There was joy, applause, tears and hundreds of photos taken as Ngati Haua's final Treaty settlement was signed at Rukumoana Marae last Thursday.
The recent earthquakes in central New Zealand is a timely reminder for Piako business owners to strengthen their earthquake-prone buildings.
Young people of Piako will be represented at a substance abuse prevention discussion in Youth Parliament this week.
For Morrinsville resident Sue Lean, being a librarian has been her life.
Eastern Waikato Police are seeking a Morrinsville man who allegedly rammed a Police vehicle last weekend.
A Morrinsville bus route to Hamilton could be cut at the beginning of next year if a Ministry of Education review of school transport funding proves it is unnecessary.
RED, BLACK AND YELLOW were the colours worn by Morrinsville Primary students last Friday as they got ready for today's Ranfurly Shield game at Campbell Park.
When Morrinsville resident Matt Cook picked up a camera in 2010, he did not expect it to lead to a career taking photos at some of New Zealand's most prestigious events.
Joanne Fitzsimmons was 5 years old when she was told her father was never coming home.
The government's aim of making New Zealand smokefree by 2025 is gaining community support.
A Morrinsville College student has won a music award for the second year in a row.
Ratepayers who use Matamata- Piako District Council's rubbish collection service will pay less next year thanks to a new deal between local authorities.
Fergus, 26, was named runner- up in this year's Rural Bachelor of the Year competition.
Te Aroha has its own currency - since the town business association launched Te Aroha Dollars at its annual meeting recently.
Two Morrinsville College bands will take the stage at next month's Smokefreerockquest regional finals.
Nine Piako families involved in the Hand Over a Hundy gardening scheme will get a helping hand from a generous community donation.
A young Piako farmer has left a regional competition with a top-three placing along with important industry knowledge.
Multi-million dollar Treaty of Waitangi claims covering Piako are heading towards settlement.
There will be no affect to police operations in Piako following a major staff restructure within the force Waikato-wide in coming months.
Morrinsville's Sophie Sturm, 9, owes her life to the skills of the medical staff at Waikato and Auckland's Starship hospitals.
Among the balloons, cake, toys and bottles of milk, were 10 mums and their children at a social get- together at Te Aroha Plunket last week.
Westpac Bank branches in Piako are again fundraising for their local rescue helicopter service.
For many keen hunters duck shooting is a significant time of year but this season is different.
Henry George Andrew - also known to the Te Aroha community as Harry - celebrated his 100th birthday recently.
Despite the Government's efforts to rectify problems with Novopay, Piako school staff say it shouldn't have been launched in the first place.
The rebuilt Silver Fern Farms meat processing plant at Te Aroha is running efficiently, says Waikato hub manager.
Among the numerous scooters, rollerskates, and the odd go-kart was a group of students collecting food items for the Morrinsville Ezekiel Trust Budget Service Food Bank.
Riding for the Disabled in Te Aroha provides a unique experience for mentally and physically disabled people in Matamata-Piako
With performances from solo vocalists to trios and bands, Saturday's Te Aroha YES Factor had an array of fantastic young talent, the organiser says.
"We have no interest in amalgamating with anybody, " said Matamata-Piako Mayor Hugh Vercoe.
New Zealand's top barista has passed on his knowledge and expertise to Cafe Frock staff.
For ex-Morrinsville College student Dayna Kiekebosch, next month's relocation to the United States could send her swimming career into the fast lane.
Department of Conservation (DOC) staff working in and around Piako have not been affected by a final employment restructure that was announced earlier this year.
More than 3000 people attended last week's Ranfurly Shield game in Morrinsville, and despite a bit of bad publicity due to thieves, Morrinsville Promotions Association manager Cathy Balvert said it was a positive day all round.
Piako's smallest school is fighting the battle of a dwindling roll and fierce competition from others in the area.
Te Aroha's Phillip Legg has been made commander, one of the highest honours in the Order of St John.
A blue or pink light will shine on Te Aroha's clock tower following the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton's baby.
For the three members of the Morrinsville Yankee Haulers Car Club, these cars are their pride and joy, and the stoppage of an iconic brand will not change that.
The Walton Golf Club has marked 40 years at its present location with the official opening of a "spectacular" fountain.
The dream of becoming a Black Cap is drawing ever closer for a Morrinsville cricket player.
A kiwi singer-songwriter and folklorist has recently moved to Te Aroha for the next part of his musical journey.
Visitors to Piako have been on the rise during the past few years - thanks to Matamata's bustling attraction, Hobbiton.
Te Aroha and District Community Hospital gains a new top-of-the- line bed for patients.
Morrinsville Wheelers Cycling Club has received national recognition for its annual women's tour.
Creativity and artistic talent at David Street School has been allowed to flow over the past few months.
Two Piako schools have put their hands up to join Fonterra's Milk for Schools programme.
Piako parents are forking out around $70,000 a year for district secondary schools to make ends meet.
Cobras retained the Dr Dunn Trophy, symbol of club rugby supremacy in Te Aroha, with a 13-5 win over old rivals Waihou at Boyd Park last Saturday.
Te Aroha Arts Centre members have been busy preparing for the winter exhibition opening this Friday.
A change to rural subdivision rules by Matamata- Piako District Council faces a legal challenge.
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