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Newsletter: July 2002


Hi Everyone,

It's been a great month for us at Te Awamutu Online with lots of publicity and exciting things happening.

Virtual Te Awamutu CDVirtual Te Awamutu

The big news is that our Virtual Te Awamutu has finally been officially released. You can access it from our home page, as well as see status reports, provide feedback, etc.
In addition the CD version is available for $NZ25.00. The CD is on sale at the Te Awamutu Visitor Information Centre, with the possibility of more outlets soon. You can also order the CD via secure online credit card transaction here.

Business Awards

Winners Kelly & BryantThe 2002 Telecom Local Directory Waipa District Business Awards were held on the 19th July at the Trust Waikato Te Awamutu Events Centre. Congratulations to Kelly & Bryant for taking out the "Business of the Year" award. Full results are available here.
Our Virtual Te Awamutu project also received a commendation in the "Best Innovation" category.

Xtra Newsletter

Xtra customers will be familiar with Max Newmann's weekly newsletter. In the issue of Monday 24th June Te Awamutu Online was listed in the "Favourite Websites" section. Thanks Max!

Waikato Times Article

On Saturday 27th July a story about Te Awamutu Online appeared in the Waikato Times. See the article here or read the online version at www.stuff.co.nz.

In Brief...

  • Banking returned to Kihikihi after a 14 year absence when the Kihikihi Post Shop opened it's new Kiwibank branch. This follows the recent addition of Kiwibank to the Te Awamutu Post Office.
  • The future of the historic Climax steam engine (at the War Memorial Park) is still under debate, although it now seems that some form of restoration is likely.
  • The controversial Watershed Project has been formally adopted by Environment Waikato.
  • The "Weather Bomb" which struck the country this month spared Te Awamutu it's full force, but the area was still awash in floods.
  • Te Awamutu Volunteer Fire Brigade is urgently seeking new members.
  • In the general election National Party candidate Shane Adern was re-elected in the Taranaki-King Country electorate. Full results are available at www.elections.govt.nz

See you again next month.

Dave and Richard.