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Newsletter: October 2003


Hi Everyone,

Rose & Cultural FestivalWaipa Networks Rose & Cultural Festival
The 2003 festival is in full swing! It's been a great success so far with good crowds, good weather and positive responses. There's plenty of events still to come - see all the programme details and event coverage in our Festival Feature.

Highlights so far include the Number 8 Wire Competition (congratulations to Lynne Stone), Miss Rosetown (congratulations to Meredith Hodgson) and the unveiling of the new sound sculpture at Sculpture Park.

"Have a Go" Day
Local sports clubs will give people an opportunity to try a new activity on the 23rd November at Karapiro Outdoor Pursuits Centre on November 23rd. More...
Council in Top 3 Performers
Waipa District Council has been rated third equal amongst councils for its staff performance, according to the latest annual NRB survey of Public Perceptions of Council Services and Representation. More...
"Keeping Safe in Our Community" Day
The Te Awamutu Volunteer Fire Brigade held a demonstration and display day at Selwyn Park, along with NZ Police, St John Ambulance and other services. More...
Fancy DressFree Pool Party
An alternative was provided to Halloween trick-or-treating this year in the form of a free pool party at the Events Centre. More...

In Brief...

  • Waipa District Council is set to introduce various restrictions in the main street of Te Awamutu, including parking restrictions, skateboard control and permits for footpath furniture.
  • Te Wananga o Aotearoa has opened Apakura Te Kakano, a bi-cultural early learning centre for young children.
  • TALOS produced a successful season of "The Sound of Music".
  • Police busted a number of methamphetamine labs in and around Te Awamutu this month.
  • New Development Impact Fees are to be introduced in Te Awamutu, adding $6710 to the cost of creating a new section.
  • The Maungatautari Project begins physical construction in November, with a public media day on November 8th.

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See you again next month.

Dave and Richard.