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Liam awarded science grant for Australian conference

Morrinsville College student Liam Gilroy.

Morrinsville College student Liam Gilroy has been awarded a grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand to attend a science conference in Australia.

Wairere Stream's beauty captured

Wairere Stream

This month's photo to gain honours at Te Aroha Camera Club is Wairere Stream taken by Peter Kamenhiout.

Fairies, minions and the hulk at Springdale School dress-up day

Knights in shining armour Monty Carter, 8, left, and Finn Cookson, 8, dressed up for Springdale School's book fair ...

Knights in shining armour, minions, fairies and even the Hulk put in an appearance at Springdale school on Friday.

Olivia takes special scenic Dreamliner tour

Olivia Kelsey and her mum Katarina enjoy the Dreamliner flight. .

Nine-year-old Olivia Kelsey was flying high recently as part of a special scenic tour of New Zealand from the air in a 787-9 Dreamliner.

Springtide performance to raise funds for gallery

Jackie Luke will perform with Springtide in Morrinsville on May 28.

Former Piako musician Jackie Luke will perform with her Australian group Springtide to raise funds for Wallace Gallery.

"Uke-aholics" to meet for festival

Mapuna Turner with her electric ukulele.

According to Mapuna Turner, playing the ukulele is addictive.

Field drained at St Joseph's School

St Joseph's School Te Aroha principal Kristine Osburn surveys the work being done.

A huge mess has been made on the field at St Joseph's School in Te Aroha.

Vandals ruin freshly laid concrete at i-SITE

Cathy Balvert with the vandalised concrete behind the Morrinsville i-SITE and Visitor Centre.

Vandals have ruined freshly-laid concrete behind the Morrinsville i-SITE and visitor information centre.

Midlands women's hockey team win national U21 title

The Midlands U21 hockey team after winning the 2016 national champions in Dunedin.

Piako hockey players have made history as part of the The University of Waikato Midlands U21 Women's team.

Students learn about community

Matamata-Piako District mayor Jan Barnes talks to Kiwitahi School students.

Kiwitahi School students had a visit from Matamata-Piako district mayor on May 17 as part of an inquiry into the school's community.

Women's stories told in Future Te Aroha play

Bailee Foulds rehearses for the upcoming Future Te Aroha play The Vagina Monologues.

Future Te Aroha is presenting The Vagina Monologues, a play that shares the tales of women's vastly different experiences in life.

New Lives offers hope for animals

Enjoying time with the new feline at Lawrence House are, from left: Shirley Gwynne, Estella Andersen, Donna Young and ...

New hope has been found for a friendly cat that was found shot and malnourished.

Funds raised for rescue chopper appeal

Te Aroha Westpac Bank staff from left: Andrea Coetzer, Jo Wright and Kris Turner, with some of the baking on offer.

Baking and breakfast fundraisers were held in the Piako district on May 13 to raise funds for the Westpac Chopper Appeal.

Springtide hit the spot at Art Festival

Australian musical group Springtide played to a good audience in Te Aroha Arts Centre on Saturday afternoon. From left: ...

Australian trio Springtide were popular guests at Folk Under The Mountain last weekend as part of the Te Aroha Arts in May Festival.

Tappin duo to perform at country music club

Kay and Kevin Tappin.

Matamata country music duo Kay and Kevin Tappin are the guest artists at the Te Aroha Country Music Club on May 22.

Close win for Te Aroha Women's Golf


Te Aroha Women's Golf team win national club teams championship district final.

Singer entertains catholic school students

Australian singer Michael Mangan performs for students at St Joseph's School Te Aroha.

Australian singer Michael Mangan entertained children from five catholic schools on May 10.

Tennis courts ready to roll for winter season


Te Aroha Tennis Club life member Owen Passau prepares the grass courts for the winter season.

Performers to compete at Smokefreerockquest

Morrinsville College student Ruby Stevens, left, will perform as a solo artist and the band Square Pegs will again ...

Morrinsville College has six acts entered in the Smokefreerockquest heats on May 20 at the Clarence Street Theatre in Hamilton.

Event centre on track despite funding shortfall

The Te Aroha Event Centre is currently being built behind the old show shed, right.

The Silver Fern Farms Event Centre in Te Aroha will be completed on time despite a $200,000 shortfall.

Murdoch to perform at club night

Joan Murdoch

Joan has been a member of the Morrinsville Country Music Club since 2001.

Croquet club wins Midlands League

Winners of the Midlands League Croquet competition are from left: Lou Conning, Flora Cameron, Cath Wilkie and Alan Wilkie.

The Te Aroha Croquet Club has won the Midland League Croquet competition, beating Matamata in the finals on May 3.

Breakfast to raise funds for Chopper Appeal

A Chopper Breakfast will be held to raise funds for Waikato Westpac Helicopters.

A Chopper Breakfast is being held in Morrinsville on May 13 to raise funds for the Westpac Chopper Appeal.

Community spirit award for helping others

Te Aroha Community Spirit Award winner Ra Stucki.

 A lifetime of helping others has earned Ra Stucki the Te Aroha Community Spirit of the Year award.

Community support for Te Aroha RDA "tremendous"

Te Aroha Dirt Kart Club life member Gordon Fisher, left, hands a cheque to Te Aroha & Districts RDA head coach Devon ...

A month ago, Te Aroha & Districts Riding for the Disabled only had $1000 in its bank account.

Junior squash takes off

Giving squash at go with junior coach Lindsey Walters at the Morrinsville Squash Club muster are from left: Tyler ...

Junior squash players are giving the game of squash a go at Morrinsville Squash Club.

Breeder looks forward to first cat show

Karen Letcher will enter her Lilac Burmese kitten Cloe in the Te Aroha Mid-Island Cat Club Championship Show on May 28.

Burmese cat breeder Karen Letcher has the purr-fect puss to take to her first cat show.

Playschool holds Mums' Market

St Joseph's Hall in Te Aroha was buzzing on Saturday at Elstow Playschool's first Mums' Market.

Elstow Playschool held its first Mums' Market at St Joseph's Church Hall, Te Aroha, on Saturday.

Horticultural society faces uncertain future

The 'Morrinsville' rose, which was specially developed for the Morrinsville Horticultural Society's 100th celebrations ...

The Morrinsville Horticultural Society faces an uncertain future as it struggles to find younger members.

Home coming for Springtide artist

Jackie Luke, left, Greg Wilson and Rita Woolhouse.

Artist Jackie Luke will be coming back to her home town of Te Aroha this month to perform with Australian musical group Springtide.

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