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Newsletter: August 2007

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Te Awamutu Courier

Bins or bags, it’s your choice
3rd July 2007
National collections manager for EnviroWaste, Steve Kirk says he is surprised by the negative press his company’s free wheelie bin trial has generated.
Exhaust emission rule will backfire: IMVDA
5th July 2007
Te Awamutu car dealers Graham Haworth and Doug Rushbrooke are putting their weight behind submissions against new exhaust emission standards.
Thanks Barry Kimber
10th July 2007
Words alone were not enough as dignitaries representing fire-fighters, the Government and Waipa District tried to express gratitude to Te Awamutu fire-fighter Barry Kimber for giving 50 years voluntary service to his community.
Blooming great nursery
12th July 2007
Kihikihi nursery Growing Spectrum has claimed the prestigious 2007 New Zealand Nursery of the Year title at the Nursery and Garden Industry Association’s Annual Conference in Nelson.
Little lodge the big winner
17th July 2007
A ‘little luxury hotel’ bounding Maungatautari Mountain and Lake Karapiro has taken out this year’s Waipa Networks Supreme Business Award.
Smiles reward enough for RDA Volunteer of Year
19th July 2007
Carol Penman was recently named Volunteer of the Year for New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Association.
Waikato University honours former Te Awamutu student
24th July 2007
Former Te Awamutu student, Clare McTamney was one of three recipients of the inaugural University of Waikato Distinguished Alumni Awards.
Volunteers celebrated
26th July 2007
Armistice in Cambridge came out on top at this year's TrustPower Waipa District Community Awards
Hoping ‘force is with them’
31st July 2007
Pirongia Voluntary Rural Fire Force's requirements for housing equipment and training volunteers have outgrown existing facilities.

Just Briefly...

  • Kainga Aroha Community House is planning to move from Kihikihi into Te Awamutu to better serve the needs of the community.
  • Ian Campbell has taken over from Murray Gane as the Chief Fire Officer for Te Awamutu Volunteer Fire Brigade.
  • Scream Rosetown Festival organisers are seeking interest from people and organisations wanting to be involved. Contact the i-SITE Information Centre for details.
  • A new flagpole in the Rose Gardens will display the Te Awamutu flag, and other flags appropriate to different occasions.
  • Gracelands is halfway towards its $2Million fundraising campaign for a new service centre.
  • Users of all shallow lakes in the region are urged to take caution and avoid direct water contact where possible. Lake Ngaroto has avoided being the subject of an official health warning, but only just.
  • Crowded House have been back in New Zealand promoting their new album and tour. They will be back for several arena shows in October and November 2007.
  • Keep Te Awamutu Beautiful needs a further $2700 to undertake restoration work on the Churchill Street mural. Ph. 871-6592.
  • The new community patrol operated by Te Awamutu Safer Community Trust is showing results, including the location of a stolen car and providing useful information for police.
  • The Guinness Book of Records has officially named Te Awamutu man Jason Neilson as the world's fasted lemon-eater.

See you again next month.

The Te Awamutu Online Team.