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Newsletter: June 2005

Dave, Ange and JessHi Everyone,

The big news for us in May was the arrival of Dave and Ange's baby daughter Jessica. This has obviously meant that a few jobs have been re-prioritised and we realise that a number of people are still waiting for replies to emails. We're sorry for the delay but we hope to be back on track before too long.


Te Awamutu Courier

Kawhia family well connected
3rd May 2005
Wanida Taylor and her husband ‘TK’ are among 25 households who will participate in Xtra and HP’s ‘Connected Lives’ programme.
Top speedway meet marred by accidents
5th May 2005
Two drivers were involved in serious accidents at Mc- Donald’s Kihikihi Speedway - one of them Tiger Woods’ caddy Steve Williams.
Living exhibition a first
12th May 2005
Toni Fortune is Te Awamutu Museum’s display for this month in what they believe is a New Zealand first - a living, working exhibition of one of its own staff.
Finns show True Colours
17th May 2005
Tim and Neil Finn showed why they are iconic Kiwi singer/songwriters, wowing a Waikato crowd with a fully acoustic set at a charity concert at St Paul’s Collegiate Chapel.
PM appreciates ‘dress tips’
19th May 2005
Prime Minister Helen Clark went back to her old primary school this month - and among other ‘gifts’ she was presented with some ‘clothing assistance’ by current pupils.
Relief after week on Waiheke
24th May 2005
Te Awamutu veterinarian Phillip Brown knows only too well what Foot-and-Mouth disease can do to a country.
Wananga wants long, black cloud lifted
26th May 2005
Rongo Wetere can’t wait for the Auditor General’s report into financial management at Te Wananga o Aotearoa to be released.
Warrior chief and sportsmen inducted to Walk of Fame
31st May 2005
Warrior chief Rewi Maniapoto, World Champion ploughman Alan Wallace and champion cyclist and world champion coach Brendon Cameron are the latest inductees to the Te Awamutu Walk of Fame.

Just Briefly...

  • Bob Vaile and Delysse Storey are collecting photographs and stories related to the Te Awamutu CBD over the last 50 years — if you can contribute anything please contact Mr Vaile on 07-871-5739 or Mrs Storey on 07-871-5425.
  • A group of Te Pahu residents are taking the unusual step of petitioning Waipa District Council to leave a section of road in its unsealed state, in order to preserve its aesthetic value. However some other residents are arguing for the sealing to proceed.
  • Te Awamutu College has been named as a finalist in the Hospitality Standards Institute 2005 Excellence in Training Awards.
  • A twilight service was held at Anzac Green for Dutch Memorial Day, prior to the premiere of the touring "Diary of Anne Frank" play at Te Awamutu Little Theatre.
  • Kihikihi Rugby Club has been placed on indefinite probation and received other disciplinary measures after a mid-game incident in April.
  • Dave Dobbyn will be performing a concert at Kihikihi Town Hall on June 26th. Tickets are available from the Information Centre.

See you again next month.

Regards,
The Te Awamutu Online Team.