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New village work tagged for 2021

The company behind plans for a new retirement village in Te Awamutu was spurred on by the success of a project just a few minutes’ drive away. The Sanderson Group’s development Manager Nathan Sanderson said…

Food bank wants to say thanks

  Te Awamutu’s foodbank organisers are so thankful for the support they have had from the community that they want to invite donors for a cuppa. At the end of last month , the Foodbank…

First rose garden Sunday a sweet-smelling success

The first big ‘come-back’ event by a recently-revived Te Awamutu Rose Society has been an outstanding success. The inaugural Rose Garden Sunday was held on Sunday November 8, with a stream of visitors walking through…

Trust back College pair

Two Te Awamutu College school leavers have each been awarded $6000 in funding from the David Johnstone Charitable Trust. Nathaniel Short and Brianna Walker were among 21 young men and women to receive support from…

Vibrant comeback for arts center

The success of the Rosebank Art Centre exhibition in Te Awamutu is testimony to those who have breathed life back into the group. The recent exhibition at the Burchell Pavilion was the group’s third.  Some…

Zero waste Christmas workshop this week

Pirongia’s Ruth Webb is running a free community event in Te Awamutu on Friday that will offer some creative and sustainable solutions with Christmas in mind. The Zero Waste Christmas Ideas event will be from…

Retirement plan for Te Awamutu

Plans for a retirement village covering almost 10ha feature in a move to open up land on Te Awamutu’s northwest boundary for development 14 years early. Waipā District Council is consulting on Plan Change 12…

TA Museum administrator’s award-winning other life

Trish Seddon’s style of narrative sculpture has won her another award. Her whimsical piece entitled The Frog Prince, complete with a heart nestled in a chamber, won the Primo Clays Hand-building Award at the 2020…

Regional council fund environmental projects

Environmental, restoration and educational initiatives across the region have been given almost $420,000 from Waikato Regional Council’s Environmental Initiatives Fund (EIF). The council’s Community Restoration Committee approved funds for 20 projects after receiving 30 applications….

‘Formal Friday’ lockdown dress inspires exhibition

An exhibition of clothing inspired by the way our lives changed during Covid-19 lockdown is attracting attention at Te Awamutu Museum. Formal Fridays, as it has been called, shows a range of clothing from the…

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