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Newsletter: February 2006

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Te Awamutu Courier

Women lead the way in 2006 New Year Honours
10th January 2006
Topping the Te Awamutu contingent at this year’s New Year Honours Awards are two women made Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Traffic Police toughen up
12th January 2006
New laws give police the power to impose higher instant fines, suspend licences and impound vehicles.
Fabulous fundraiser
17th January 2006
Lanie Elison, for whom an open air concert at Albert Park was staged, was clearly humbled by the gesture.
Memories of ‘31 quake vivid
19th January 2006
For 94-year-old Dorothy Hollay, now of Te Awamutu but formerly of Napier, recollections of the 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake have not dimmed.
Fired up to serve community
24th January 2006
Te Awamutu Volunteer Fire Brigade is well off in terms of firefighting experience and dedication, but short on numbers.
  Price of new Waipa homes going through the roof
26th January 2006
A combination of rising building costs and people opting for bigger homes has seen the average cost of building a house in some parts of Waipa District more than double over the past 10 years.
Collectors out of closet
31st January 2006
Te Awamutu Museum has opened its new show ‘Obsessed! People in our community and their secret collecting obsessions’.

Just Briefly...

  • Local horse trainer Graeme Sanders has notched up his 1000th winner.
  • A Taranaki businessman's luxury car was impounded in Te Awamutu under new "boy racer" legislation, making national headlines.
  • Maungatautari Ecological Island is to feature in a two-hour documentary by American film-maker Michael Tobias.
  • The story of the Hamilton brothel wanting to move to Te Awamutu has been a hot topic of discussion. However Waipa District Council reports there has been no application for any brothel.
  • Hallensteins is closing it's Te Awamutu branch after 51 years service.

See you again next month.

Regards,
The Te Awamutu Online Team.