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Janet's PaintingPiopio is said* to be named
after the Native Thrush
Painter Janet Marshall wrote "You are most welcome to use the image for your website.
I used to live and go to school in Pio Pio when I came out from England with my parents in 1958. I was Janet Blackwell then."

CATEGORIES INDEX

Road to Piopio

(Click a [number] to go to that category.)
[00] Emergency Services in Piopio
[01] Accommodation (homestays + Hotel)
[02] Food / Meals
[22] Achievers = High Achievers
[03] Artists, Craftspersons
[05] Animals
[06] Beef Farming
[07] Builders
[08] Bus and Minibus Hire
[09] Business Training
[10] Businesses in town centre Index
[37] Cars, Crashes = Motor Vehicles
[11] Churches
[12] Clothing
[13] Clubs and Societies Index
[15] Community Facilities & Services
[16] Community Services available in Te Kuiti (Medical, Dental, Banking, Legal, Electrical, CAB, etc)
[17] Computers
[18] Contractors
[19] Couriers and Carriers
[20] Dairy Farming
[21] Deer Farming
[22] Education
[23] Farming Index
[24] Fencers
[02] Food / Meals
[25] Gardens
[26] Government / Local Govt
[27] Hair and Beauty
[28] Halls / Community Buildings
[29] Helicopters
[30] High Achievers
   [30.1] Academic
   [30.2] Farm related
   [30.3] Life Skills
   [30.4] Sporting
   [30.5] Other
[31] History
[32] Homekills
[33] Information
[34] Iwi
[36] Justices of the Peace
[35] Marae
[36] Marriage Celebrants
[37] Motor Vehicles
[38] News
[39] Organisations
[40] Panel Beaters - Motor Vehicles
[41] Petrol Station
[42] Plants
[43] Plumbers
[44] Publicity
[22] Schools
[45] Shearers
[46] Sheep Farming
[47] Sports
[48] Stock Firms
[49] Stud Stock Breeders
[50] Timber - Sawmilling
[52] Other
(including a link to the blog of highway repairman Simon Lindsay. Simon died 30th May 2007. I am keeping the link to his blog as it so very much shows the life of the district, in Simon's inimitable humour.)

[00] EMERGENCY SERVICES IN PIOPIO
Dial 111 For Emergencies

NZ PolicePiopio - Tony Schrafft, Ph 07 8770490
Ambulance NZ Ambulance . Dial 111
Piopio St John's CEO Rose Young Ph 07 8778029.
Station Manager - Mike Johnson Ph 8778310
Fire Brigade, NZ Fire Service , volunteers,

Doctor, phone 07 8787878 - the Te Kuiti Medical Centre.

 
Vet - Atkinson Associates Veterinary services ph 07 8778106

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Catholic Church St Mary's Church, Kea St, Piopio
Services 10.30am Every Sunday.
Contact Father Kennedy, Ph 07 8786417, St George's Parish,
24 Seddon St, Te Kuiti.

Co-Operating Parish (All other denominations combine here)
Rev Gary husband, Ph 07 8778097
Churches - All Saints - 22 Moa St, Piopio; St Barnabas, Barclay Rd, Aria;
and St Peters, Aria Tce, Mokau
MOKAU emergency contact Kieren Faull ph 06 7529 862

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[01] ACCOMMODATION IN THE PIOPIO AREA

Homestays

Black Fern Lodge Kerry and Maria Tuffin. Back country lodge, Waimiha. Ph 0-7-894 7677.
waterfall, bush, restaurant, bar. 5 ensuite theme motels
and self catering woolshed hut that sleeps 12.

Bracken Ridge Homestay Rob & Susan Hallam ph 07 8778384

Carmel Farmstay, Barbara and Leo Anselmi. ph 07 8778130
Googling
provides links to agencies listing them.

Joy + Gary Jeffries - Home/Farmstay, Mahoenui
Ph 8778875 Fax 8778884

Pinegrove Farmstay + B&B, SH3, Piopio. Ph 07 8787661

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[02] FOOD / Meals

Cloverleaf Cafe, Cafe & TakeAways, 52 Moa St, Ph 07 8778368, New Owner - Mrs Somaly Se
Meals & Takeaways Available - includes evenings

Fat Pigeon Cafe, Moa St, Piopio, Ph 8778822. Melanie Simpson & Jo Walker.
Meals Available

Painted Rock Cafe, at Cos Club, Moa St, Piopio, Ph 8778204
Meals Available

Piopio Orchard SH3 (north), ph 07 8778490
Fruit & Specialty Icecreams Available in season

