Local Opinion

Keep the date free

On March 16 from 9am to noon Te Awamutu Police, Te Awamutu Volunteer   Fire Brigade and St John will host a combined open day. There are further details to come but we are looking at…

It’s time to tag Spark back in

Christchurch researcher Susan Turnbull has taken an interest in how communities respond when they learn they are about to get a cell tower. How to do you avoid them? How do you get more of…

Putting it in context

A ‘preamble’ to a treaty or a contract in general terms provides the context of what led to the parties’ engaging in a contract or treaty process and the goals they will pursue in their…

Scouts at The Narrows

The Te Awamutu troop of the Waikato Battalion of Dominion Boy Scouts attended its second annual camp on the banks of the Waikato River at the picnicking ground The Narrows. There were four troops in…

Fissure eruptions

We volcanologists love our terminology. Having specific words with defined, agreed upon meanings helps us to effectively communicate ideas, and compare events at different volcanoes and through time. Often though, the meanings are lost and…

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…

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