Latest Rapa Stories

2008-10-07 15:00:18

Hamiltonians dumping their old computers struck a "hard drive" problem yesterday. The national eDay amnesty for disposing of old and unwanted computers and other electronic equipment was so popular it created a traffic jam in Foreman Rd, Te Rapa, as more than 8000 items, weighing 90 tonnes, were dropped off at the Mainfreight depot. Janet Leggett, director of organising body Waikato 2020 Communications Trust, said 900 car loads of equipment was received, with queues snaking around the...

2008-10-06 15:00:15

More than 30 tonnes of unwanted computers and cellphones have been handed in ahead of Hamilton's collection for eDay 2008. Seven schools offloaded 9 1/2 pallets of gear yesterday, while councils from around the district trucked in 30 tonnes. Tomorrow it's residents' turn to offload computer waste at the Mainfreight depot, Foreman Rd, Te Rapa, 9am-3pm. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-05 15:00:30

By GOILE, Aaron There were massive wins for the boys against the girls in the latest round of the Waikato Junior Secondary School Water Polo Championship. Boys' High thrashed Dio 9-5 while St John's College annihilated Girls' High 13-2 with Mathew Sweny scoring seven goals and Mark Edwards four. In the intermediate division one competition, Southwell produced two impressive displays, crushing Peachgrove 14-0 and Te Rapa School 18-0. Mitchell East was outstanding, scoring six in the...

2008-08-18 18:00:47

The Waikato Times lead article (August 8) was a timely reminder that local charities and other good causes often face extra challenges when times are tough and less money is available via charitable trusts. May I therefore thank everyone who supported my recent hair dye fundraiser in Garden Place in support of the Hamilton hydrotherapy pool appeal. I am pleased the immediate target was successful. It again demonstrated New Zealanders are very generous when asked to respond to...

2008-07-09 18:00:22

FUN EXPLORING: Popular cartoon character Dora the Explorer, played by Emily Vick, holds Kyle Vincent, two, as she and her sidekick Diego came to life at ABC Learning Centre in Sunshine Ave, Te Rapa, yesterday.. The show Dora's Pirate Adventure is touring the country and the ABC centre won a Classic Hits competition to have Dora and friends visit them. The show was at Founders Theatre today. Picture: Mark Taylor. -------------------- (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest...

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