28 days ago

Check out this years sports awards winners!

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Cambridge Edition

Hi neighbours,
Rower Brooke Donoghue and rugby union player Luke Jacobson have come out on top at this year's Waipā Networks District Sports Awards.
The event was held on Monday at the Sir Don Rowlands Centre in Karapiro.
READ MORE about the other winners here.

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4 hours ago

Alpha Hotel

Alan from Te Awamutu

Hi, Is nobody interested in the historical buildings of Kihikihi? The Alpha hotel was founded in 1867 by William Corboy and his brother. William died in 1882 and his wife ran the pub until 1899. Encyclopedia states in 1901 there were renovations the Hotel had 24 rooms, an eatery for 30 people plus a billiard room. The Corboys also had a bakery along side the hotel and a store which was situated on the corner of Moule and Whitmore streets.

As seen in the attached article, William Corboy was very supportive of local Maori and was good friends with Rewi Maniapoto.

It was visited by Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
The current owner purchased the Alpha about 5 - 6 years ago, suggesting it was to be used as a brothel, whether it has been I don't know but no one has been near the place for at least three years, windows are broken and I am sure that it is deteriorating because of neglect. Grass and greenery is over grown and in the heat of summer is just the ticket for a fire hazard.

I Have written to the council but obviously they are not interested as they have not replied. Why the heritage society are not doing anything I don't know, but to allow such a historical building to be purchased and leave it standing neglected is disgrace to the owners, historical trust and the district council. Should anything happen to such a building because misuse and neglect, there should be consequenses enforced upon all people involved.

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1 day ago

Have you won a SIX60 double pass?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Another 10 double passes to SIX60 have been drawn for our Neighbourly members! We have 100 double passes to give away as well as an exclusive concert by one of the supporting acts from the SIX60 tour.

To be eligible, make sure you are a verified Neighbourly member (need a hand verifying your address? Click here). We’ll also need to see you being more Neighbourly, whether it’s posting to your neighbourhood, replying to questions or inviting your neighbour to join the site (we’ve put together a few ideas here).
Have you won?

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1 day ago

Christmas lilies is coming for merry Christmas聖誕百合花來報到囉

Hsiu-Tuan from Tamahere

Christmas lilies are here. If you want to have a branch of Christmas lilies with many buds, it only costs five dollars.
聖誕百合花來報到囉!如果您想要一株擁有數個花苞的聖誕百合花,它只要5 元紐幣!
Please call Robin 0274315990 (English)
或曾小姐0210566911(中文)