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Boatsheds in the top 10

The Boatshed Kayaks at Lake Karapiro is basking in another big win – it has scooped a 2020 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award, putting it in the top 10 percent of worldwide attractions based on customer…

Therapy workshops for children

An inaugural series of art therapy community workshops aimed at helping children cope with stress, particularly as it relates to Covid-19 changes, will be held in Cambridge and Te Awamutu this month. Assuming Covid-19 alert…

Band members trumpet Covid masks

Members of the Te Awamutu Brass Band have just made 700 face masks – for both adults and children – in a highly topical fundraising initiative that dovetails perfectly with Covid requirements. They’re selling all…

Thanks a bunch!

Despite the difficulties posed by Covid-19 restrictions, Te Awamutu residents stepped up to buy bunches of blooms and other related items during the Daffodil Day collection for the Cancer Society. Te Awamutu area co-ordinator Kathy…

College teams shine

  Te Awamutu College consolidated their strong early season form in the 2020 Waikato Lacrosse High School League with more good results at the weekend. In the Girls’ Premier Division, Te Awamutu College didn’t look…

Bunnings goes, space for rent

  A major retailer which shut up shop in Waipā last week is remaining tight-lipped on what will occupy the two sizeable retail spaces left vacant by its departure. The collective jobs of more than…

Keep those books coming…

Even as the tables creak under the weight of books already in, the message from organisers of the 2020 Te Awamutu Rotary Book Fair is clear – keep them coming. That’s because they know how…

Fighting violence

  Te Awamutu’s Kainga Aroha Community House has won the contract for a new programme to combat family violence. The Ministry of Social Development have budgeted $15.4 million to the Whānau Resilience project which will…

Pirongia society celebrates

  The Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society has recorded one of the busiest 12 months in its 15-year history despite having to “adapt quickly” to the unprecedented challenges of Covid-19. A total of…

Telling our stories

  New Zealand’s Covid-19 lockdown kicked in a month after Kerrin Carr took up his new position as education facilitator at Te Awamutu Museum. It meant halting the face-to-face delivery of the Learning Experiences Outside…

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