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Newsletter: November 2005

Hi Everyone,

Scream RosetownIt's all happening in Te Awamutu this month with the Waipa Networks Scream Rosetown Rose & Cultural Festival. The full programme is available here — there is plenty of variety so make sure you have a good look through the programme.

Some quick housekeeping: Last month we moved Te Awamutu Online to a new server. The move went fairly well but the site is so big that it's impractical for us to test everything thoroughly. If you see anything which is strangely formatted or not working correctly, please let us know.

Te Awamutu Courier

Waipa wheels behind project
4th October 2005
Peter Glidden Honda has joined forces with BlueWing Honda to donate a 500cc Honda ATV to the Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust.
Wait ... there’s Moree
6th October 2005
The link between Te Awamutu and its Australian twin town Moree should be rejuvenated, not abandoned says Waipa District councillor Gaidyn Flay.
Flaming good hot rod run
11th October 2005
It took a bit more than wind, rain and hail to dampen the spirits of over 200 hot rod enthusiasts taking part in Te Awamutu Rod and Custom Club’s biennial rod run.
Third Grylls in winner’s circle
13th October 2005
Craig Grylls has already topped his dad and granddad in one respect - riding his first winner at only his third raceday ride.
Town crash like ‘war zone’
18th October 2005
A section of Alexandra Street was closed for over an hour after a spectacular four vehicle accident.
Town wakes to new flags
20th October 2005
Another step in Te Awamutu Alive’s drive to liven up the town came to fruition when Waipa Networks linemen installed the last of the town’s new flags.
Police appeal for info on missing man’s movements
27th October 2005
Police are trying to piece together more details about the movements of former Te Awamutu man Stephen George in this area on October 8 and 9.

Just Briefly...

  • The Kihikihi wastewater scheme is progressing well, but a number of residents are in danger of holding up the project by not completing consent forms.
  • The Waikato Times ran a story last month in which a Hamilton brothel said they were planning to move to Te Awamutu in order to avoid "anti-brothel" bylaws. Waipa District Council staff point out that, although we have no specific bylaws, a brothel would be subject to resource consent.
  • Te Awamutu Brass is looking to recruit new players and source good instruments.
  • Rowing NZ will be placing a bid to host the 2010 World Rowing Championships at Lake Karapiro.
  • Waipa District Council has been given the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Opus Heritage Award. This award recognizes the protection, preservation and promotion of heritage resources.
  • The Regent Theatre has opened it's latest screen, making a total of five theatres in the complex.

Christmas Update

  • 1st December is "Light up Te Awamutu". Includes Cow Pat Bingo, Brass Band and Rosetown Singers, plus first night of late night shopping in Te Awamutu. The Christmas Tree and other Christmas lights will be turned on at 9pm.
  • 10th December is the Christmas Float Parade, Outhouse Derby and Windy 50's. Entry forms are available from the Courier and i-SITE Information Centre.
  • Local residents are encouraged to light up their houses with Christmas lights. A ramble is being organized with prizes for the best lights. For details contact Diane Tyer at 871-5044.
  • If your organization is planning a Christmas event, please contact Roz at the i-SITE Information Centre to have the event included in the community Advent Calendar.

See you again next month.

The Te Awamutu Online Team.