Piako Post

Fitting farewell for sky pirate

Hundreds turned out for John Shuttleworth's funeral at the Waharoa Aerodrome on Saturday.

 Hundreds farewelled the Morrinsville pilot who died when his plane crashed on Tuesday.

Tussling with tutsan

Tutsan originated in southern and western Europe and is related to ornamental hypericums (St John's wort).

Waikato Weed Watch: Tussling with tutsan.

Elder abuse prevalent among families

Waikato Age Concern CEO Gail Gilbert, urges people to detect the signs of elder abuse.

People are being urged to detect the signs of elder abuse and seek help.

Te Aroha College production

The Addams Family cast members from Te Aroha College.

Te Aroha College presents The Addams Family - a new musical comedy. Performances will take place in the Te Aroha College hall.

Events centre facility for the community

Silver Fern Farms Te Aroha Events Centre.

The Silver Fern Farms Te Aroha Events Centre was officially opened on Friday October 14.

Wine tasting a family affair

Simon Wood will be writing a column 'Wood on Wine and Beer.

For the Wood family, wine is a family affair, and Simon Wood is continuing that legacy.

Growing a rural economy presents challenge

Businesses will look to retain young people as investors see who is available to make up a future work force.

A report on the current Matamata Piako district economy gives the new incoming council a base from which to work from.

Morrinsville Jazz Day seeks resource consent

The popular Jazz Day is applying for resource consent to continue the yearly event.

Council approves funding to help event organisers apply for resource consent.

Dairy Industry Awards about to kick off

A launch event will be held to kick off the Waikato Dairy Industry Awards.

The launch event of the 2017 Dairy Industry Awards will be held at Farm Source Morrinsville.

Lightning turns oak tree into kindling

Clippings from Piako Post, October, 2006.

We turn back the pages of the Piako Post for a snapshot at what made headlines.

St Matthew's Morrinsville monthly concert

Morrinsville Intermediate Choir with perform at St Matthew's Church Morrinsville, October 16.

At St Matthew's, Morrinsville, monthly concerts are held to raise money for their organ.

Do you want to be a Kookaburra Kid?

Rhys McCowatt, Gerry MacInnes and Aria McCowatt.

Morrinsville Junior Cricket has been run through the local schools for a number of years.

Contributions acknowledged

As Irene Needham accepted a certificate for long service to Te Aroha Fish and Game.

You never know who you might bump into

You never know who you'll bump into at the David St School Famous Couples Party.

Does this medal belong to you?

This medal was found on Studholme St in Morrinsville and Morrinsville Police want to find out who it belongs to.

A Royal New Zealand Lifesaving medal was found in Studholme St last week and Morrinsville Police are keen to reunite it with its rightful owner.

Rain delays start of new cricket competition

Waikato Vallley Cricket Association's cricket development manager Mark Coles.

Rain has delayed start of the new Waikato Valley- Hamilton combined cricket competition.

Electric wheels win best style design award

Evolocity is a school competition where students design and build an electric vehicle which they then race against entries from other schools.

Nerves keep performance real for Ryan McIntyre

It was a special moment for Ryan McIntyre  to sing with his mum Sharon, at the Spectacular.

Ryan McIntyre is no stranger to singing in front of large crowds but the nerves started to set up just prior to taking the stage at Morrinsville College.

Kickstart Breakfast Club of the year

Morrinsville Primary School has the best Kickstart Breakfast Club in the galaxy.

Morrinsville bring home Piako Shield

Morrinsville Soccer AFC won the Piako Shield, defeating Te Aroha 4-nil at Boyd Park, Te Aroha.

Morrinsville hope the Piako Shield will set up their football club for an improved 2017 season.

Get off the couch and head to fun run

Morrinsville College Fun Run/Walk is on Sunday, October 16.

The 15th Annual Morrinsville College Fun Run/Walk consists of a 5km, 10km and a half marathon run/walk and is always well supported by Morrinsville locals and out of towners of all ages and abilities.

Wallace Gallery director grateful for support

 Wallace Gallery has been successful in obtaining an annual grant of $20,000 from Chorus.

Love of lacrosse leads to nationals

Morrinsville College student Ashley Karl in her New Zealand uniform.

Morrinsville College student Ashley Karl takes first step towards lacrosse World Cup goal.

Tough choice for sport star

Morrinsville College student Tegan Broomfield (centre) with her friends and team mates Alison and Alysha Priestley.

Tegan Broomfield is a star on the rise, in demand on the basketball and netball courts.

Don McFarlane sharing love of country music

Te Aroha Country Music Club's monthly guest artist Don McFarlane.

Don McFarlane became involved in country music when his daughter Anita started singing at the Morrinsville Country Music Club many years ago.

Hard work pays off for young scientists

Matamata Intermediate School student Logan Crispe took out the prizes for Best in Fair and Best Technology Award at the ...

The Ingham East Waikato Science and Technology Fair was held at the Morrinsville College hall last week, 

Call for better health and safety at annual event

What was supposed to be a fun, family day out quickly turned into a nightmare for Vincent and Gaylene Klaassen  when their son Jack was injured at A Day in the Domain.

Redundancies likely at Wallace Corporation

Wallace Corporation CEO Graham Shortland.

Jobs could be reduced at a well-known tannery business.

From The Bachelor to Miss Auckland

Ceri McVinnie as she appeared on The Bachelor season two.

Who needs a rose when you can score a sash and a crown?

Kimutahi Allen finds sporting niche in basketball

Future New Zealand basketball star Kimutahi Allen.

Te Aroha College student Kimutahi Allen has been selected for the U15 Boys Northern National Talent Development Camp.

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