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Newsletter: July 2005

Hi Everyone,

Many of our readers are familiar with The Race Cafe (www.racecafe.co.nz), a website we launched and have operated since April 2000. The Race Cafe has been a huge success story for us and has helped fund projects such as Te Awamutu Online. Last month we sold The Race Cafe as part of our plan to concentrate on the websites which are most important to us. It was a difficult decision but we look forward to the future and having more time to work on Te Awamutu Online.

Te Awamutu Courier

Our growth key roading factor
2nd June 2005
Waipa District’s rapidly growing population has been recognised by the Regional Land Transport Committee as a key issue it needs to make allowance for in developing a land transport strategy for the greater Waikato region.
Stepped up to challenge
7th June 2005
If you’re ever trapped several stories up in a building on fire, pray for Glenn Anderson to be in the rescue party.
Monster win for welder
9th June 2005
Te Awamutu welder Darryl Haworth is one of two winners of Fly Buys Monster Rewards.
Triple treat for sports fans
14th June 2005
Te Awamutu sports fans had their greatest weekend ever.
Edna marks century in style
16th June 2005
When the church bells rang out on Saturday afternoon it was to celebrate 100 wonderful years of the life of Edna Lila Bedford.
Farmers see orange over access reforms
21st June 2005
Te Awamutu Federated Farmers president Russell Henderson joined thousands of colleagues around the country last week when he closed his gates to public access to protest the government’s access reforms.
Patrons go off ‘n’ smoke
23rd June 2005
Some Te Awamutu bar and club owners and managers are finding it tough going as the smoke-free legislation takes its toll.
Hot time in old hall
28th June 2005
“You’re the first venue to sell out, so we’re going to give you something special,” Dave Dobbyn told the faithful at Kihikihi Town Hall on Sunday night. And he did.
Trail of destruction at Te Mawhai
30th June 2005
If you’re driving along Te Mawhai Road and spot a wrecked car on the Newton family’s front lawn, you’d be forgiven for thinking that’s the car that put a hole in the side of their house.

Just Briefly...

  • Harness breeder Sandy Yarndley was named as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
  • The road across Arapuni Dam is to be closed for approximately one year to allow repair work on the dam. Traffic will be diverted to Powerhouse Road.
  • Despite a cost increase to $12.6 million, work on the Kihikihi sewerage scheme is set to begin within a few weeks.
  • The Mystery Creek Fieldays enjoyed fine weather and record attendances this year.
  • A record 749 athletes entered the Te Awamutu Marathon Clinic's 21st annual fun run and walk.
  • Winston Peters used his speech at last month's Te Awamutu Grey Power meeting to launch an attack on PC and "bro-ocracy".
  • Waipa property prices have increased nearly 25% in the last year.
  • The future of Anzac Green continues to be the focus of much debate.

See you again next month.

The Te Awamutu Online Team.