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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.

What crushed this giant can?

What's up with the damaged diary whip can outside Tatua Co-operative Dairy Company?

Something's wrong with the giant dairy whip silo outside Tatua Co-operative.

Drivers needed for Red Cross community vans

Te Aroha Red Cross van co-ordinators and drivers Keith and Sandra Ainsworth with the new vans.

Te Aroha Red Cross is desperately short of volunteer drivers for its community van service.

Gwynne Shield tournament kicks off

The Farm Source Morrinsville Gwynne Shield Rugby team.

The Farm Source Morrinsville Gwynne Shield Rugby team has been selected and the first game of the tournament was played on July 10. 

Celebrating cultures at Springdale School

Springdale School students jump rope for the Heart Foundation.

Students at Springdale School have been celebrating different cultures from around the world.

Members awarded Women's Institute badges

Te Aroha West Women's Institute members Helen Steffert, left, merit badge; Marilyn Hetherington, good service badge, and ...

Te Aroha West Women's Institute members were presented with badge awards recently.

Chocky-chippie cookies for a good cause

Jack Stroobant, 4, left, holds the bowl while Lincoln Marshall, 2, mixes the ingredients for chocky-chippie cookie dough ...

Children and parents of Country Buddies Preschool were busy making chocolate chip cookies for a good cause on June 30.

Monaghan to perform at country music club night

Ryan Monaghan is this month's Morrinsville Country Music Club guest artist.

 Ryan Monaghan is the guest artist at Morrinsville Country Music Club's July 8 club night.

Hospice volunteer enjoys helping out

Morrinsville Hospice volunteers peter Van Veen, left, and Nicholas Roberts.

Nicholas Roberts can be found helping out at the Morrinsville Hospice shop several days a week.

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.

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