Piopio Superette Ph 8778070 Groceries, Lotto, General goods

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[03] ARTISTS, CRAFTSPERSONS

Piopio Craft Group Val Perry 8778 035 - meets 3 days a month.
We do any crafts e.g. Spinning, Knitting, Weaving, Patchwork, Embroidery, Scrapbooking.
For further information contact: Val Perry - 8778 035, Sue Jones - 8778 327

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[05] ANIMALS

Atkinson Associates Veterinary services

Piopio Collie Club President Graham Brier Ph 07 8778705

Dog Grooming - Brenda Hadfield ph 07 8777884

Trained Equine Dentist - Horses' teeth continue to grow throughout their lives. So they need their teeth checked and rasped usually annually. For all equine dental needs phone Shelley Churchill Ph 067523424

FARM SAFE Organisation by ACC, Federated Farmers, AgIto, Agriculture NZ, etc etc. The King Country Co-Ordinator - Te Kuiti to Owhango - Sioux Anich Ph 07 8776988, organises their free classes when farmers contact her to train farmers and workers in various courses,
eg Tractor Safety, ATVs, Spraying, Poisons, etc etc.

Free Range Eggs sells - Pip Bevege Ph 07 8777799, 021 1286015.

Greenmountllamas Dawson's Llamas

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[06] BEEF FARMING

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[07] BUILDERS

Les Kjestrup, Builder, Ph 07 8778085

Richard Robotham Building Maintenance Specialist.
Ph/Fax 07 8776686

Corey Barnsdall Builders Ph/Fax: 8778933. Ce11:027 4889847
"Building with Pride"

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[08] BUS AND MINIBUS HIRE

Buses, bus hire, Rental vans, Luggage Trailer - Threeway Motors,
Snow & June Nicol, Ph 07 8778153, Fax 07 8778 177

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[10] BUSINESSES IN TOWN CENTRE
Listed from North SH3

Piopio Orchard SH3 (north), ph 07 8778490

Piopio Plumbers Ltd, Moa St, Ph 07 8778007

King Country Honda Motorcycles etc.
33 Moa St, Piopio. Ph 07 8778054

Mustard Seed Opportunity Shop open Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 10am - 4pm , & Saturday from 10am

Automotive Body Repairs - John & Jocelyn Cocks,
44 Moa St, Piopio Ph/fax 07 8778222.

VAnillia Blonde Hair Dezign 46 Moa St, Piopio
Kim Simpson ph 07 8778446

The Little Alpaca Shop 48 Moa St, Piopio. Now closed. Owner - Marion Watson, Ph 07 8778851, Mob 0212015962

Cloverleaf Cafe, Cafe & TakeAways, 52 Moa St, Ph 07 8778368, New Owner - Mrs Somaly Se

Piopio Memorial Hall

PGG Wrightson, Moa St, Ph 07 8770012

RD1, Moa St, Ph 07 8770100

Atkinson Associates Veterinary services

Aria Toy Library

Piopio Superette Ph 8778070

Country Couriers Tony & Paula Buckman, 07 8778520

Elliott's Garage Service Station ph 07 8778159

Grainger Motors Ltd, Ph/Fax 07 8778132,

Les Kjestrup, Builder, Ph 07 8778085

On Sideroads

David Bevege Contracting Huia St, Piopio, Ph 07 8778311

Buses, bus hire, Rental vans, Luggage Trailer - Threeway Motors,

Progress Transport Ltd Ph 07 8778058, Fax 07 8778061

Nicol Thompson Motors Ltd Ph 07 8778238

Piopio Museum Memorabilia, Ruru St (=Aria Rd) Contact John Petre Ph 07 8778293

Business Computer Services Ross Smith, 52 Kea St, Piopio

Denize Plumbing Ph 07 8778399 Craftsman plumber

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[11] CHURCHES

Catholic Church Father Kennedy Ph 07 8786417 (Te Kuiti),
St Mary's Church Kea St, Piopio. Services 10.30 every Sunday.

