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Newsletter: August 2003


Hi Everyone,

Cafe GNetNew Internet Café
A new internet café has opened in Bank Street. Café GNet offers eight public computers with staff to provide assistance, and currently features an art exhibition from Cambridge artist Lyn Murray. More...

Community Charitable Trust Announced
The community in the Waipa District is about to benefit from the establishment of a Waipa Community Charitable Trust, an independent body to raise funds for community projects. More...

Performing Arts Competitions
Te Awamutu Competitions Society of the Performing Arts will be holding it's annual programme of competitions in late September. We will be publishing details of times and venues as they are confirmed, followed by full results at the conclusion of the programme. More...
TASSWhat's New in TA
For ex-Te Awamutu residents, one of the most popular features of Te Awamutu Online is the way they can see how things are changing in the town. Just for our expat audience we bring you "What's New in TA", an occasional look at new buildings and other changes. This month Whitcoulls and TASS both open new premises. More...
Te Awamutu Website Awards Mooted
At Te Awamutu Online we are considering running local website awards. The plan would be to canvas local people, businesses and non-profit groups to find the most outstanding online presence in each category. We would appreciate any feedback and suggestions about this idea.

In Brief...

  • Temporary craft fairs being set up in the main street have raised the ire of the Chamber of Commerce, who argue that they are unfair to permanent retailers.
  • Te Awamutu College Concert Band performed well in band, ensemble and solo sections of the New Zealand Concert Band Association Festival in Hamilton. Also in musical circles, 19-year old Angela Bjerga won the Waikato Competitions Society Young Singer Award.
  • The Waikato Titans basketball team beat the Auckland Stars in the semifinals of the 2003 NBL competition, but in a nail-biting final which went into overtime, were beaten 97-88 by the Wellington Saints.
  • Complaints about the lack of toilet facilities opposite the Rose Gardens continue to roll in. The Information Centre receives so many complaints they have started a special complaints book.
  • Waipa-King Country Life Education Trust has been given a new truck by Fonterra.
  • Te Awamutu Marist is to have a team in Waikato 1st Division club rugby next season.
  • While the threat of aerial moth spray looms for parts of the Waikato, there are no plans at this stage to spray near Te Awamutu.
  • A new support group for stroke victims has been established. Phone Rutherford House for details (871-5586).
  • Waipa District Council is to review its Waste Management Plan and is seeking public input. Concerns about local waste management and suggestions for the future can be sent to info@waipadc.govt.nz

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See you again next month.

Dave and Richard.