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Time to nominate Te Awamutu’s 2020 person of the year

Readers are being asked for their suggestions as to who might be a worthy recipient of the Te Awamutu News’ second Person of the Year award. The award was first given to Te Awamutu community…

Pirongia markets gear up for Christmas bonanza

Two markets coming up in Pirongia will offer Christmas buyers a wide selection of purchasing options, from crafts to woodwork, soaps to jewellery and a host of sweet-smelling things to boot. The Pirongia Sunday Market…

40 years of karate at TA’s Seido Dojo

Te Awamutu’s Seido Karate dojo celebrated its 40th Anniversary last weekend. Dojo founder and 6th Dan Black Belt ‘Sei Shihan’ Michael McIvor opened the dojo in August 1980, holding classes at Te Awamutu Primary School’s…

Painter and potter combine

A rare exhibition featuring the work of two Cambridge-based artists – one a painter and the other a potter – will be open across two days later this month. ‘Just the Two of Us’ will…

White ribbon day focuses on family violence

Simon Drumm, the man steering Violence Free Waipā in Te Awamutu since March, says the White Ribbon initiative is mainly about transforming men. “It is about raising awareness … directing people away from violence, showing…

Ōhaupō students awash with the ‘write’ stuff

Youngsters from Ōhaupō School have taken out the top places in all four age-group categories in the Te Awamutu Rotary Club’s 2020 Children’s Essay Competition. Overall, they accounted for seven of the 13 placegetters in…

Oksana crowned College dux

Oksana Voznyuk has been named Te Awamutu College’s year 2020 dux. Oksana – a Head Student described as a “fine ambassador” was top of subject for Drama, English Extension and Earth and Space Science. She…

‘These boys ride with us’

Armistice Day this year was marked locally with three separate commemoration services, led by the Te Awamutu RSA. The first was on November 8 in Kawhia, the second was at Anzac Green in Te Awamutu,…

Strong interest in sheep switch

More than 500 visitors attended Spring Sheep Milk Company ‘s open day at its Tauwhare Road farm this month. The day was designed to give the public and prospective sheep milk farmers an insight into…

Water boy visit promotes benefits of volunteering

About 50 youngsters from two regional schools spent a morning earlier this month preparing supportive Christmas messages for children living in less fortunate circumstances. The students from Hamilton’s Knighton Normal School, and Korakonui School on…

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