Te Kowhai Newsletter

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Te Kowhai Newsletter
694B Horotiu Road
RD8
Hamilton 3288
7 days ago

Te Kowhai News September landing now

The Editor from Te Kowhai Newsletter

The September issue of Te Kowhai News is landing in letterboxes now across RD5, RD8 and RD9.

In this issue:

- Local memories with Zelda Jones, nee Jessen, by Shirley Warner

- Local history, by Graham McBride
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The September issue of Te Kowhai News is landing in letterboxes now across RD5, RD8 and RD9.

In this issue:

- Local memories with Zelda Jones, nee Jessen, by Shirley Warner

- Local history, by Graham McBride

- Food trucks back at Te Kowhai School every Thursday for the foreseeable future.

- Market days coming in Te Kowhai and Whatawhata.

- Heaps of great photos!

If you have feedback or would like to share details of a story, please get in touch. tekowhainews@gmail.com

New advertisers and contributions are welcome.

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67 days ago

Election jobs

The Editor from Te Kowhai Newsletter

Be part of NZ’s biggest event of 2020. Register for a job now.
We’re looking for 25,000 people from all over New Zealand to help run the 2020 General Election.
Are you interested?

We want staff to reflect New Zealand’s diversity, so our customers will see themselves, whānau and friends … View more
Be part of NZ’s biggest event of 2020. Register for a job now.
We’re looking for 25,000 people from all over New Zealand to help run the 2020 General Election.
Are you interested?

We want staff to reflect New Zealand’s diversity, so our customers will see themselves, whānau and friends reflected in the election. It’s all about participating, whether by voting, or helping others to enrol and vote.

Do you:

have a strong connection to your community

like helping others and providing a great customer experience

want to be part of a supportive team and learn new skills?

Then this is a great opportunity for you to get involved. You don’t need election experience because you’ll be trained and supported to do a great job.

There are lots of different jobs available before, during and after election day, ranging from a few months to just one day. There’s bound to be a job that will suit your availability and all of the work is paid.

For more information and to register your interest now:

elections.nz...

or email jax.meredith-coutts@elections.govt.nz

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69 days ago

Te Kowhai News July issue landing now!

The Editor from Te Kowhai Newsletter

The July issue of Te Kowhai News is landing in letterboxes now across RD5, RD8 and RD9.

In this issue:
- Local memories with Jean Lindsey, nee Bennett, by Shirley Warner
- Local history, by Graham McBride
- Community Group working bees are back!
- Antiques roadshow comes to Te Pahu
- Local … View more
The July issue of Te Kowhai News is landing in letterboxes now across RD5, RD8 and RD9.

In this issue:
- Local memories with Jean Lindsey, nee Bennett, by Shirley Warner
- Local history, by Graham McBride
- Community Group working bees are back!
- Antiques roadshow comes to Te Pahu
- Local charities doing amazing things
- Ex-teacher now star cricketer.
- Heaps of great photos!

If you have feedback or would like to share details of a story, please get in touch. tekowhainews@gmail.com

New advertisers and contributions are welcome.

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122 days ago

Produced under lock down... the best yet

The Editor from Te Kowhai Newsletter

Dear Rural West Waikato

Attached you’ll find the latest issue of Te Kowhai News – now delivering to RD9 and RD5 as well as RD8.
In this issue:

- More than meets the eye with Juliet Dickinson, Te Kowhai School.
- What next for our economy, by Dominick Stephens, Westpac’s Chief Economist.
- … View more
Dear Rural West Waikato

Attached you’ll find the latest issue of Te Kowhai News – now delivering to RD9 and RD5 as well as RD8.
In this issue:

- More than meets the eye with Juliet Dickinson, Te Kowhai School.
- What next for our economy, by Dominick Stephens, Westpac’s Chief Economist.
- ANZAC commemorations around the district.
- Heritage stories by Graham McBride.

If you’ve got mates in RD5 or RD9 give them a nudge. Advertising in this publication will put your trades and services right under the noses of 1500 locals who are keen to shop and support local.

This issue is pretty special in the 40 year history of the publication. It’s the first time the magazine has been produced under lock down, it’s full colour, offset printed and now doubling in circulation to include our local friends and neighbours in RD5 and RD9.

Due to the impact of COVID, we’ve had to switch printers from Zebra Design, who have kindly supported us for many years. If you have the need of business cards, leaflets, banners or any printed materials please do support Zebra Design on Te Rapa Straight. Craig is such a good sort who will look after you with your design and print.

I hope you enjoy this edition.

