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Old Man's Beard overstays welcome

Old Man's Beard flower and leaf.

A trim won't do, Old Man's Beard must be removed.

Rentals targeted by 'P' users

Wayne Robb tests houses across Waikato for methamphetamine use.

Landlords warned to increase inspections for methamphetamine.

Coming home to discover craft beer nation

Simon Wood continues his column, Wood on Wine and Beer.

Opinion: New Zealand turning into a national of craft beer advocates.

Bev May Women's Cycling Tour 2017 ready to hit the road

The Harcourts Kevin Deane Real Estate Bev May Women's Tour is the premier Waikato cycling tour for women of all ages and ability.

Winnie Hannah celebrates turning 100 in style

Winnie Hannah takes one last look at her picks for the Winnie Hannah 100th Birthday race at Te Aroha raceway.

For Te Aroha resident Winnie Hannah, getting the naming rights to a race at Racing Te Aroha was the best birthday present of them all.

Letters supported flag change in 2004 video

News clippings from the Piako Post, July 21, 2004.

Back in the Day: Talk of changing New Zealand's flag hit a note with readers of the Piako Post in 2004.

Dhalia Show blooms in Morrinsville

Pale pink dahlias grow tall in the flower garden. You may see some at the Dahlia Show in Morrinsville.

The time has come for the dahlia to be Queen of the flowers.

Something for everyone at this year's Motorama

The Yankee Haulers Morrinsville Motorama's catch phrase is "something for everyone", and organisers are promising that this will be the case at this year's event.

War consequences displayed in exhibition

Hamilton artist Elwyn Stone's art responds to war and to the legacy passed on to the generations who have not known war.

An exhibition showcasing the cataclysmic events of war will show at the Morrinsville Art Gallery.

Powerlifting his way to the top

Matt Gordon was in a work place accident and told he would never walk again.

Matt Gordon already setting new goals after returning from Oceania Powerlifting Championships.

Road cycling to off-road cycling

E-bikes are becoming popular, says Andrew Dent, from Kaimai Cycles.

Tourism is prompting more off-road cycling and generating new business.

Raising money for vital services

Leann Foster, Jeanette Cameron, Amber Keightley and Nicole Tunnicliffe.

The 10th Annual Oak Lane Lodge Charity Jazz Day is set to take place on Saturday February 25, starting at 11am and will be an event you won't want to miss.

NZ's best painters and printmakers on show

Last year's New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award judge, Zara Stanhope, with the work she selected as the  winner, ...

The director of the Morrinsville Art Gallery is helping to make this year's Painting and Printmaking Awards a success.

Demand grows for te reo Maori classes

Morrinsville te reo Maori kaiako, Tū Kiwi. His first class for 2017 at the Morrinsville Baptist Church starts on February 15.

Morrinsville church opens its doors to those who want to learn te reo Maori.

Finalists ready for regional sports awards

Hockey player Tarryn Davey's  strength is not just her skill level but also in her mental strength and enthusiasm which ...

Five finalists from Matamata-Piako district will be among those to contest titles at the Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards.

Outstanding scissors skills lead to selection

Cutting and styling a person's hair is a responsibility Carly Vivian and Emma Mouat take extremely seriously.

Challenges remain for Morrinsville businesses to compete

Covering the wide spectrum of business management is important for Cooper Aitken from director Gavin Haddon,  chief ...

One of the first accounting firms in New Zealand remains relevant in the modern era.

Thought about joining the Air Training Corps?

The No 31 (Morrinsville) Squadron aka the Bograts at their awards parade.

Sergeant Zhane Collinson's face lights up when she talks about being an officer for The Bograts.

Spreading the message about family violence

The new billboard featuring Matamta-Piako people supporting awareness around family violence.

Billboards featuring familiar faces are all part of a drive to stop family violence.

Morrinville base for GM Legal

Lawyer Jacqui Owen is heading GM Legal's first Waikato branch which opened in Morrinsville.

Morrinsville woman Jacqui Owen heads GM Legal's new Waikato branch in Morrinsville.

Helping others at Christmas time

 Countdown offers helping hand for food appeal.

Celebration of culture on Waitangi Day 2017

On Monday February 6, 2017, William Hobson's famous quote "He iwi tahi tatou" will set the scene for a celebration of people from all ethnic backgrounds in the Matamata-Piako district.

Suzy Monds doesn't do times she does bucket lists

Suzy Monds said while she was in Greenland, she had to make sure no skin was exposed because of the risk of frost bite.

Suzy Monds doesn't enter marathons to beat a personal best, in fact she doesn't even care about what her times are.

Combined age of nearly 200 years

June Wyatt and Joan Whittingham can often be found in a nice quiet spot at Lawrence House.

Told to take cancer beanie off

Joy Turner was asked to take her cancer beanie off when she was in Matamata ANZ branch.

She's been using the bank for 10 years, but a Matamata bank teller told her there was no exception to the rule.

Te Aroha Athletics grateful for support

Te Aroha Athletics Club's clubrooms have been targeted by vandals and burglars in recent months.

Te Aroha Athletics Club will benefit from a fundraiser at the Waihou farmers' market.

Commitment to his trade recognised

Nigel Evans, Scott Jenkins and John Inger.

 Scott Jenkins first Morrinsville College to receive a Woolf Fisher Fellowship since 1996.

Swamp Foxes coach moves on to Auckland club rugby

Hayden Roe, moving north to coach club rugby in Auckland.

Swamp Foxes head coach looks for new challenges in Auckland club rugby.

District's sporting success celebrated at awards

Morrinsville College nominees for this year's sports awards.

 Matamata-Piako comes out to celebrate its top sports people.

Festive fun in Te Aroha

In rehearsal for Festive Capers: Worzel Gummidge and Aunt Sally (Paul and Angela Ferguson), Stanley Holloway (John ...

Te Aroha Little Theatre is getting in the Festive Spirit.

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