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Newsletter: October 2006

Hi Everyone,

TATVAt last the time has come to officially launch TATV! The new TATV home page is located at tatv.co.nz although you can still access it from the teawamutu.co.nz home page as before.

In reality this is just another step in the long process of getting this project up and running. As you'll see, we still have some work (and practice) to do before TATV reaches maturity — we won't be competing for any media awards any time soon. Still, it's an important step and we're excited about the potential of this medium.

Our latest effort is a 20-minute program with the working title "Talkabout TA", which is a magazine-style program looking at what's happening around Te Awamutu. If you have a better suggestion for a name please let us know! You can see the program here.

You can read more about the TATV project here. Whatever you think of it, we'd be very grateful if you could provide some feedback.

Te Awamutu Courier

Waikato’s winners
5th September 2006
Waikato’s two entrants in Miss Earth New Zealand pageant were both winners on the night. Miss Rosetown Danielle Wilson was named Miss Earth Friendship, and Hamiltonian Annelise Burton was crowned Miss Earth New Zealand.
Treasuring those who have treasured our heritage
7th September 2006
Recipients of the inaugural Waipa Heritage Awards all have one thing in common - they are prepared to make great sacrifices to ensure elements of our heritage are safeguarded and enhanced.
Petrol spill closes road for 14 hours
12th September 2006
Swift action by emergency services averted a potential environmental disaster when a BP fuel tanker rolled on Ormsby Road near Pirongia.
‘East end’ changing landscape?
14th September 2006
Te Awamutu’s eastern entrance could be a rapidly changing landscape over the next few years.
Top cyclists’ lucky escape
19th September 2006
An horrific crash involving a ute and four top class cyclists at Parawera could have had a much more serious outcome. All four cyclists involved in the road accident at Owairaka Valley are expected to make a full recovery.
Climb every mountain...
21st September 2006
Less than five years ago Te Awamutu businessman Mike Cosgrove gave himself the challenge of successfully climbing one of the world's highest mountains in each of the seven continents. In 2006, the mission was accomplished.
Vicious attack decimates flock
26th September 2006
In his 50 years farming Pierre Fladgate has never seen anything as vicious as the dog attacks on his sheep this month.
Million reasons to shop in TA
28th September 2006
One lucky Te Awamutu shopper could collect a million dollars this Christmas.

Just Briefly...

  • The 40km perimeter fence around the Maungatautari Ecological Island has been completed.
  • Pekerau School students are participating in a variety of technology projects, including making a video for the Fair Go Ad Awards and providing weather data for a NASA website.
  • Five candidates will contest the vacancy in Waikato Regional Council's Waipa constituency in the upcoming by-election. Voting papers have been delivered to local households.
  • Judges will be wandering the streets of Kihikihi during October in search of the best garden for the annual Rotary garden competition.
  • The question of whether Te Awamutu should have a public art gallery has been debated in the Courier's Letters to the Editor column. This topic is likely to get more coverage in the future.
  • Due to abuse, the recycling bins at Te Awamutu Wines and Spirits have been removed. A new kerbside recycling service is expected to be implemented by Waipa District Council early next year.
  • Te Awamutu artist Jaqueline Bell-Walsh has been invited to exhibit her paintings at Agora Gallery in New York.
  • Te Awamutu cyclist Tim Gudsell has been offered a pro contract with top European team FDJ.

See you again next month.

The Te Awamutu Online Team.