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Media complaint rejected 

The Media Council says Te Awamutu News was justified in asking questions about the new ownership of the Regent Theatre in Te Awamutu. The council said it considered a complaint about a story published in…

New Anzac exhibit opens

An Anzac exhibition opening at Ōtorohanga Museum this month, complete with an army tank in situ on the day, is inviting input from around the region. ‘Lest We Forget’ opens at the Girl Guide Hall…

Council chair stands firm

Regional council leader Russ Rimmington is still at the helm despite a demand from eight of his councillors to stand down. The next couple of weeks will determine the future of the veteran politician, a…

Consent sought for controversial quarry

The company behind a sand quarry on the banks of the Waikato River and close to Mount Maungatautari has applied for a resource consent. The application comes at least five years after significant mining began…

Ratepayer owes $21k

Attempts to collect more than $21,600 in unpaid rates on three Te Awamutu properties could land the mortgage-free Waipā landowner in court. Finance manager Jolanda Hechter told the Finance and Corporate committee this week staff…

The importance of the Ode

  The Ode of Remembrance is a staple of Anzac Day and is recited weekly by the Returned and Services Association (RSA). For Te Awamutu RSA, it is personalised as much as possible. “When The…

A life less ordinary

There is a saying in the Navy ‘a life less ordinary’ and for Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Commander Julie Fitzell, this couldn’t be closer to the truth. In response to a recent article written…

Survey stays exclusive

WE SAY …. Arrangements which smack of an old boys’ network influence are not something the Waipā District Council – particularly its media shy senior economic development manager – should be a party to. For…

Treaty training an eye opener

Waipā District councillor Andrew Brown says a Treaty of Waitangi workshop was eye-opening, uncomfortable – but very necessary Brown said though he was aware of some of the subject matter, it was only now, at…

New cross nears completion 

Pukeatua Memorial Church have had the first glimpse of their replacement cross, made by Menz Shed. On Monday Margaret Main, chairperson of Pukeatua Memorial Church, visited Menz Shed to inspect the cross. Main said although…

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