Piako Post

Fashion icon to speak at luncheon

Annah Stretton will be the speaker at this year's Ladies Luncheon in Matamata.

Annah Stretton will be the guest of honour at this year's Ladies Luncheon fundraiser for Pohlen Hospital.

Opinion: Who is in charge of what?

Pastures flooded near the Piako River. Who should people turn to for help when a weather event strikes?

Opinion: It's important to understand how councils and organisations work together in an emergency.

Just by listening, you're helping

Mike King smiles for a selfie with student Chey Johanson.

College students issued with challenge to help change attitudes around mental health.

Crime spate prompts community action

The people of Morrinsville are fed-up with the spate of crime.

When the going gets tough, the Morrinsville community steps up and gets going.

Have you seen this fire engine?

Can you help find this 1965 Commer Fire engine, which was originally owned by the Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade?

Museum looking for clues to find beloved fire engine.

Morrinsville's first traffic lights

Greypower president Mike Gribble supported by Ron Tuck where the first set of traffic lights are to be installed.

First it was a giant cow , now Morrinsville is to get its first set of traffic lights.

Tyres slashed at retirement village

Morrinsville Police sergeant Vic Sneddon.

Community meeting called to sort out town's spate of crime.

Death by chocolate

Chocolate vine pods. The pest plant is a climber from central Asia.

Chocolate vine has been banned from sale and landowners are required to destroy it.

Gang man to take on thieves

Kerry "Tank" Diamond is sick to death of crime in his home town of Morrinsville.

Former gang man is sick of thieves hammering his town. Now he's doing something about it.

Central Otago 'good place' to make wine

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, during their Royal Visit in 2014, were able to ...

Opinion: Dark Skull Imperial Coconut Stout, is actually, not a beer to skull.

Living and loving Fieldays

Contract milker Clint Gulliver is one 170-plus volunteers at Fieldays.

Waikato dairy farmer one in an army of volunteers helping at Fieldays.

Challenges you can attribute to Sod's law

Waikato writer and film-maker, Claire Ashton.

OPINION: Sod's law ensures you can't prepare for that 'one-in-whatever' year event.

Mega cow's new home

Morrinsville is getting ready to reveal its newest feature, Mega Cow.

Morrinsville's Mega Cow will finally be unveiled on Wednesday.

Wine tastings provide delicious options

Waikato food and wine writer, Simon Wood.

Opinion: Wine of the night came from a country whose wines are often unfairly maligned.

Making effluent storage look easy

Anton Meier is smiling because he has the answer to making effluent storage compliant.

Anton Meier heard how European farmers store effluent and water, now he ihas imported the idea into New Zealand and dairy farmers are loving it.

Four-year term for Government needed

Former National MP John Luxton, during a recent visit to Cambridge in the Waikato, hopes families will take time to ...

Former National MP reckons Winston Peters 'holds the cards' to next election.

Morrinsville moo-ving ahead

Morrinsville's Mega Cow is under construction.

The Herd of Cows? street art project was born from a desire to put Morrinsville on the map. 

History in the making

Morrinsville Intermediate Girls' cricket team are off to Nationals.

The Morrinsville Intermediate Girls 1st XI cricket team have taken out the Northern Districts competition.

What do you want your river to look like?

Pastures flooded near the Piako River.

What do you want the Piako River to look like in 10 years time?

Personal experiences lead to fundraising

Marie Riddle and Angela Thompson are organising Pink Ribbon fundraisers in Te Aroha.

Cancer is something that has touched the majority of us.

Dutchies’ netball dream delivered

Casey Kopua leads Dutchies' players Nikki McColl and Christina Piercy and teammates through a training session.

A group of Morrinsville netballers had their dream delivered, by Casey Kopua.

Rates rise on the way

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Newly elected Waikato Regional Council chairman Alan Livingston.

Proposed regional council rates rise stays under 3 per cent.

Major mooer on the moo-ve

The Morrinsville mega cow under construction.

Moo-ve over Taihape and Ohakune, there's another mega figure in town.

Morrinsville Community House and Police working together

Sergeant Vic Sneddon, Julie Addenbrooke-Moss and Constable Ryan Johnston.

Morrinsville Community House and local Police are working together to provide a new support service to assist people in gaining their learner driver licence.

Folk Under the Mountain

According to the godfather of folk music Phil Garland, Te Aroha was the best little town in New Zealand.

Silence offered as respect for fallen soldiers

People march as part of the Te Aroha, Anzac Day Dawn Parade.

Waikato students reflect on Anzac Day commemorations.

Ka Mate haka relived on Anzac Day

Les Raddeker lays a wreath at the Morrinsville Anzac Day service, on behalf of the NZ Navy.

Morrinsville people turn out to pay tribute to those who died in major conflicts.

Debrief likely on flood protection

Paddocks were underwater after the Piako River breached its banks.

OPINION: Financial impact of weather event yet to be felt.

BMXers claim top eight spots in nationals

Two wheels is the preferred mode of transport for three young racers.

Built to last but left to ruin

Department of Conservation will be left to decide the fate of the Ngarua Hall.

Community halls well past their use-by date in Matamata-Piako.

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