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Newsletter: September 2004

Hi Everyone,

Te Awamutu CourierWe have great news this month! We are absolutely ecstatic to announce a joint venture between Te Awamutu Online and the Te Awamutu Courier. The big news is that the Te Awamutu Courier is now available for online viewing - every issue from cover to cover.

The paper is presented in PDF format and includes every edition from late August 2004. Selected stories will also be published as normal web pages in our newsroom and highlighted in the monthly newsletter (see the two examples below). All Courier editions will remain archived online indefinitely.

You can view the paper (as well as instructions and FAQ) at www.teawamutu.co.nz/courier.

But wait, there's more....

CouriersIt goes without saying that the Courier is a very community-focused organisation. Their willingness to share their publication with the world will be appreciated by many people. On behalf of all our readers we would like to offer a big thanks to the Courier team, especially Dean Taylor who is going above and beyond the call of duty to make this venture possible.

As you all know, we've been finding it more and more difficult to keep this website funded and operational over the last couple of years. However, with the involvement of both the Te Awamutu Courier and the Te Awamutu iSITE Visitor Information Centre, we believe our immediate problems are solved and the future is looking more positive than ever. We are lucky to come from a community where people are so keen to work together.

Featured News Stories...

Thumbs Up for Fatigue Stop

Thumbs Up for Fatigue Stop

The first of two local fatigue stops on State Highway 39 was given a big ‘thumbs up’ by motorists. More...

Olympic Homecoming Parade

Olympic Homecoming Parade

Supporters filled the main street of Te Awamutu to welcome home the returning Waipa Olympians. More...

Shaun JoyceOn a sadder note...

Many of our readers know the name Shaun Joyce. Shaun was a very well-known identity from Te Awamutu who went on to be an influential figure in the New Zealand music industry. He was also a very close friend of ours.

For those of you who haven't heard, Shaun passed away suddenly on the 23rd August 2004 at the age of 38. We are compiling an online memorial for Shaun and we would greatly appreciate any contributions from those of you who remember him. Click here for details.

Thank you all and we'll see you again next month with lots more news.

The Te Awamutu Online Team.