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Newsletter: June 2003


Hi Everyone,

Alan Livingston and Richard HurrellHair For Harold
The Life Education Trust fundraising event brought out some colourful personalities on Saturday 7th and made them even more colourful by painting their hair. More...
TV2 Street Party
A crowd of around 2000 people turned out to join in the party fun on the 14th. The event was a great success, with positive feedback from both locals and TV2 staff. More...
"Fair Go" Case in Te Awamutu
A case of fraudulent computer sales in Te Awamutu featured on television's Fair Go programme on the 18th. More..
Sewerage System for Kihikihi
Waipa District Council is proposing to construct a wastewater (sewerage) system for the township of Kihikihi. More...
Selwyn ParkThe Changing Face of Selwyn Park
Heavy machinery moved into Selwyn Park (opposite the Rose Gardens) in the last week of this month to begin the process of clearing trees and buildings. This is part of the planned redevelopment of the park, although the exact plan is still somewhat up in the air. More...

One Step AheadNew Te Awamutu Logo
The "Rosetown Te Awamutu - One Step Ahead" logo is now in use. We would like to thank everyone who contributed feedback - almost all comments were in favour of the new logo. An article about the slogan was published in the Waikato Times and featured on the front page of www.stuff.co.nz. More...

Public Meeting Pushes the Kihikihi Skate Park Project
A public meeting was held on the 30th at the Kihikihi Town Hall to discuss potential sites for the proposed Kihikihi skate park. After much discussion (some of it passionate), the meeting resolved to press Waipa District Council for use of the area behind Kihikihi Town Hall. More...
New Site For TA Sports & Recreation
This month we welcome Te Awamutu Sports & Recreation Club to the TeAwamutu.Net family of websites. Congratulations to Andrew Forsman for his work on the design and to all club members for getting behind the initiative. As you can see from their URL, you are free to use your own domain name with your TeAwamutu.Net site if you wish: www.tasports.co.nz

In Brief...

  • Hamilton City Council is to commission a report on the viability of a bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
  • Snooker legend Eddie Charlton visited Te Awamutu RSA this month, demonstrating tricks and playing friendly games against locals.
  • Keep Te Awamutu Beautiful Society (KTABS) has proposed details for the next stage of development for the Bridges 2000 Park (off Albert Park Drive). The proposal includes a sound sculpture and a "field of dreams".
  • The SPCA is hoping to open its new shelter within the next month. Volunteers are urgently sought to help with everything from walking dogs to building maintenance. For contact details visit www.teawamutu.net/spca
  • Two Te Awamutu College bands, Basik and Xenakis, made the finals of the Smokefree Rockquest in Hamilton. Basik came away with the "Best Vocalist" title, jointly awarded to all members.
  • The entire Te Awamutu District endured a five-hour total power outage on Sunday 29th, to facilitate urgent line repairs.

New Search Engine for Te Awamutu

Earlier this month we completed an upgrade to our Te Awamutu search engine and introduced a new "Power Search" option. This allows you to select particular areas of the Te Awamutu Online database to search, as well as searching other local sites. Waipa District Council and Environment Waikato have both kindly allowed us to index their sites, and we hope to add many local businesses and organisations soon. This will provide unprecedented access to a database of Te Awamutu-related websites from one simple search form. Check it out at www.teawamutu.co.nz/search.

Watch out for more developments at Te Awamutu Online next month. See you then.

Dave and Richard.