It's been a funny old Summer for weather. After the inclement patches early this month, we hope you've managed to enjoy the fantastic Waikato sunshine. Now that the Holiday period is behind us and we're feeling well-rested, it's time to plan some goals for the coming year here at Te Awamutu Online. We need your help.
There are many areas of this website which we'd like to develop, but we can't do everything. We want to know what you think is most important. We'd be very grateful if you could take a moment to reply to this email and tell us where our priorities should be. Here are some of the areas we're looking at, but naturally we'd appreciate any other suggestions...
Thanks for your time, we'll do our best to accommodate!
No, it's not a satellite control facility parked behind the Visitor Information Centre. It's Waikato Institute of Technology's "Artechmobile", a mobile computer classroom. The Artechmobile is hosting the SPACE programme (Self Paced Applied Computer Education), which will be providing free computer courses every day until Tuesday 5th February. See the full story.
Poet Mike Subritzky is well-known locally, with his work having been published in the Courier and here at Te Awamutu Online. Mike is organising The Great Kiwi Summer Poetry Competition 2001/2002, and will be producing a book containing all entries. For more details, visit http://www.studio16.co.nz/comp
This Month's Featured Site: Gracelands Vocational Services
Judging from the outpouring of public opinion during the recycling debates last year, the folks at Gracelands are local heroes. Find out all about them, their various programmes, and check out employment vacancies: www.gracelands.org.nz
Finally, a great big thank you to everyone who e-mailed us with Christmas & New Year wishes. Your support and encouragement means a lot to us.
See you again next month.
Dave and Richard.