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Newsletter: May 2006

Hi Everyone,

A couple of months ago we asked if anyone had any video items to contribute to TATV. We had a grand total of zero responses so this month we're widening the net a little bit. Does anyone have any audio recordings relevant to the local area? We are planning on creating a media gallery which will include video, audio and still images. Audio recordings can be anything from band performances to oral history.

Te Awamutu Courier

Blackout extended
4th April 2006
A longer than advertised power blackout was caused by a combination of unfavourable weather and problems encountered with pole replacement near Karapiro.
Bringing back the birdlife
6th April 2006
A $25,000 grant from the Southern Trust will help restore native bird populations to Mt Pirongia.
Made beeline for Beehive
11th April 2006
Beekeepers swarmed together to the Beehive last Tuesday to protest Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry action they believe has the potential to cripple their industry.
Couple rapt with Wananga
13th April 2006
While the general publicity surrounding Te Wananga O Aotearoa continues to be negative, for many students yesterday was a day of celebration and achievement.

Cody rides to coveted role
19th April 2006
Pirongia 10-year-old Cody Hobbs has not stopped smiling since clinching the captaincy of the New Zealand Mighty 11s BMX team on Friday and winning his first national title.

Pupils connect with past
21st April 2006
Te Awamutu Intermediate library bas been featuring an inspirational display of military memorabilia.
Life flashed before eyes
26th April 2006
Te Awamutu motor enthusiasts John Hare and Maurice Hall say their lives flashed before their eyes when an out of control race car flew at them at Pukekohe.

Just Briefly...

  • Te Awamutu Citizens Advice Bureau has moved to the United Arcade.
  • Stage one of the upgrade to Pioneer Walk has been completed (Racecourse Road to Mutu Street).
  • Te Awamutu Primary was judged the "Best Mooloo School" in the Waikato.
  • A stand of native Silver Beech trees has been discovered on Mount Maungatautari. It has probably been there since the last ice age 10,000 years ago.
  • Kihikihi septic tank owners are being urged to think about how to deal with their tanks now that the new sewerage system is nearing completion. Information is available from the Waipa District Council offices.
  • Te Awamutu Museum has a new senior curator, Stephanie Lambert, whose experience includes working at Te Papa.
  • Anzac Day services were forced inside by bad weather but still attracted large crowds.
  • The Ohaupo RSA has decided to close due to dwindling numbers.

Currently seeking volunteers: Maungatautari Trust, ph. 07-823-7455.

See you again next month.

The Te Awamutu Online Team.