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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.

Ryan Tesselaar named building apprentice of the year

Waikato Registered Master Builders Carters 2016 Apprentice of the Year Ryan Tesselaar.

Ryan Tesselaar has been named the Waikato Registered Master Builders Carters 2016 Apprentice of the Year.

Service hub proposed for Te Aroha

The Westpac bank in Te Aroha faces closure.

Te Aroha waits for the final decision over its Westpac Bak branch but mayor Jan Barnes is looking at a plan B.

Sisters showcase talent in Morrinsville

 The Toner Sisters will take the stage at the Morrinsville Country Music Spectacular this Saturday September 17.

Waitangi Day celebrations move to Te Aroha

Te Aroha Events Centre, where next year's Waitangi Day celebrations will be held for the Matamata-Piako district.

Waitangi Day celebrations in Matamata-Piako moves to Te Aroha for 2017.

Te Aroha Cruise In

Aroha Cruise in Te Aroha attracted hundreds from across the country in 2015.

The Aroha Cruise In is back again in 2016.

Valley and King Country end tough encounter in draw

A lineout during the Heartland Championship match between Thames Valley and King Country.

Tough encounter sees King Country and Thames Valley end in a draw.

Remembering William Timmins

About 50 members of the Timmins family, will gather in Te Aroha on September 17 to remember William Timmins.

Midwives pull out of Te Aroha

The gap between the Morrinsville Rhoda Read birthing Unit which closed in 2005 and plans to build a new facility has ...

Midwives in the Piako district are withdrawing as it is no longer viable to continue to service the area

Matamata-Piako District Business Awards

Linda and Geoff Maber, recipients of the Contribution to Community Award.

Matamata-Piako businesses gathered in Matamata to recognise the efforts and success of local businesses.

We should be worried about water

A conept drawing of a new reservoir on Kuranui Rd, south of Morrinsville.

Bob Hewitt believes we should all be concerned about water.

Impact Fight Night in Morrinsville

Natalee Lawson has the fighting spirit to continue her battle against cancer.

If there is anyone who has the right to throw a middle finger to the world - it's Natalee Lawson.

Ryan McIntyre looking forward to homecoming

Ryan McIntyre, returning home to perform in Morrinsville.

After leaving town to pursue a teaching career, Ryan McIntyre will be returning to perform in Morrinsville.

Agressive weed a threat to waterways, crops

It looks pretty but the alligator weed can form mats, taking over waterways, wetlands while on land it grows, competing ...

Waikato Weed Watch: It grows over water and land, choking waterways and competing with crops.

Staff morale, productivity improves and accidents reduced

Gavin Haddon, director CooperAitken, Kristine Gibbons, director Gibbons Engineering and Robyn Pickett, ACC Administrator.

Health and safety practices at the forefront of business.

Players return to boost Swamp Foxes

Kent McFarlane catches the ball for Waihou during a recent club match. Mcfarlane is in the Thames Valley team to play ...

The Swamp Foxes open the Heartland Championship rugby season in Paeroa this weekend.

Morrinsville out grows town's water supply capacity

A conept drawing of a new reservoir on Kuranui Rd, Morrinsville,  which will supply water to the town. The current ...

A plan to build a new reservoir will help Morrinsville prepare for projected population increase.

Sylvia Smith notches up 45 years as netball admin

Morrinsville Netball Centre secretary Sylvia Smith.

There were no gym sessions, no physio or player mod-cons when former rep Sylvia Smith started with Morrinsville netball 45 years ago.

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