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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.

Pathways to Excellence extended to Matamata-Piako

Agri-engineering and sport science are among areas that could be invested in at the University of Waikato, says vice ...

Te Ara ki Angitū: Pathways to Excellence focuses on making university more accessible.

Morrinsville College Wearable Arts

Morrinsville College students put their creative minds to work to make some original garments for the Wearable Arts ...

The Queen of Hearts, Crazy Crayones and the Cable Tie Fairy are all creations by Morrinsville students.

Kristie Baillie back from Nepal

Morrinsville Hillary Scholar Kristie Baillie.

Kristie Baillie was one of four Hillary scholars to spend 16 days in Nepal

Customers changing the way they do banking

Westpac Bank is closing more rural branches.

Regional Westpac branches facing closure include Te Aroha.

Election not needed for Morrinsville or Te Aroha

Te Aroha Ward councillor Teena Cornes, re-elected unopposed to the Matamata-Piako District Council.

Returning councillors for the Morrinsville and Te Aroha wards of the Matamata District Council have expressed regret no one was standing against them.

Hazard man gets recognition

Grant Holmes with Health and Safety Facilitator Kate Stevens (left), and mayor Jan Barnes.

Grant Holmes has been recognised for his outstanding efforts in Health and Safety at work.

Council encourages groups to give new centre a go

A photo showing work on the Te Aroha Events Centre in May.

Off peak fees available for organisations to give the new Te Aroha Events Centre a go to see if its a good fit for them.

Piako, Thames Valley draw in Stan Meads Cup action

Jayson Chambers looks to off-load the ball for Piako after getting caught in a tackle.

Colts players the star attraction during the Piako versus Thames Valley encounter.

Tae Kwon Do: Thought about giving it a go?

Feast Tae Kwon Do Te Aroha members Hunter Wilson, Kahn Barlow and instructor Craig Wilson.

Feast Tae Kwon Do Te Aroha has plenty to celebrate.

Barnes thinks council can improve

Matamata Piako Mayor Jan Barnes wants to see her council raise the bar and achieve higher standards.

Matamata-Piako District Council is looking to become an A Grade council as it takes part in a new programme that rates councils performances.

Well known artist coming to Morrinsville

Che Orton will be at the Morrinsville Country Music Club Spectacular

Che Orton has recently formed one of the top bands around the Waikato, and is quickly gaining a great reputation throughout the country.

Aspiring writers

Emma Taylor and Seren Stevens.

Emma Taylor and Seren Stevens have had their work published in the Toitoi Journal.

Faster broadband essential part of many NZers' lives

Kiwi homes are using more data when it comes to streamling te

The average Matamata-Piako home used 69GB of broadband data in June 2016 compared to 35GB in January 2015.

Theft and vandalism rife in Te Aroha

Noel Hinge.

Someone in Te Aroha knows where Noel Hinge's flag is.

Mayor re-elected unopposed in Matamata-Piako

No one brave enough to take on mayor Jan Barnes and her councillors, most of which, are re-elected unopposed.

Few choices for voters when it comes to election of the Matamata-Piako District Council.

Passion for food ends in bronze medal

Te Aroha chef Lisa Loomans.

Chef wins big at New Zealand Chef Association Senior Lifestyle Cuisine competition.

Eleanor van Bysterveldt winner of scholarship

Eleanor van Bysterveldt and her parents John and Mary after the award ceremony.

Eleanor van Bysterveldt was announced the winner of a $6000 scholarship at the Waihou Piako catchment committee meeting last week.

Harcourts' newest Rural and Lifestyle agent

Wayne Pamment, from Tatua co-operative dairy company to Harcourts.

Wayne Pamment comes to Harcourts after a three-year professional career at Tatua.

Te Aroha's golden boy

Te Aroha Museum volunteer Colleen Maloney, with a plaque of Olympic gold medallist Sir Peter Snell.

Sir Peter Snell among the treasures at Te Aroha Museum.

Waikato Children's Literature Association host event.

Helen Le Heron from Books for Kids waxed lyrical about the text and illustrations in Kyle Mewburn and Sarah Davis' The ...

Morrinsville College students have made their choice for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

Vote in the next local body elections

Young people are being encouraged to vote at the coming local government elections, or think about standing as a candidate.

If you are aged between 18 and 39 years old you should be interested in local body politics.

Waihou dominate Waihi to take win

Waihou Rugby Football and Sports Club senior A side won the Thames Valley Championship on Saturday.

Waihou Rugby Football and Sports Club defend premiership title.

House of Travel unveils their cow in Morrinsville

Sculptor Adrian Worsley, front. Back, from left: House of Travel Morrinsville staff members Kirsty McCartney, Trudi ...

Udderly Hot, the 42nd member of the herd, was unveiled in Morrinsville.

Jos Nielsen remembered

Jos Nielsen, passed away on July 4, was a cherished member of the Te Aroha community.

Jos Nielsen was an instigator of the Te Aroha Family Budgeting Services in 1991.

Web series filmed in Te Aroha

Left to right, Shauna Budden, Chris Parminter, Manonpagna Chin, Robin Buser, Jonathan Lane and Bailee Foulds.

Toni Garson has moved from being in front of the camera to behind it.

Mums and bubs enjoy new playgroup

Cooper Macartney, 2, has a drive in a toy car at the new Mums and Bubs playgroup at Community House.

A new playgroup for preschoolers and their parents has been set up at Morrinsville's Community House.

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