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Newsletter: May 2003


Hi Everyone,

TV2TV2 Street Party
A major event is coming our way! On the 14th June TV2 will be coming to Te Awamutu to stage a street party in Gorst Ave (by the Rose Gardens). A number of TV2 stars will be there, and footage from the party will be used for TV2 promotions. We urge everyone to make the effort to come along - this is a fantastic chance to have some fun while helping get Te Awamutu some national exposure. More...
One Step AheadProposed Logo for Te Awamutu
A new logo has been proposed for Te Awamutu, incorporating the words "Rosetown Te Awamutu - One Step Ahead". We would like to collect public reaction to this proposal, so we invite you all to find out more more and let us know what you think. More...
Subway Opening
The centre of town now boasts a new Subway restaurant. As part of their Opening Day promotion, free 6-inch subs were given away to the public. More...

Waipa District Youth Awards Announced
Entry forms for the inaugural Waipa District Youth Awards have just been released and are now available. More...

Concert for New Grand Piano
A concert was held on May 18th by Te Awamutu Competitions Society of the Performing Arts, for the new Bechstein Grand Pianoforte. More...

In Brief...

  • The proposed Kihikihi Skateboard Park is still struggling to find a location, but the project appears to be attracting general support.
  • The Te Awamutu Velodrome has had it's share of problems, with a resurfacing job failing to meet specifications and having to be completely redone. However the finished product has received approval from cyclists.
  • In response to concerns about main street parking, Te Awamutu Community Board has recommended to the District Council that the issue of parking restrictions in town be addressed.
  • On the theatre scene, Te Awamutu Little Theatre staged "84 Charing Cross Road" (their first production since completing renovation work on the building), and TALOS received critical acclaim for their energetic production of "Annie".
  • The Waikato Titans basketball team played their first NBL game at the ASB Stadium, beating the Otago Nuggets 104 - 81.
  • Phillip Tautarangi faces an indefinite break from the professional golf circuit after being diagnosed with a herniated spinal disc.
  • Waikeria Prison is to take women inmates until a new women's prison is built.
  • The redevelopment of Selwyn Park (opposite the Rose Gardens) has been put on hold, due to unexpectedly high costs. The future of the "Walk of Fame" is unclear.
  • Waipa Budget Service is holding a free course on June 11th & 12th: "How to Manage Your Household Budget". Phone 07-871-6506 for details.
  • The Fieldays are on the 11th - 14th June. See www.fieldays.co.nz for details, or visit the Te Awamutu i-Site Information Centre.

Internet Explorer 6 Address BarFinally this month, a handy little tip for getting to the Te Awamutu Online website. When you type the URL into the address bar, you don't have to type the entire URL. Just enter "ta.co.nz" and hit your "Enter" key. You don't even need the "www".

Viola - just like magic you are taken to www.teawamutu.co.nz!

See you again next month.

Dave and Richard.