789 days ago

April & May at the Showgrounds

Secretary from Egmont Showgrounds

Cyclone Gita did it’s fair share of damage at the showgrounds with the roof being whipped off the Jersey rooms and adjacent grandstand most of which was deposited in the gully behind the main grandstand. There was also damage to the broadcast box and a roller door blown in at the Expo hall, an insurance claim has been made and these will all be repaired over the next few weeks. Following on from the Taranaki Greyhound Racing event over Easter we have several smaller Equestrian events for the rest of the month and we did celebrate Executive Committee member Walter Smyth’s birthday in the Expo hall. The TSSSA Dressage was well attended midweek. May is always a very busy month at the showgrounds, first up is an Agrikids School day then the NZ Cutting Horse Assn annual show followed by Hawera BMX Clubs annual indoor event. Riders attend from all over the north island and there are normally about 200 competitors. Backed up to that is Little Forest Raceway who run a model car racing event in the TSB Centre. In the middle of all that action Hawera High School have their annual Cross Country race and Hawera Repertory will be moving in to the Expo hall to build the set for their next production. Canny Canines Dog Training is back up and running on a Tuesday evening. RDA will take a break over the school holidays. For further information on events please visit to our website event page,

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Rescue dog wanted

Ken from Inglewood

Hi there,I’m a single man living on a lifestyle block in Egmont village looking for a small female rescue dog. Not a pit bull or staffy. Lost my partner a year ago and a bit lonely. She must be over 2 years old and house trained 👍she will be very well cared for and loved and will be her forever home. Ken 0272420805

19 hours ago

$7.3m Lotto win goes to New Plymouth family

Blanton Smith Reporter from Taranaki Daily News

Glad to hear the ticket was sold to a local family. What would you do with the money?

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SuperSeniors Newsletter June 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our June SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of useful and interesting information.

The Newsletter outlines things to keep in mind around COVID-19 and a few key points from the 2020 'Rebuilding Together' Budget that will benefit seniors.

15 June marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It is an opportunity to shine the light on the role we can all play in reducing elder abuse and neglect.

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