Entries had to be closed early last month for the event, the second stop on the Ultra World Tour. Places for the event sold out in record time with a record number of international competitors for any running event held in New Zealand. The full race is a 100-kilometre trail run from Rotorua to Kawerau […]
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Heritage on display at museum 9 February 2016 IN spite of being postponed due to rain, Sunday’s Waterwheel Trust Live Day at Kawerau was a favourite event for fans of vintage machinery. Event organiser John Galbraith said though attendance was down slightly, there was a lot to see and experience. “It went very well. Families
Metal ninja has iron will 12 February 2016 MUSICAL VISION: Ngati Awa musician Richie Allan is through his determination and skill able to enlist the support of international companies and talented kiwi musicians. FANS of Kawerau guitar virtuoso Richie Allan will be pleased to know he’s not planning to change his winning formula anytime soon.
Lack of public toilets in Kawerau an inconvenience 12 February 2016 PUBLIC toilets kicked off a Kawerau District Council meeting this week. Speaking at a public forum at the start of the regulatory and services committee meeting, Margaret Bradnock suggested installing public toilets in the town centre. She said the lack of public toilets in
Rates to reduce in Kawerau 4 March 2016 The council has estimated its surplus for the financial year ending June 30, 2016, will be $550,000, after $100,000 is allocated for reduction of rates and $25,000 goes toward funding the current year’s Neighbourhoods of Healthy Homes programme shortfall. A report, written by operations and services manager
Business: Meet the woman with faith in Kawerau 8 March 2016 Bernadette Soares is giving hope to a community that has been lost for too long, writes Jo-Marie Baker Bernatette Soares is the epitome of glamour. She’s a corporate high-flyer, selling her products to affluent women, beauty spas and salons throughout New Zealand, Australia and
Splash pad for Kawerau pool 8 March 2016 FUN TIMES: A picture of what the proposed splash pad could look like if the council’s plans go ahead. KAWERAU’S free swimming pool is about to receive a $560,000 boost that will include a splash pad and wooden structure with a full barbecue. However, the upgrade will
Students rocking at Tarawera High School 22 March 2016 FIRST CLIMB: Year nine student Steve Robin is the first student to climb the new rock climbing wall at Tarawera High School, with the assistance of outdoor education teacher Sophie Hoskins. Photo supplied. TARAWERA High School students have been rocking the new climbing wall completed at
WINNERS: Awakeri School took the top cheerleaders title. D3436-245 KAWERAU South School may as well not bother handing over the Top School trophy each year because it just wins it back. After sharing the title with competition hosts Awakeri in 2015, Kawerau South School made sure it secured the sought-after title for itself on Sunday.
Youth council ready for year 29 March 2016 YOUTH COUNCIL: The 2016 Kawerau Youth Council members: (back row) Majean Rogers, Hohia Heurea, Dylan Edwardson, Hamiora Hooper, Iraia Nuku, Declan Alcock, Justin Ross, Keesha King, Somer Richardson, Shian Smith Nu’u and Rhea Richardson; front row, Timoti Rogers, Rebekah Bloxham, Taylor van Gulick, Elly-Marie Beattie and Destiny