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News Archives: 2008

January 2008
9: Early Christmas for car winners
11: Speedway world mourning
15: QSM for long time Waipa contributor Ron Cooper
17: Victim Support service moves closer to home
22: Fire burns for three days
24: Sinking feeling for the Waiharakeke Bridge
29: No right time for outage
31: Fires justify bans
February 2008
5: Driver considered lucky
8: Gales turn subdivision dustbowl into blizzard
12: Welcome rain eases pain
14: 100km Oxfam Trail Walk tribute to Toni Thomson
19: Courtenay’s 21st celebrated
21: Thieves put lives at risk
26: Walkers up for challenge
28: New unit at Waikeria to provide treatment for high risk offenders
March 2008
4: Flaming heck, you can help!
6: First-hand chance to feel the horror of fire
11: One hundred years old
13: Top position retained (Wilksbrooke Mazda)
18: Serious crash team investigating fatality
20: Training initiative will provide springboard for youth centre
26: Better water in pipeline
28: Smashing ‘meet ‘n’ greet’
April 2008
1: Bain family’s day at last
3: Rain welcomed - but drought not over yet
8: Firefighters feel loss
10: Wahine survivor recalls tragedy
15: Jonny Reid gives shirt off back to help Plunket
17: Sisters’ Trailwalk triumph
22: Memorial Park gets upgrade for Anzac Day Dawn Service
24: Young girl badly injured by car mounting footpath
29: ANZAC service to remember
May 2008
1: All Black great puts weight behind Pirongia aspirations
6: Injured girl’s family want answers about crash
8: Finns playing Gracelands
13: Railway talk popular
15: Scorching effort from firefighters
20: Four hundred in one day
22: Heartfelt ‘hints’ for Council
27: Kiwis won’t be ‘saying cheese’ to budget: MP
29: ‘Scarey’ welcome to Te Awamutu
June 2008
3: All not sweet in honey industry
5: NZ honours for our own
10: Injured man thought he was saving his brother
12: Steering wheel stops projectile’s progress
17: Waipa flies flag at Fieldays
19: Trucks could be banned from CBD during ‘business hours’
24: ‘Lights on Bikes’ a vital winter safety message
26: Have your say on plans for our town centre!
July 2008
1: Lightning strike too close for comfort
3: Pride in restored engine shines
8: One kilo kiwi on his way
10: Truck ban could increase street safety concerns
15: Red Bins best in Waipa
17: Teacher serves as fire fighter
22: Still fighting for right to choose
24: Charity store becomes dumping ground
29: Dream never over: Finn brothers in Te Awamutu
31: Driving towards a future
August 2008
5: Genetics unkind to Amy
7: Flood protection working well
12: Trucks to remain in CBD
14: Kaye helps children grow with 'work' at Playcentre
19: Waipa girls golden again
21: Superb facility on school 'menu'
26: Olympic ideals upheld at Puahue
28: Fired up to serve community
September 2008
2: Olympian and engineer new to Walk of Fame
4: Precious time cherished
9: Paralympian lights flame for Emily
11: Watoto choir wows crowd
16: Knock out idea for sports trust
18: AVEX taking off
23: Tribute to George Warburton
24: Mint Maori jewellery
30: Helping each other vital
October 2008
2: Fatal crash closes main line
7: Wananga ready for next 25 years
9: Tertiary musicians get the blues too
14: Generosity rewarded
16: Sobering message for students
21: Setback for Harold
23: Six decades of brass
28: Blind persistence pays off
30: Never too young for opera
November 2008
4: Scream makes a ‘splash’
6: Kai in the Kihikihi yard
11: Plenty of work to do says MP
13: Armistice 90th ‘remembered here’
18: Job’s taken her to great heights
20: TA stepped out for fundraisers
25: Waddell claims fifth Waipa title
27: Classic fun at Maungatautari
December 2008
2: Carving a place in history
4: Sky the limit for drink drivers
9: CanTeen fundraiser tops 27K
11: On yer bike for summer
16: Cracker Christmas Parade crowd
18: Museum relics? Not!
22: Think before you buy fake firearms