Church Co-Operating Parish Ph 07 8778097
Rev Gary Husband,
North end of Moa St (Opposite the Tennis Courts)
Mokau emergency contact - Kieren Faull ph 7529 862

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[12] CLOTHING

Mustard Seed Opportunity Shop open Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 10am - 4pm and Saturday from 10am

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[13] CLUBS AND SOCIETIES INDEX
see [39] Organisations & Clubs Index

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[15] COMMUNITY SERVICES AND FACILITIES

Committee Project Piopio Trust (PPT)
Coordinator: Nicky Atkinson at Piopio Vet Clinic - Ph 07 8778106. e-mail nicky@piopiovets.co.nz

Aria Sports Complex

Cancer Society cody contact Kay Nelson Ph 07 8777840

Cossie Club. Ph 07-8778204 Moa Street

Enterprise Waikato training for Small Businesses.
Business skills facilitator - Cathy Wardlaw ph 07 8288623, fax 97 8286409

Guide Buscuits Margaret Paine Ph 07 8778292 This year's biscuits,
available March onwards, will be plain, chocolate, and minis.

Gym at Recreation Centre 07 8778744 at Piopio College

Hotel. Ph 07-877-8669 12 Ruru Street

Justices of the Peace

Marriage Celebrants
Ellie Voyce:- You may contact me at any of the following addresses:
22 Brice Road, RD 2, PIOPIO 3970 - evoyce@xtra.co.nz - Phone/Fax: (07) 877 8148

Taumarunui Community Kokiri Trust, Taumarunui Health & Disability (Receptionist Ph 078955919).
Mokau Ki Runga Hauora. Van service to Te Kuiti and Hospitals for sick people who do not drive or should not while they are sick. (Jan Young drove the van for many years, establishing a great service. Details of the current driver and contact are being checked)

Lions Club President Ken Perry Ph 07 8778035

Piopio & districts Museum - John Petre - ph (07) 8778293

Naturopath Joanne Darke Ph 07 8777898

Plunket Car seats etc Raewyn Parkes Ph 07 8787717

Recreation Centre In the 'Bus Garage' at Piopio College. Contact Batesy Ph 07 877 7755

Scouting Peter Keeling Ph 07 8778779

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[16] COMMUNITY SERVICES FROM TE KUITI

Arthritis Support Arthritis NZ - 2 Jennings St, Te Kuiti.
Rhonda Borgas, Ph 07 8786322

BNZ149 Rora St, Te Kuiti. ph 07 8785806. Branch Manager Janene New.

CAB Citizens' Advice Bureau Ph 0800367222

Dalzeil's Home Appliances & Sports Centre. 171-175 Rora St, Te Kuiti.
Ph 07 8788147, Fax 07 8788275. AH 021 1515575

Dentist Dr Maggie Cao, 203 Rora St, Te Kuiti,
Ph 078788336, 24 hr service. Ah 021 1829018

Physiotherapist Physio Plus, Te Kuiti - Ph (07) 8788241

Waite Electrical -Terry Ph 07 8788842, cell 025-2909916

Waitomo District Council Ph 07 8780800, Fax 07 8787771

Wayne's Appliance Repairs Ph 021344127 or 07 9898563

Mac's Spreading 6 Julian St (home and 4 trucks) Ph 07 8787872

Westpac Bank King St, Te Kuiti. PO Box 206, Te Kuiti. Ph 0800 400 600
Branch Manager Jill Searancke.

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[17] COMPUTERS

Business Computer Services Ross Smith, 52 Kea St, Piopio
Computer repair and servicing, Computer maintenance,
Computer business solutions, Home computer solutions.
Ph 07 8778880, cell 027 2851703

Piopionz.com - Website Design - Gaynor McCartney Ph 07 8778372,
e-mail gaynor@piopionz.com
Also - Photo-editing, copying, scanning, typing up notes, printing.

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[18] CONTRACTORS

David Bevege Contracting Huia St, Piopio, Ph 07 8778311
Agricultural contracting and Agricultural Engineering.

NJ Fairhurst Contracting - drainage service for tracks, dairy races, drains, landscaping, driveways, building sites with laser level finish.
4x4 truck for all your metal requirements. No job too small.
call anytime Ph 8778511, Mob

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[19] COURIERS AND, CARRIERS, and HAULAGE

PGF Transport Benneydale - Livestock, general, & bulk.
Ph 07 8784709 email pgf.transport@xtra.co.nz

Progress Transport Ltd Ph 07 8778058, Fax 07 8778061

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[20] DAIRY FARMING
There are 30 Dairy farms around Piopio.

