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Award-winning performances at Stage Challenge

Lewis Marshall and Teagan Gorman on stage during Te Aroha College's Stage Challenge performance.

Piako college students gave their best performances during two Stage Challenge events recently, scooping many awards of excellence.

Table tennis player wins Oceania medals

Table Tennis champion Armindeep Singh.

Table tennis champion Armindeep Singh has brought home medals and prize money from two Oceania events.

Perfect conditions for croquet winter series


The Te Aroha Croquet Club held it's third winter series match on June 28.

Piako to face Thames Valley B in Stan Meads Cup opening round

Piako flanker Steve Akauola, of Morrinsville, picks up the ball just before scoring a try in the Stan Meads Cup final Te ...

Piako will face Thames Valley B at Boyd Park in Te Aroha in the opening round of the 2016 Stan Meads Cup on August 13.

Rural healthcare hub delivers a shot in the arm for property investors

The land and buildings housing one of the Waikato's biggest healthcare centres has been placed on the market for sale.

The land and buildings housing one of the biggest medical hubs in the Waikato has been placed on the market for sale.

Youth volunteer recognised

Nicholas Roberts has been awarded the Volunteer Excellence Awards - Youth Award runner up.

Morrinsville's Nicholas Roberts has been named Youth Award runner up in the Volunteer Excellence Awards.

Robotic milking open day

Ben Cameron is holding a robotic milking open day on his farm.

Ben Cameron will host an open day on his Morrinsville farm on June 29, to demonstrate robotic milking.

A retrospective exhibition for artist Pam Watson

Artist Pam Watson.

Pam Watson has been a well known figure in the Hamilton and Waikato art world for over 35 years.

College hosts Australian students in sports exchange

Football sides from Te Aroha College and The Glennie School from Toowoomba.

Te Aroha College hosted The Glennie School from Toowoomba, Australia, in a sports exchange recently.

Unwanted books wanted for Red Cross Book Fair

Piako Post is collecting second-hand books for the 20th Red Cross Book Fair at Te Rapa RaceCourse. Drop your unwanted ...

 It's time to dust off your unwanted books, puzzles and records and donate them to the annual Red Cross Book Fair.

Sherlock Holmes on stage in Te Aroha

Jordan Davison (Actor Tim Kapoor) and Sarah Hudson (Actor Hannah Grant) await the arrival of Sherlock Holmes.

Legendary detective Sherlock Homes is set to hit the stage in Te Aroha next month.

Pulling in results at Fieldays once again

Hayden Webster with the winning New Holland T8-330 and Iain Lillington with his  New HollandT7-250.

Contracting compay pulls some top results at the National Fieldays.

Cody set for adventure at Outward Bound

Te Aroha College student Cody Hill packs his bag after being selected for Outward Bound in the Marlborough Sounds.

Cody Hill is looking forward to the adventure of a lifetime after being selected for Outward Bound.

Good in hood is great for volunteer organisations

Volunteer organisations from Morrinsville and Matamata benefit from the petrol station company Z's Good in the Hood campaign.

Volunteer organisations recently benefited from the petrol station company Z's Good in the Hood campaign.

New Drop In Centre opens in Te Aroha

New Drop In Centre organisers Peter Volker, front left, and Josephine Clarke join some of the regulars for a cuppa and ...

A new Drop In Centre has opened its doors in Te Aroha following the closure of the old centre after 25 years.

Opinion: Water quality major issue

New rules around improving water quality are being explored.

Opinion: River water quality, rates and dairy prices will domintate the rest of 2016.

Opinion: Calving season nears, be prepared

Be prepared for the calving season.

Opinion: Now is the time to put systems in place for the coming calving season.

Australian bush scene awarded honours

Australian Bush, after the fire

 One of this month's photos to gain honours at the Te Aroha Camera Club is Australian Bush, after the fire, taken by Myrie Townsend.

Huge crowd for Racing Te Aroha's Dally Day

Racing Te Aroha president Dave Higgins

 A huge crowd turned out for Racing Te Aroha's first jumps day of the season on Sunday.

Rural bachelors party in Piako

Rural Bachelor of the Year winner Paul Olsen from Manawatu.

Rural Bachelor of the Year contestants were at risk of falling off the shelf with a good night out under the mountain of love.

Art auction to raise funds for gallery residency programme

Tauhei glass artist Karin Barr and Wallace Gallery director Justin Jade Morgan prepare for the art auction with some of ...

Wallace Gallery is preparing for its art auction on June 23 for a new residency programme for artists.

Hantlers to sing at Te Aroha club day

Country music artists Renny and Jenny Hantler.

Te Aroha Country Music Club is hosting Renny and Jenny Hantler at it's club day on June 26.

Industry training graduates recognised

The Matamata Piako industry training graduates with district mayor Jan Barnes.

Matamata-Piako District Council is a member of the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs, a national initiative to encourage employment or training for people in New Zealand.

Huimai Playcentre to celebrate 50 years

Three generations of the Fulton family involved with Huimai Playcentre since 1973, back row: Molly McCarthny, 4, left, ...

Huimai Playcentre in Tauhei is set to celebrate 50 years since its doors were first opened.

Purr-fect day for Te Aroha Cat Show

Burmese kitten, Braid Valley Cleo, won best in show for entire kittens.

More than 100 furry felines filled Te Aroha's St Joseph's Church hall recently for the Te Aroha Mid-Island Cat Club Championship Show.

Mike King to give inspiration at job seminar

KiwI comedian Mike King.

Kiwi comedian and motivational speaker Mike King will be speaking at a job seminar in Te Aroha next month.

Winter exhibition celebrates sports

Te Aroha & District Museum volunteer Jade Laan with a set of golf clubs that is part of the Winter Exhibition, Well Played.

Te Aroha & District Museum has opened a winter exhibition that celebrates keen sports people in the town.

Host families needed for exchange students


Student Exchange Australia New Zealand is urgently looking for families to host international exchange students.

Male Voices Waikato to perform

Male Voices Waikato.

Male Voices Waikato

Teacher to work in China for a year

Morrinsville School deputy principal Sarah McLeish.

Morrinsville School deputy principal Sarah McLeish

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