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Outstanding scissors skills lead to selection

Cutting and styling a person's hair is a responsibility Carly Vivian and Emma Mouat take extremely seriously.

Challenges remain for Morrinsville businesses to compete

Covering the wide spectrum of business management is important for Cooper Aitken from director Gavin Haddon,  chief ...

One of the first accounting firms in New Zealand remains relevant in the modern era.

Thought about joining the Air Training Corps?

The No 31 (Morrinsville) Squadron aka the Bograts at their awards parade.

Sergeant Zhane Collinson's face lights up when she talks about being an officer for The Bograts.

Spreading the message about family violence

The new billboard featuring Matamta-Piako people supporting awareness around family violence.

Billboards featuring familiar faces are all part of a drive to stop family violence.

Morrinville base for GM Legal

Lawyer Jacqui Owen is heading GM Legal's first Waikato branch which opened in Morrinsville.

Morrinsville woman Jacqui Owen heads GM Legal's new Waikato branch in Morrinsville.

Helping others at Christmas time

 Countdown offers helping hand for food appeal.

Celebration of culture on Waitangi Day 2017

On Monday February 6, 2017, William Hobson's famous quote "He iwi tahi tatou" will set the scene for a celebration of people from all ethnic backgrounds in the Matamata-Piako district.

Suzy Monds doesn't do times she does bucket lists

Suzy Monds said while she was in Greenland, she had to make sure no skin was exposed because of the risk of frost bite.

Suzy Monds doesn't enter marathons to beat a personal best, in fact she doesn't even care about what her times are.

Combined age of nearly 200 years

June Wyatt and Joan Whittingham can often be found in a nice quiet spot at Lawrence House.

Told to take cancer beanie off

Joy Turner was asked to take her cancer beanie off when she was in Matamata ANZ branch.

She's been using the bank for 10 years, but a Matamata bank teller told her there was no exception to the rule.

Te Aroha Athletics grateful for support

Te Aroha Athletics Club's clubrooms have been targeted by vandals and burglars in recent months.

Te Aroha Athletics Club will benefit from a fundraiser at the Waihou farmers' market.

Commitment to his trade recognised

Nigel Evans, Scott Jenkins and John Inger.

 Scott Jenkins first Morrinsville College to receive a Woolf Fisher Fellowship since 1996.

Swamp Foxes coach moves on to Auckland club rugby

Hayden Roe, moving north to coach club rugby in Auckland.

Swamp Foxes head coach looks for new challenges in Auckland club rugby.

District's sporting success celebrated at awards

Morrinsville College nominees for this year's sports awards.

 Matamata-Piako comes out to celebrate its top sports people.

Festive fun in Te Aroha

In rehearsal for Festive Capers: Worzel Gummidge and Aunt Sally (Paul and Angela Ferguson), Stanley Holloway (John ...

Te Aroha Little Theatre is getting in the Festive Spirit.

Record takings at the Mountain Lions book fair

Philippa Davey, with Te Aroha Mountain Lions President, Margaret Martin.

Their Annual Book Fair has proved a real bonanza for the busy members of Te Aroha Mountain Lions.

Keeping pace with growing demand

Anchor UHT Whipping Cream on the production line.

Another 40 million cartons of whipping cream will soon be rolling down the conveyors at Fonterra's state-of-the-art Waitoa UHT facility.

Creative Waikato workshops at Future Te Aroha

Creative Waikato CEO Sarah Nathan.

Artists from around the Waikato have been up-skilling at free workshops by Creative Waikato.

Concert at Waihou Hall

Katie Trigg will be one of the solo artists performing at a special concert organised by Waihou Events Society.

The Waihou Events Society is hosting an evening of harmony and light.

High flying Morrinsville teenager

Emma Watson and Fun House lead the pony grand prix points table.

Morrinsville teenager Emma Watson is living her dream with her showjumping team.

What makes a good short film? video

Claire Ashton's short film, Digit, had its world premiere as part of the Arohanui Film Festival.

There's more to Kiwi short films than rugby, racing and sheep.

McCarthy goes into bat for Morrinsville

Rhys McCarthy is adding plenty of experience to the Morrinsville cricket side.

Rhys McCarthy has played in England and Holland but for now he's happy to ply his trade with Morrinsville.

Fitting farewell for sky pirate

Hundreds turned out for John Shuttleworth's funeral at the Waharoa Aerodrome on Saturday.

 Hundreds farewelled the Morrinsville pilot who died when his plane crashed on Tuesday.

Tussling with tutsan

Tutsan originated in southern and western Europe and is related to ornamental hypericums (St John's wort).

Waikato Weed Watch: Tussling with tutsan.

Elder abuse prevalent among families

Waikato Age Concern CEO Gail Gilbert, urges people to detect the signs of elder abuse.

People are being urged to detect the signs of elder abuse and seek help.

Te Aroha College production

The Addams Family cast members from Te Aroha College.

Te Aroha College presents The Addams Family - a new musical comedy. Performances will take place in the Te Aroha College hall.

Events centre facility for the community

Silver Fern Farms Te Aroha Events Centre.

The Silver Fern Farms Te Aroha Events Centre was officially opened on Friday October 14.

Wine tasting a family affair

Simon Wood will be writing a column 'Wood on Wine and Beer.

For the Wood family, wine is a family affair, and Simon Wood is continuing that legacy.

Growing a rural economy presents challenge

Businesses will look to retain young people as investors see who is available to make up a future work force.

A report on the current Matamata Piako district economy gives the new incoming council a base from which to work from.

Morrinsville Jazz Day seeks resource consent

The popular Jazz Day is applying for resource consent to continue the yearly event.

Council approves funding to help event organisers apply for resource consent.

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