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Newsletter: September 2003


Hi Everyone,

Waipa Networks Rose & Cultural Festival
The annual festival begins on the 23rd October and promises to live up to the high standard of previous years. The programme of events is available here...

Hail like snowFreak Hailstorm Hits Kihikihi
Startled Kihikihi residents couldn't believe what they were seeing when the town was struck by a snow-like hailstorm. More...
Speaking of weather, remember that we have local weather forecasts available courtesy of Weather Online and Weather.com, plus monthly rainfall statistics and comments from Paul Hobbs. More...

World Outrigger Canoe Champs for Lake Karapiro
Lake Karapiro has been chosen to host the World Outrigger Canoe Championships in the summer of 2006. More...

Pirongia HallPirongia Craft Fair
Patchy weather didn't stop large crowds from attending the annual Pirongia Craft Fair. More...

Miss Rosetown Entries Open
Entries are being called for this year's Miss Rosetown competition. Businesses are encouraged to nominate and sponsor a contestant. You can find out more and download the entry form here...
Entries Called for No 8 National Art Competition
Can you twist a bit of wire? Then put your creative mind to the test and enter the Fieldays No.8 National Art Award, hosted by Te Awamutu Museum. More...
Website Awards
We've had a positive response to our suggestion for local website awards. Now we just need to find the time to organise it - we'll let you know when it happens.

In Brief...

  • Waikato King Countries Jaycee Reunion is being held on October 4th. For more information contact Peter Devine at 07-871-3945.
  • The climax steam engine (in the War memorial Park) is back in the news again. Waipa District Council has given approval in principle for the engine to be restored, but the debate continues over how and where.
  • Uenuku has returned from Waikato Museum, where the taonga has been part of the Tainui exhibition.
  • The Waikato/Bay of Plenty Brass Band Competition was hosted in Te Awamutu, with local solo and ensemble entries faring well.
  • Waipa District Council has proposed a plan to widen the notorious road through Te Pahu village. Locals are not happy and have proposed an alternative plan.
  • The Toolshed "Make a Toy" competition is underway again. See www.thetoolshed.co.nz for details.
  • TALOS is staging "The Sound of Music" from 11th to 25th October. See www.teawamutu.net/talos for details.

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See you again next month.

Dave and Richard.