Collins, NJ & J, Ph 07 8778646

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[21] DEER FARMING

Stuart Henderson ph 07 8778866

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[22] EDUCATION

Aria Toy Library

Parents as First Educators Tuhiwai Kingi - phone 07 873 8082

Mainly Music for all Pre-Schoolers and Their Caregivers. Come and be ready to sing and dance. Bring Mum, Dad and your friends and have lots of fun. Thursdays of term-time l0am. All Saints Church.
For more information Phone Annie on 8778197 or 8778097

Kohangareo

Playcentre President Rhonda Oliver Ph 07 8778332,
Secretary Ana Williams Ph 8778443

Aria School ph 07 8777857

Mapiu School SH 4, RD 3 Te Kuiti, PH / Fax: 07 8776664

Piopio Primary School Principal - Neil Brooks.
Ph 07 8778103, Fax 07 8778903 newsletter

Piopio College Ph 07 8778173, Fax 07 8778388,
Recreation Centre 07 8778744

Te Wananga O Aotearoa Maniapoto Campus, cnr Taupiri and Alexandra Sts, Te Kuiti.
Ph 97 8786555, Fax 97 8786789, Web www.twoa.ac.nz

Seniors Computing at the college.

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[23] FARMING INDEX

section [05] Animals
section [06] Beef Farming
section [18] Contractors
section [20] Dairy Farmers
section [21] Deer Farmers
section [24] Fencers
section [29] Helicopters
section [30.2] Farm related High Achievers
section [32] Homekills
section [45] Shearers
section [46] Sheep Farming
section [48] Stock Firms
section [49] Stud Stock Breeders
section [50] Timber - Sawmilling
Young Farmers contacts - Craig Crampton ph 0274 079 715,
Chris Irons ph 07 878 5227

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[24] FENCERS

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[25] GARDENS
People must phone first to make appointment to view gardens.

# Gardens West of Piopio via Mairoa Rd or Mangaotaki Rd
Waitui Lisa and Ray Watkins Ph 07 8778246
Lynley Brier Ph 07 8778705 President of Piopio Garden Circle.

# Gardens South of Piopio via SH3 south
Val Perry Ph 07 8778035
Shirley and Peter Frost Ph 07 8777848
Jill Mouat Ph 07 8777444 very steep country.

# Gardens East of Piopio via Ruru St/Aria Rd
Karen Houghton ph 07 8777847
Zelda Lewis Garden and woodwork.

# Gardens North of Piopio via SH3 north then per directions
Sue Jones Ph 07 8778327

# Gardens North and East of Piopio via SH3 north then SH4
Sue and Ian McLachlan Ph 07 8787874 Large rambling country garden. Entry charge $4.
Aramatai Trish and Stew Donaldson, Ph 07 8788071 - 3.5 acres.
Entry charge $5.
Tapuwai Doff and Howard Tombleson. Ph 07 8784837 8 acres.
Entry charge $8.
Wicky's Garden Bob Wickham Ph 07 8937890. huge garden.
Colours en masse.
Black Fern Lodge Kerry and Maria Tuffin. Back country lodge, waterfall, bush, restaurant,* bar. 5 ensuite theme motels
and self catering woolshed hut that sleeps 12.

# Gardens in Te Kuiti
Atoi Garden Joyce Murphy Ph 07 8786444 Gold coin admission. Small garden, trees, shrubs, birds, changing mix of plants.

# Gardens North of Te Kuiti
Mrs Beatrice Were Ph 07 8787020 Gold coin donation,
Morning and afternoon teas and lunches sold.
Tomo Potz Anna Lilley Ph 07 9896600 Garden setting, pottery,
bed & breackfast unit.

# GARDEN CLUBS
Piopio Garden Circle Convenors Sheryl Austin Ph 07 8778771,
and Michelle McGlashan Ph 07 8778281
Camellia Society Secretary Jean Loe Ph 07 8787594
A very friendly group of men and women
who like to grow, and study camellias;
associated with 'International Camellia Enthusiasts' groups.
Mangapehi Gardens Joyce Murphy. Ph 8786444.

St Clare Nursery 72 Te Kumi Rd, Te kuiti. Ph 8787690
Everything you'd expect at a garden centre. Plants - all kinds, seeds, fertilisers, potting mix, tools, containers, ornaments, advice etc

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[26] Government / Local Govt.

PARLIAMENT - Did you know????
we can check what SUBMISSIONS are being received, and upload submissions
Find out what happened in the House last week, and what’s planned for the coming week.
See what is happening this week
Have your say - Make a submission, Prepare a Petition, Challenge a Regulation, Seek a Referendum, or Stand for Parliament
and find out a lot more about Parliament on the Parliament site.

