Piako Post

Libraries in the digital era

Dr Ursula Edgington recently visited a number of libraries in the South Island to see how well they were connected to ...

Opinion: Has there been enough investment to bring out libraries into the digital era?

Epic hikoi puts pastor's faith to test

Phil Pawley on the Morrinsville to Waharoa leg of his hikoi from Waitangi to Waikanae.

Hikoi from Waitangi to Waikanae follows the path of Te Rongopai a Ruka.

Children's book on WWI survivor

Chris Little with Tortie, the tortoise, recognised as the oldest survivor of WWI.

WWI survivor shares her story with children.

Saving life 'a natural thing to do' video

Wilbur Smith saved a young Morrinsville Primary School boy in 2014.

A bus driver came to the aid of a young boy - and saved his life.

Council shows fiscal responsibility

Sir Dryden Spring, keeping a tight grip on the reigns of finance and compliance as chair of the Matamata-Piako District ...

Matamata Piako District Council continues to show fiscal responsibiltyresulting in a projected $1.9 million surplus.

Refuse station tightens revenue stream

The entrance way to the Te Aroha Refuse Transfer Station clearly shows charges for disposal.

A review of the Matamata-Piako refuse transfer stations revealed lapses in revenue gathering.

Morrinsville Floral Festival


Cigarettes and cash taken in shop burglary


New review to detect earthquake-prone buildings

The Nottingham Castle has withstood everything nature has thrown at it over its 104-year history.

Review may bring some relief to owners of at-risk earthquake buidlings.

'Heroes' efforts praised

Rebecca Johnson and Dannielle Buckton jumped in to help the six-year-old.

Pair who jumped into help a child hit by a boat and trailer have been acknowledged at a special assembly.

Women 'on their moons' do not approach

Film-maker Claire Ashton lives in Te Aroha and has worked as a film location scout.

Opinion: Waikato writer, film-maker Claire Ashton gives readers an insight into New Zealand's movie industry.

Esk Valley's taste enough to satisfy the palate

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

Opinion: Old-world wines of Esk Valley prove to be popular option for those looking for something new and different.

Nan, brother saw boy get run over

The boy, 6, was hit as he tried to cross the road to get to his nan.

A 6-year-old boy was crossing the road to meet his nan when he was hit.

Fighting fires for 40 years

Being a volunteer fire fighter is a job you can never take lightly especially when it comes to call outs.

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.

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