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Newsletter: December 2006

Hi Everyone,

A new episode of "Talk TA" is available at TATV — click here to watch it. This episode includes selected highlights from the SCREAM Rosetown Festival.

The festival was as successful as ever thanks to the efforts of Roz Liddell, Dean Taylor, the Te Awamutu Courier and all the individual event organisers. Well done everyone.

Te Awamutu Courier

Committee and sponsors geared up for Christmas
2nd November 2006
Te Awamutu Alive’s Christmas Spirit Committee has been working as hard as Santa’s elves getting the town’s Christmas preparations in place.
Nightmare wake-up call
7th November 2006
Brian and Christine Jeffs got the news every parent of a teenager dreads. The couple’s 15-year-old son, Nicholas Samuel Thomas, had died at the wheel of his car on Cambridge Road less than a kilometre from home.
Riders rally for change
9th November 2006
Over 100 riders, sporting black arm bands, made the trek from Te Awamutu to Hamilton in an attempt to clear negative misconceptions motorists have about cyclists.
Adam first Rosetown Idol
14th November 2006
Te Awamutu College Hall resembled the real ‘Idol’ studio, complete with signs and cheering for favourite performers, for the inaugural Rosetown Idol.
Honouring service to youth
16th November 2006
Sue O’Brien, Hinga and Lloyd Whiu and Patricia Adam were all recognised for their outstanding service to the community at the Trust Waikato Child and Family Awards.
Homecoming concert
21st November 2006
Tim Finn plans to renew his relationship with his hometown when he concludes his short nationwide ‘Imaginary Kingdom’ tour here on Saturday, December 2.
Laura Waipa sports supremo
23rd November 2006
Few have enjoyed more celebration over the past 12 months than newly crowned Waipa District Sportsperson of the Year, Laura Langman
Search for arson clues
28th November 2006
Police and fire safety officers are treating a blaze at Te Mawhai as arson.
‘Honey, let’s save our kids!’
30th November 2006
The Smith family of Te Awamutu put themselves through the mill for TV3 show ‘Honey, we’re killing the kids’ - but they’re convinced it was well and truly worth it.

Just Briefly...

  • Ecobulbs have been so popular that another "5 bulbs for $10" voucher has been given out via the Courier.
  • The Ngutunui Hall was recently auctioned off and purchased by a Cambridge buyer who intends to convert it into a home.
  • A new Pharmacy has opened at the Te Awamutu Medical Centre.
  • The Million Dollar shopping promotion is being well supported. Local shoppers go in a draw to win $1,000,000 which will be drawn at Albert Park on December 17th.
  • A 16 metre viewing tower built in the Maungatautari Southern enclosure by various groups of Waikato Lions has won a national engineering award for its designer Roger Williams.
  • A meeting has been held to discuss the establishment of a new regional tourism organisation for the Waipa district.
  • Te Awamutu-based jockey Gary Grylls hung up his boots after a recent Te Awamutu race meeting with 1251 winners to his name.
  • Waikato's Archbishop David Moxon will conduct a special service on Sunday 3rd December to celebrate Christ Church in Kihikihi's 125 year anniversary.
  • A one-of-a-kind limited edition postage stamp is being released on 2nd December by the Te Awamutu Public Relations Organisation. The stamps feature Neil and Tim Finn on .45c and $2.00 stamps.

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See you again next month.

The Te Awamutu Online Team.