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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.

Evening to focus on men's health


Men of all ages are encouraged to go along to a Morrinsville Lions men's health night on May 25.

Piako firefighters to tackle Sky Tower stair challenge

The Auckland Sky Tower

Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge

New mental illness project to reduce descrimination


Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki is looking for Piako people interested in a new project aimed reducing discrimination for those with mental illness.

Junior squash coaching set to begin

Sara Kane, 9, of St Joseph's School Morrinsville gives squash a go at the Morrinsville Squash Club junior open day last ...

Morrinsville Squash Club is offering juniors the chance to receive coaching on Mondays from May 16.

Photo of the month


This month's Te Aroha Camera Club photo to gain honours was  "Morrinsille Farm" taken by Kathy Bland.

Glitz and glamour at fashion show

Sarah Rasmussen shows off the latest in fashion.


Domain Gallery to celebrate 20 years

Te Aroha Arts Society member Shirley Thomas, left, displays some of her artwork with president Rosalie Williams at the ...

The Te Aroha Arts Centre will celebrate 20 years since the Domain Art Gallery opened its doors.

On their bikes for Anzac ride

Ride of Respect organising committee Jay Mason, back left, Patrick Te Wake, Chris Laird, Rod Irvine, front, Tiki O'Brien ...

Waikato motorcycle club will host the region's first Ride of Respect.

Annual hunting and fishing competition

Grand Tavern Hunting & Fishing Club will be holding its annual open hunting and fishing competition next month.

The Grand Tavern Hunting & Fishing Club will be holding its annual open hunting and fishing competition for the 31st year in a row.

Local groups supported

Nine Piako community groups have been selected for Z's Good in the Hood.

Community groups to share in $1 million with Z's Good in the Hood

Croquet players take Pukeko Shield

Croquet players from left: Clem Apted, Alan Wilkie, Wendy Stewart, Ray Kitchener, Helen Grant, Cath Wilkie, Flora ...

Te Aroha golf croquet players won the Pukeko Shield as part of the Thames Valley team last Friday.

Robertson to perform in Te Aroha

Singer/song-writer Craig Robertson.

Singer/song-writer Craig Robertson is the guest artist for the Te Aroha Country Music Club on April 24.

Piako communities support Poppy Day

Sisters and Te Aroha RSA Women's Section members Lelia Shanley, left and Athleen McCabe collect for Poppy Day at Te ...

The RSA Poppy Day Appeal was well-supported by Piako communities on Friday.

Woollen slippers donated to school children

Maddison Gibson, 5, left, and volunteer Colleen Weller with some of the slippers knitted by Lawrence House residents for ...

Students at Stanley Avenue School will have toasty toes this winter.

Long-serving staff farewelled

Long-serving David St School staff Lois Sinclair, left, and Shirley Reid were farewelled on April 15.

Two long-serving staff members have been farewelled at David St School after serving a combined total of 64 years.

School holiday songwriting workshops with a serious message

A series of workshops will be held at the Morrinsville Baptist Church in Moorhouse St.

Lyric-writing workshops with a serious message will be held during the school holidays in Morrinsville.

Funds raised for child cancer


A brand new bike was given away at Professionals Real Estate Morrinsville's annual fundraiser for the Child Cancer Foundation.

Queen's 90th birthday to be celebrated

Royalists Bill and Angela Thompson and guests will celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday.

Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday will be celebrated in style in Te Aroha on April 21.

New principal goes back to her old school

From left: Holly Aitchison, 13, principal Andrea Colebourn, Payton Rowling-Colebourn, 12, Grant Vollegregt, 12, Cillian ...

Andrea Colebourn fondly remembers when she went to St Joseph's School Morrinsville as a child.

An Energizing day at Intermediate

Jayden Borrington, 11, runs with the ball during a game of "Kick-Touch".

Morrinsville Intermediate students had a day of sports on April 8 as part of Sport Waikato's Project Energize sports day.

Toffee pop cleans up at A&P shows

Toffee Pop the calf and Zoe Botha.

 Zoe Botha and her Jersey calf Toffee Pop have been cleaning up at A&P Shows this season.

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