PhotoShane Ardern MP for Taranaki-King Country,
25 Roche Street, Te Awamutu. ph 07 870 1005,
Te Kuiti ph 07 878 8855 (freephone link to Te Awamutu),
Taranaki ph 06 765 6608.
email shaneardernmp@xtra.co.nz nbsp Website: www.ardern.co.nz

PhotoRenee van de Weert - Labour Candidate for Taranaki-King Country
RD23, Stratford, ph Hm: 06 7622724, Mobile: 027 4822 022
Email: renee4tkc@gmail.com   Website: www.renee4tkc.wordpress.com/
Facebook

Waitomo District Council Queen Street, Te Kuiti
P.O.Box 404, Te Kuiti, New Zealand.
E-mail: waitomodc@waitomo.govt.nz
Ph 07-8780800, (free) 0800 9324357, Fax 07-8787771

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[27] HAIR AND BEAUTY

Vanillia Blonde Hair Dezign 46 Moa St, Piopio
Kim Simpson ph 07 8778446

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[28] HALLS / COMMUNITY BUILDINGS

Aria Hall
Mahoenui Hall
Mairoa Hall
Piopio Memorial Hall
Waitanguru Hall
 
All Saints Church - Contact 07 8778097
Aria Cosmopolitan Club
Aria Sports Complex
Piopio Bowling Clubrooms - Contact Jill Rattenbury Ph 07 8778016
Piopio Cosmopolitan Club - Contact Barry Stott ph 07 8778305
Piopio Golf Clubroom Contact Dennis O'Rielly ph 07 8778022
Piopio College Gym. contact the College ph 07 8778173
Piopio Primary School Multi-Purpose room contact the School ph 07 8778103
Rugby Clubrooms
Senior Citizens Rooms.

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[29] HELICOPTERS

Precision Helicopters Ltd. 296 Mangaotaki Road, Piopio.
Free phone: 0800 246 359, Tel: +64 (0)7 877 8787, http://www.precisionhelicopters.com/
Commercial Services, Agricultural Services, Air Charter, Scenic Flights.

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[30] HIGH ACHIEVERS

Being fully aware that this list is incomplete, and ever growing, we need your help and invite you to 'nominate' (i.e. let us know of) those of our people who have done particularly well in their field. "Our people" = any who live (or have lived) among us or grew up here.

[30.1] ACADEMIC
Mathew Lowry The Waitomo News article 29th March 2007.
"ALL-ROUNDER: Fifteen-year-old Mathew Lowry of Awakino was one of the top achievers at the South Pacific Asia Student Convention held recently."
Janet Marshall Artist, now living in Nelson. Illustrator of 'Uncommon Birds in NZ (3)' which includes a picture of the Piopio birds.
Robert Wells Photographer - teacher at Mairoa School in 1930s From 1919 to 1996, amateur photographer Robert Wells captured New Zealand on film.
Helen Wilson 1869 - 1957 achieved recognition as a leading figure in the Women's Division of the New Zealand Farmers' Union, and later as a writer.

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[30.2] FARM RELATED
Nigel Baldock NZ rep Dog Trials
Roy Baldock NZ rep Dog Trials
Graeme Brier Dog Trials (Feb 23, 2007) reigning North Island shorthead and yard champion is set to return to the competition scene at Waitoru Station
Tom Brough Golden Shears Shearing
Neal Davies Founder of King Country Charity Dog Trial in 1968 and is considered an icon by the dog trialling fraternity
David Fagan - Champion Shearer. NZ Champ 1986, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2001, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
James Fagan Shearing
John Fagan - Champion Shearer. NZ Champ 1985. Established King Country Farmers Business.
Colin Gray NZ rep Dog Trials
Peter Jackson (Mairoa) was awarded the Smedley Annual Proficiency Award, as well as the AFFCO prize for all-round excellence at Smedley Station’s (SH50, north of Tikokino) graduation ceremony in December. His award included the Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce trophy and a $1000 cheque.
Alan MacDonald - World Champion Shearer, Lamb Shearing record.
Ross MacDonald - Shearing rep, Agricultural Tourism
Des Murphy
Gary Murphy NZ rep
Snow Quin Golden Shears Shearing
Ian Walsh “We have established the Falkirk brand as the preferred livestock assessment system in the Tri-Nations” The Piopio-based company is now entrenched in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa and its clients are reaping the rewards.
Helen Wilson 1869 - 1957 a leading figure in the Women's Division of the New Zealand Farmers' Union

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[30.3] LIFE SKILLS
Brad Collier feels well and truly ‘armed with a future’ after completing the Limited Service Volunteer Course at Burnham Military Camp in Christchurch.
Siobhan O’Grady Siobhan (16) is part of a team of 15 youth from throughout New Zealand travelling to Thailand in January to participate in a Christian-based mission organised by Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF).
Brendan Walsh Having just received a kidney transplant – following more than three years of dialysis – any physical activity was exhausting. After a 12- month training programme he ran the Melbourne Marathon on October 8, 2006.

