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A modeller who watched helplessly as his $2500 radio-controlled aeroplane climbed out of sight says it could have come down anywhere in Waikato. Stuart Lightfoot's 2.8m blue and white semi-scale model never came home after a transmitter malfunction during a flight on September 10. Lightfoot, of Te Aroha, said the plane was based on aircraft from the 1930s and he bought it seven years ago after his wife passed away.
The organisation has most recently acquired an events manager in Kym Gibson of Hamilton and a third regional convenor coordinator in Megan Edmeades of Manawaru . Creating environments and experiences that resonate is a passion for Gibson, and something she is looking forward to fulfilling at the organisation's 30-plus annual events.
Mint Asset Management is pleased to advise that it has entered into an agreement with Te Tumu Paeroa - an independent professional trustee organisation that manages Maori land and assets. This move will enable Te Tumu Paeroa to invest in funds managed by Mint Asset Management.
The Auckland Homeshow Expo was an opportunity for our Council to help promote the Coromandel as the best place to come and either live, work or play. We arranged for an " OPPORTUNITY COROMANDEL" stand at the Homeshow at the Greenlane Convention Centre, which tens of thousands of people visit over the five-day duration.
Every fortnight, Emma Sinclair and Kristen Staines put their heads together in Emma's Cambridge kitchen and get cracking on developing a clutch of new recipes. On the morning that we visits, the pair are cooking dishes for spring.
A decision this week by the council's strategy and policy committee follows concern about the need to get a fresh consent for moorings in Zoned Mooring Areas after their current ones expire, as well as the proposed costs. A new $485 fee for a 15-year consent particularly riled the boat owners, who condemned it as a revenue-grabbing move by the council.
IN THEIR ELEMENT: Kevin Phillips and partner Pam Limmer are rearing kid goats for a new goat milking venture at Egmont Village. A new goat-milking venture being established at Egmont Village will bring to 10 the number of Taranaki herds supplying the Hamilton-based Dairy Goat Co-operative.
HAURAKI HEIST: Lovers Mark Anthony Marriott and Lucy-Ann Ross will spend the next five years behind bars after holding up two service stations. They were Hauraki's pale imitation of Bonnie and Clyde and now they're both where they belong - behind bars.
Three New Zealand luxury lodges have been named among the world's "Top 20 International Hideaways" in the prestigious Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report . Christchurch's Otahuna Lodge is second, behind Eden Rock in St Barthelemy in the French West Indies, while Taupo's Huka Lodge is ninth and Blanket Bay , near Glenorchy, is ranked 16th in the report's 2014 list of favourite lodges, hotels and resorts as voted by its readers.
While the company says it's a step on the way to renewed production from the historic mining area, anti-mining advocates say it shouldn't be happening in such a sensitive area. The Conservation Department has authorised the company to enter and operate its Talisman mine permit, allowing the extraction of 600 tonnes of ore a month in a trial mining project.
IN REMEMBRANCE: Hamilton police officers and staff gathered in the carpark of Hamilton District Command Centre to remember the Ashburton shooting victims. Waikato police officers joined thousands of state services staff around the country who took time to remember the two women killed at the Ashburton WINZ office.
For the past few months I've been catching up and chatting to politicians from all walks of life, across the political spectrum at both a local government and national government level for my FreeFM Radio Show, Paul The Other One. It's been an interesting experience trying to find out about the people behind the politics, hearing horror stories off air and little snippets the public don't know about - like how MPs had to flatten tyres on Robert Muldoon's car the night he announced the schnapps election in the 80s to stop the PM from drink-driving.
The growth of Auckland could have pluses and minuses for Waikato, with the region needing to be ready to meet challenges and take up the opportunities its presents. That's a key theme of a report on recent council-commissioned research presented today to Waikato Regional Council's strategy and policy committee.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:20 am
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