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Newsletter: November 2006

Hi Everyone,

SCREAM FestivalThe big news in town this month is the SCREAM Rosetown Festival. SCREAM stands for Sport, Culture, Roses, Entertainment, Art & Music. There is plenty on offer — you can download the complete programme as well as entry forms for the BIKEALONG with Ronald McDonald here.

Thanks to those of you who responded to last month's TATV. We will do our best to bring you more episodes in the future but at this stage we can't say how often that might be.

Te Awamutu Courier

Bright idea promises big power savings for Waipa consumers
3rd October 2006
An initiative has been launched that has the potential to create $4.5 Million in savings for power consumers across the Waipa District.
Jess just the ‘bees knees’
5th October 2006
The Buckley family of Racecourse Road owe their dog Jess big time - and they show her every day.
Wheels for community patrol
10th October 2006
A former meter reading car has been provided by TrustPower to serve as a community patrol vehicle in Te Awamutu area.
Car bolting away from police brings down power lines
12th October 2006
A man who absconded from a car which crashed into a power pole on Thompson Road as he was trying to evade police, was later apprehended.
Pedalling safety message
17th October 2006
An event likely to see hundreds of cyclists travelling from Te Awamutu Rose Garden to Hamilton Rose Garden is being staged to highlight safety issues for motorists and cyclists.
Kids just wanna have fun
24th October 2006
Te Awamutu needs a new playground according to 11-year-old Marissa Packwood and friends.
Young prop on cloud nine
26th October 2006
Te Awamutu Sports prop Nathan White says the reality of being part of Waikato’s triumphant Air New Zealand Cup victory is still sinking in.
Extra, extra, read all about it!
31st October 2006
If you don’t believe reporters have to work hard for their breaks, just ask the editorial team of the Pukeatua Star-Times.

Just Briefly...

  • Tim Finn will be performing at the Te Awamutu Events Centre on Saturday December 2nd. Tickets are available from the i-Site Centre (various prices up to $51.50).
  • The outline of the historic Mission House has been set in stone at Selwyn Park.
  • A new $56,000 challenge course has been constructed at Te Awamutu Intermediate.
  • Waikato Lions clubs have combined to construct a 16-metre viewing platform in the southern enclosure at Maungatautari.
  • The process for naming new streets in Te Awamutu has been revamped. Developers are now asked to consider names from an approved list.
  • Waipa District Council's annual operating surplus to June 30 2006 was $11.4 Million — about $9 Million above budget.
  • John Fisher has been elected as Waipa Regional Council's Waipa representative.
  • If you haven't started thinking about your Santa parade float, now is the time!

Looking for volunteers: Kihikihi Speedway (Contact Roger Wells, 871-3125)

See you again next month.

The Te Awamutu Online Team.