in for a big surprise. Dozens of residents have joined a worldwide movement to bring “a ray of hope in a very difficult…

Chamber head: stuggle ahead

Te Awamutu Chamber of Commerce chairperson Chantelle Good fears that over half of New Zealand businesses will take a major hit from the enforced COVID-19 shutdown. Businesses that are either relatively new, or who carry…

Barry Pulls Stumps on Ōhaupō Project

Green-fingered garden and tree enthusiast, Ohaupo’s Barry Cox, is keen to see his world-first life’s work continue to grow – but knows it’s time for that to happen under the watchful eye of someone else….

When The Heat Is On…

The weather was a scorcher – but the on-course action was just as hot in Otorohanga on Saturday. Firefighters from as far afield as West Auckland and Taranaki converged for the Otorohanga Volunteer Fire Brigade…

Vape store owner hits back

A vape store owner in Te Awamutu says he wants to set the record straight following a call by Waipa and Auckland principals to usher in strict regulations on the growing trend of nicotine delivery….

Deputy’s salary drop ‘not a gender issue’

Salaries for Waipa district councillors were approved at a council meeting last week, when all but one voted in favour of a new distribution of pay to accommodate for an additional councillor, which resulted in…

Tamahere crossing on the cards

Walking and biking to and from the Tamahere community centre is set to become a lot safer with the NZTA announcing last week it would go ahead with a $4.4 million project to build an…

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