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Newsletter: July 2007

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for all the responses to last month's question about the newsletter/RSS feed. All responses were either positive or neutral so we will probably go ahead with the switch to RSS. More information and instructions will come next month. If you still want to have your say about the switch, make it quick :)

Te Awamutu Courier

  Changes make NCEA even better: College principal
5th June 2007
Te Awamutu College principal Barbara Cavanagh is a huge fan of NCEA, and says proposed changes will make it even better for our youth.
Claiming world lemon-eating record
7th June 2007
Jason Neilson is having a crack at the world record for peeling and eating a lemon.
Golfing glory for Kawhia
14th June 2007
Members of the Kawhia Golf Club are cock-ahoop after scooping all three trophies up for grabs on finals day in the Waikato women’s weekday pennant.
  Dairy payout could hit $6 next year says AGRI Fund
19th June 2007
Strong commodity prices could see the dairy payout hit $6 per kilogram of milk solids in 2008.
Kaka calling mates to maunga
21st June 2007
Within days of two kaka being released into a large new aviary on Maungatautari, a wild kaka has been seen several times in their vicinity.
Project gathers steam
26th June 2007
A New Zealand Lotteries Grant Board Environment and Heritage grant of $113,000 has put Te Awamutu’s Climax steam train project well and truly on track.
Bad call could have been fatal
28th June 2007
A couple and their five-year-old grandson are lucky to be alive after the driver lost control of a truck, carrying four tonnes of rubbish, on Waikeria Road.

Just Briefly...

  • Te Awamutu band Eqwanox returned to play their first ever gig at Te Awamutu College.
  • Volunteers planted more than 1200 trees as part of the Mangatutu Stream rehabilitation.
  • The pedestrian bridge in the War Memorial Park has been replaced with a safer version.
  • A new wheelie bin service has been launched with a free trial. The service has been somewhat controversial as the claims of cost-saving appear to be misleading. We recommend shopping around for other similar services — or even better, recycle more!
  • Meanwhile the free kerbside recycling service has collected 600 tonnes of material in the first few months.
  • Cancer researchers in Germany have conducted a study showing natural bee products from Te Awamutu can suppress neurofibromatosis tumours.
  • The new-look Vaile Street realignment is underway, and should be finished some time in July.
  • Well-known local identity Felicity Saxby has passed away after a short illness, aged 75.
  • Te Awamutu Events Centre was packed for the NBL semi-final, in which the Waikato Pistons lost to the Nelson Giants.
  • Te Awamutu Women's Centre has closed after 20 years of service from their Bank Street premises.

See you again next month.

The Te Awamutu Online Team.