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[30.4] SPORTING

Dog Trials
Nigel Baldock NZ rep
Roy Baldock NZ rep
Graeme Brier (Feb 23, 2007) reigning North Island shorthead and yard champion is set to return to the competition scene at Waitoru Station
Neal Davies Founder of King Country Charity Dog Trial in 1968 and is considered an icon by the dog trialling fraternity
Colin Gray NZ rep
Des Murphy
Gary Murphy NZ rep

Hockey
Rose Jeffares - Masters Hockey
Robyn Matthews - NZ rep in Hockey, Masters Hockey
Peter Nicol - Masters Hockey

Netball
Jenny May Coffin - NZ rep in netball, Tv Reporter

Polocrosse
Tony Schrafft

Rowing
Robert Waddell - NZ rep in Rowing, Olympic Champ.

Rugby
Farah Palmer - Captain NZ Women's Rugby, World Cup Champs.
Philip Coffin Member NZ Maoris Rugby

Shearing
Tom Brough Golden Shears
David Fagan - Champion Shearer. NZ Champ 1986, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2001, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
James Fagan
John Fagan - Champion Shearer. NZ Champ 1985
Alan MacDonald - Champion Shearer
Ross MacDonald - Agricultural Tourism
Snow Quin Golden Shears

Swimming
Jonathan Green Special Olympian Swimmer, Medal winner at World Summer Games 1995

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[30.5] OTHER categories can be included here as needed.

Waitomo News Young Achiever Index Index of young people of the whole Waitomo District, whose achievements have been reported in the newspaper.

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[31] HISTORY

District Memories Events and personalities that shaped our community including a list of books written about the district and our people.

Piopio Museum Memorabilia, Ruru St (= Aria Rd) Contact John Petre Ph 07 8778293

Rest Area 300M , the BLOG of a local highway maintenance man RIP

Tom Brough's book. A review page will be uploaded soon.

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[32] HOMEKILLS

Jeff Andrews Homekills, 021 654594, A/H 07 8778346
Locally owned and operated - for all your processing requirements.

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[33] INFORMATION

Community Diary - at 'Times Past Antiques & Collectables'
and On the Website. A valuable asset to our community.
List your up-coming event here or check out what else is on the date you have chosen. Simply phone or e-mail us
to Jenny Ph 877 8777 or email jenny@timespast.co.nz
or to Gaynor Ph 8778372 or email gaynormcc@gmail.com

Information Centre in the Centre of Piopio.

Piopio Noticeboard and the News page AND of course this website

Regional Promotions advertises some businesses in the Piopio/Te Kuiti areas.

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[34] IWI

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[35] MARAE

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[36] JUSTICES of the PEACE

MARRIAGE CELEBRANTS

Ellie Voyce:- You may contact me at any of the following addresses:
22 Brice Road, RD 2, PIOPIO 3970 - evoyce@xtra.co.nz - Phone/Fax: (07) 877 8148

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[37] MOTOR VEHICLES

Automotive Body Repairs - John & Jocelyn Cocks,
44 Moa St, Piopio Ph/fax 07 8778222.

Buses, bus hire, Rental vans & Luggage Trailer, Threeway Motors Ltd, Snow & June Nicol
Ph 07 8778153, Fax 07 8778 177

Elliott's Garage Service Station ph 07 8778159

Grainger Motors Ltd, Ph/Fax 07 8778132,

King Country Honda Motorcycles etc.
33 Moa St, Piopio. Ph 07 8778054

Nicol Thompson Motors Ltd Ph 07 8778238

Threeway Motors Ltd, Ph 07 8778153, Fax 07 8778 177 Buses, bus hire, Rental vans & Luggage Trailer

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[38] NEWS

Birdtalk Contact Jenny Yates at Times Past Antiques and Collectables ph 07 8778777 email jenny@timespast.co.nz

Community Calendar Contact Gaynor ph 07-8778372 email gaynormcc@gmail.com

Piopio Noticeboard Contact Gaynor ph 07-8778372 email gaynormcc@gmail.com

Piopionz.com Newspage Contact Gaynor (as above)

Waitomo News The Local Newspaper online
Waitomo News contacts

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[39] ORGANISATIONS & CLUBS INDEX

Lions
Contacts Ken Perry Ph 07 8778035

PPT - Project Piopio Trust
Contact Nicky Atkinson ph 07 8778106

Piopio College Board of Trustees
Chairperson Margaret Scott Ph 07 8788443

Scouting Contact Peter Keeling Ph 07 8778779
Games, skills, outings, and crafts are just a few of the activities offered through the Cubs programme.

