Local Opinion

Monday Meal

Every Monday at 5pm in St John’s church lounge in Arawata St, there is a free community meal. A wide range of people from across Te Awamutu come together to share company and good food….

Cyclists dodge missiles

Here’s how last week played for Te Awamutu police. Monday  – Police attended following reports of a stolen vehicle, a fraud, an unlawfully takes motor vehicle, a workplace assault  and a threatening behaviour incident as…

The need for deregulation

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand speech on January 30 didn’t shine much light on what the bank might do with the Official Cash Rate on February 28. So economists and bankers are still speculating….

Music to our Ears

I have just returned from Cambridge after helping that town’s pipe band play at the monthly Lions’ Club Trash and Treasure Market. The event was well supported by both stall holders hopeful for good support…

Tragedy near Ōhaupō

One and a half miles past Ōhaupō a gang of 14 men, all casual labourers, were working in a ballast pit under the direction of Ganger Hyde. The pit was used for ballasting the Rukuhia…

The lava in the moon

Did you know that the “man on the moon” is actually made of enormous lava flows? I’m talking about the darker patches on the moon that aren’t as bright as the rest of the surface…

The fire and the fugitive

Meghan Hawkes looks at Waipa news from 1911. An outbreak of fire in a stable at the rear of Ahier’s store at Te Awamutu resulted in the destruction of the building together with a bulk…

Looking at our history

I grew up in Waipā, which should mean that I would know a lot about the history of this area. Though we learned about Te Tiriti O Waitangi and the New Zealand Land Wars at…

Sampling a lava flow

Lava is hot. It flows downhill. Seems simple right? I am currently working on lava flows, so here is a wee glimpse into one of the things I am thinking about – lava rheology. This…

Te Tiriti – the Treaty

Following up on events at Waitangi on our National Day a rubric of the present Coalition Government as stated by all the partners of that Coalition, is the encouragement of a better understanding of Te…

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