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163 days ago

CommSafe - your rural crime and safety network

The Editor from Te Kowhai Newsletter

Well. it all seems to be doom and gloom we keep hearing about at the moment, so lets keep to the good news.

Te Kowhai
In our last newsletter we mentioned a Triumph Speedmaster motorcycle being stolen in a burglary on Horotiu Rd somewhere. The good news was that the offender managed to damage the … View more
Well. it all seems to be doom and gloom we keep hearing about at the moment, so lets keep to the good news.

Te Kowhai
In our last newsletter we mentioned a Triumph Speedmaster motorcycle being stolen in a burglary on Horotiu Rd somewhere. The good news was that the offender managed to damage the ignition system somehow and could not get the bike started. It was therefore dumped at a nearby bus shelter and the owner was able to retrieve it.

We had also mentioned in the same newsletter about a chap in a Painters van who had travelled down a long driveway at 8pm on Te Kowhai Rd and enquired with neighbors as to the location of a property owned by a farmer who these long term residents had never heard of. This was a worry because only a few weeks previous one of the homes at the end of this driveway had been burgled and a motorcycle stolen. We were fortunate that a local farmer read our newsletter and contacted us to say that he was the farmer the guy in the Painters Van was looking for and everything was above board. When we advised the neighbors of this they were very grateful as they had been anxious worrying about whether they were being scoped out for another burglary to take place.

Civil Defense

Do not be too proud to ask for help. This is the message we get from Western Waikato Emergency Operations Centre per Civil Defense Controller Dave Simes. If, because of your age and health you have difficulty getting the groceries or medicines or visiting Pathlab and the likes, then all it takes is a phone call to the Waikato Welfare Call Centre at 0800 800 405. The Welfare centre has a base of 122 Volunteer Buddies covering the Waipa / Otorohanga and Waitomo Districts. 20 of those volunteers have been helping folk to get their groceries and visit the chemist/ Pathlab or Doctor. One of those Volunteer Buddies is well known Kihikihi resident, Dave Nordell who also happens to be a Trustee on Commsafe. There have been 3 or 4 people he has assisted over the past 2 weeks. The Welfare Team have been supporting 83 people throughout the 3 Districts.

Well done to all those volunteers.

Neighbourhood Support Good Neighbour Award

In the past week there were 150 nominations from throughout New Zealand for the Good Neighbour Award which consists of a $50,00 Prezzy Card for both the nominee and nominator.

This past week the award went to Tom of Warkworth. He was nominated by his neighbor's daughter, Toni.

Tom is a young man whose business has come to an abrupt halt. He has his own family but he regularly visits and helps get groceries for his 79 year neighbor who lost his wife last year and has no close family living nearby. Tom's support has helped alleviate the anxiety the family had for their dad living on his own.

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...

Go to this website if there is someone you would like to nominate.

N.Z. Blood Service

Thank you Te Awamutu people. Within a day of our advertising in our last newsletter about the Blood Drive taking place in Te Awamutu, the Drive was booked out.

Police

Ringing around all the Police Stations in our patch the story remains the same. Reasonably quiet crime wise. Burglaries at a low level. Family Harm incidents on the up slightly but not enough to become a real worry.

Again though, do not be too proud to ask for help.

If you are in immediate danger dial 111. Ask for Police.

Womans Rescue crisis line = 0800 733 843

Victim Support = 0800 842 846

lifeline = 0800 543 354

Waikato Werlfare helpline = 0800 800 405

Tit Bits

Yes, Commsafe is aware of the red Holden Commodore with no plates and smashed windows left on the side of Arapuni Rd near number 1641 for some weeks now. It is not the same Commodore we reported on out at Waimanu Rd, in our last newsletter. Police have been made aware of this vehicle.

Yes, Commsafe is aware of the red Toyota CUJ435 left parked on Arapuni Road near Higham Rd, at about 5pm last evening. The car was not currently registered and when last registered it was to people in Auckland. Police have been made aware.

Yes, Commsafe is aware of the chap using the walkway in Bowden Place at 4.30am 2 mornings ago. He awoke the neighbors with his course very explicit and loud sexual conversation with someone on his cellphone. Not something the neighbors wanted to hear or be awoken to at that time of day. Not sure if there is a connection but a cyclist seen roaming in the same area at 1.30am this morning.

Are we not supposed to all be in lockdown still? If we all stay in our bubble we might be able to at least get to Level 2 quicker than anticipated and relieve some of the stress we all find ourselves under. A feed of fish and chips and a haircut and a game of golf would go down quite well would it not. For some of us anyway.

Thank you people

Darryl Nix

Commsafe

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