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Newsletter: March 2006

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Te Awamutu Courier

From ashes of disaster rises boost for Brigade
2nd February 2006
Te Awamutu Volunteer Fire Brigade is $3,500 better off thanks to the generosity of Kaipaki community and a family whose home was gutted by fire in November.
Cassia enjoys taste of fame
7th February 2006
Cassia Donovan doesn’t have her dream career as a singer yet, but she has tasted what it would feel like to be famous.
Ian chasing his dance dreams
9th February 2006
Ian Vincent freely admits that when he was taken to dance classes as a sixyear-old he hated it.
Speedsters slowed near schools
14th February 2006
Several hundred infringement notices were issued around the country last week as part of a national police campaign to curb speeding near schools.
  Push for safer community
16th February 2006
Te Awamutu Community Board has enlisted the assistance of community constable Richard Hurrell to drive the formation of a Safer Community Council within the region.
Gina determined to live
21st February 2006
At 44-years-old and with four children Gina Bisset is not ready to die.
Rip roaring rodeo
23rd February 2006
Over 2000 spectators were treated to an action-packed day’s entertainment at the Kihikihi Rodeo.
Big Bellamy thumbs up for Maungatautari project
28th February 2006
The Maungatautari restoration project got the thumbs up from world renowned conservationist and environmentalist David Bellamy, following a brief visit to the mountain.

Just Briefly...

  • The first monthly country market at the newly-rejuvenated Pirongia Hall was a great success.
  • As part of a major IT upgrade, Te Awamutu College has installed 130 new computers.
  • Up to 7000 people attended the third annual Kawhia Kai Festival.
  • A plan to protect and enhance five of Waipa's peat lakes has been approved by Waipa District Council's policy committee.
  • Businesses or individuals who voluntarily protect or promote heritage values will be recognised under a new Waipa Heritage Awards programme.
  • The I-Site Information Centre has produced a local art and garden guide, designed by Sonia Frimmel.
  • A 40-million year old giant fossil penguin has been discovered at Kawhia.

Don't forget the Te Awamutu Lions Food & Wine Festival on March 18th!

See you again next month.

The Te Awamutu Online Team.