Vet club Contact the Vet Clinic ph 07 8778106

Women in Farming : Convenor Jo Walker Ph 07 8788688

Young Farmers club chairman Craig Crampton 0274 079 715

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[40] MOTOR VEHICLES

Automotive Body Repairs - John & Jocelyn Cocks,
44 Moa St, Piopio Ph/fax 07 8778222.

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[41] PETROL STATIONS

Elliott's Garage Service Station. This is the last fuel stop for many miles when travelling Southwards. Petrol, Deisel, LPG, Tyre repairs, Food and magazines, Everything needed when travelling.

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[42] PLANTS

Smart Plants 401 Oparure Rd, RD5, Te Kuiti. Ph/Fax 07 8787634
Mobile 025 839134, e-mail charlie@smartplants.co.nz
Garden & Landscape plants, farm plants, native revegetation at wholesale prices.

St Clare Nursery 72 Te Kumi Rd, Te kuiti. Ph 8787690
Everything you'd expect at a garden centre. Plants - all kinds, seeds, fertilisers, potting mix, tools, containers, ornaments, advice etc

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[43] PLUMBERS

Denize Plumbing Ph 07 8778399 Craftsman plumber for all your plumbing needs - roof and spouting, drainage, new homes and renovations, solid fuel heaters and pumps

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[44] PUBLICITY

Birdtalk (Pdf), or in plaintext
Birdtalk Admin & Contacts

Regional Promotions, Reciprocal link with a Timaru-based website company committed to promoting small towns throughout NZs.

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[45] SHEARERS

Mark Barrowcliffe Ph 07 8778789, or 07 8778759

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[46] SHEEP FARMING

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[47] SPORTS

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      Aero Club, Model plane Flying
      Badminton, Billiards, Bowling Club
      Caving, Cricket, Cross Country Walkers
      Darts, Dogtrialing, Duckshooting
      Endurance Horse Riding
      Fishing, Kawhia Fishing charters
      Gun Club, Gymnastics, Gym - Fitness
      Hockey, Horse trekking
      Kayacking
      Light Horse Club, Line Dancing
      Motorsports
      Netball
      Pighunting, Polo, Pool, Pony Club
      Rugby
      SILVERADOS, Skateboarding, Ski Club, Snooker, Speed Shearing, Squash Club, Swimming
      Tennis, Touch rugby, Trail Bike, Tramping club
      Walking Club, White Water Rafting.
 

Aero Club

Model plane Flying Tony Ward Ph 07 8778371, Peter McGregor
Ph 07 8785194 "Don;t hesitate to contact if interested in plane flying",
Robert Maxwell Ph 07 8785209,
Jonathan Green Ph 07 8778007 flies in the Piopio School Grounds.,
Rex Starling Ph 07 8737219 travels from Otorohanga.

Badminton Games played in the Piopio College Gym.
Contacts Michelle O'Rielly Ph 07 8778085, Neil Alcock Ph 07 8776845.

Billiards at the Cos Club

Bowling Club Lawn (and Indoor) Bowling Club
Contact Jill Rattenbury ph 07 8778016

Caving - NZ Speliological Society Our Caves and Limestone bluffs attract speliologists, geologists and climbers

Cricket

Cross Country Walkers - John Petre

Darts at the Cos Club or the Hotel

Dogtrialing - Rose Young, Graham Brier Ph 07 8778705

Duckshooting

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Endurance Horse Riding - Peter Frost Ph 07 8777848
Several local riders, and a club in Taumarunui.

Kawhia Fishing charters Daytrips from Piopio - see www.kingcountry.co.nz

Fishing - trout or at the beaches, also whitebaiting. (With permits as necessary)

Gun Club -

Gymnastics - President Marie Jones Ph 07 8778776

Gym - Fitness at the Recreation Centre at the College. ph 07 8778744

Hockey The club has two teams, each a mix of Piopio players and some from elsewhere. They usually play in Hamilton. Every Queen's Birthday weekend, they play a big fund-raising event at the Piopio grounds to help keep the players' fees lower than the Hamilton clubs'.
Logan Doull, Kihikihi Ph 07 8701929.

Horse trekking - Mark & Sue Verry

Kayacking

Light Horse Club - Kate McDonald Ph 07 8777146, Peter Frost Ph 07 8777848. For adult riders wishing to improve. All weather arena for schooling horses of members.Instructors.
For a small charge non-members may also use the facilities

Line Dancing in the Mairoa Hall, Monday Nights - 7pm - 9pm,
for fun, fitness and great music.
4 week beginners class in March
In Feb we celebrated our 10th birthday with a Hoe Down at the Piopio Hall.
If you would like to pop in and see what it's all about you are most welcome.
For more info:Phone :-Linda Oliver 8778 313, June O'Donoghue 8778 492

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Motorsports Motocross, Motorbokes, Trailbikes

KCChallenge Mountain Bike Race/Ride Contact Wendy Coup ph 07 8777885

Netball

Pighunting

Polo

Pool at the Cos Club or the Hotel

Pony Club involves show riding and eventing at the Piopio Domain.
President Pip Bevege Ph 07 8777799. Head Instructor Jenny Brodie Ph 07 8778033.

Rugby

"SILVERADOS" Exercise to Music for All Ages. Includes 'Upright & Active' and 'SOs Forward' Venue: Senior Citizen's Rooms. Piopio Time: Thursdays 9.30am
Anybody welcome to come & have a look.
Contact: June O'Donaghue on 07 8778 492, or Jennifer Kearns on 07 8778 836

Skateboarding

Waitomo Ski Club President Andrew Loe Ph 07 8787593. Lodge in Whakapapa side of Mt Ruapehu. Welcome non-members on a paying basis.

Snooker at the Cos Club

Speed Shearing

Aria Squash Club clubhouse 07 8777734, President Ian Murray ph 07 8778118. Friendly club, 2 squash courts in the Aria Sports Complex. A community based Social annually,
great facilities:- Lounge area, kitchen & bar and comfortable seating.
Kicked off the season, with their road to road fun games 2nd March. For any new, or interested players and members.
Get your rackets out and ready now! Phone to enter: Phil 8778033, Joy 8777577 Celeste 8777723

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Swimming Noelle Turner ph 07 8778369, Annie Osborne 07 8778197

Tennis has a very strong membership base and a dedicated committee, which has allowed it to undertake some major projects over the past few years. The recent resurfacing ofthe courts, and purchase and grassing of the adjacent land allows us to plan for the future by providing safe, off-street parking. President Matt Buckley Ph 07 8788834

Touch rugby

Trail Bike Rides Ian Murray ph 07) 877 8054 See Community Diary

Tramping club = Piopio Cross Country Walkers
- John Petre

Walking Club

White Water Rafting.

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[48] STOCK FIRMS

King Country Farmers, Moa St. Ph 07 8770100

PGG-Wrightsons Moa St, Ph 904 9220,
(AH) Bill Harrison Livestock Ph 07 8777778

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[49] STUD STOCK BREEDERS

Brian Anselmi - Kowhai Herefords Mangakowhai Rd, ph 07 8778358, (began 1958) Top commercial Suffork sheep, selected by annual scanning for depth of eye muscle, to produce annual improvement.

Jim Bevege Ngatamahine Rd, ph 07 8777541 Angus Cattle, Dorset Down and Romney sheep. Romneys have very high fertility, unshepherded at lambing 169%, docking 150%.

Matthew and Olivia Buckley "8 Mile farm" ph 07 8778834 Blonde Aquitaine

Winston Churchill "Te Pirere Stud" ph 07 8777572, Highland Cattle - beautiful to see in winter with theirlong horns and thick coats.

Peter and Elizabeth Darke ph 07 8777728 - Suffolk, Dorset Downs,
and Poll Dorset sheep.

Peter Foss ph 07 8777881 South Devon cattle.

Greenmountllamas Bob & Sandy Dawson, Paemako ph 07 8778297

Brian Hanna ph 07 8778406 Rislington Sheep

Ken Haywood Mangaotaki Rd, ph 07 8778586 Romney sheep;
registered Poll Dorsets; Texels. Performance recorded, farmed under commercial conditions, bred for type. Strong client base already established.

JG & PJ Henderson partners "Ahuahi Farm"ph 07 8778087
registered Charolais cattle, Est 1981, and purebred Poll Dorset flock rams.

Trevor Johnson ph 07 8777539 Koromiko Romagnolas cattle. Large Beef breed yet throw small calves - excellent for heifer mating.

Peter McCormick - Te Matai Station Registered Hereford and Santa Gertrudis - genuine station bred cattle.
Sells purebred Romdale, and Suffolk Rams.

Andrew and Tracy Neal Ph 07 8778009 - Simmental Cattle, 200 or so cows. Nathan Cooper 07 8778998 Manager of the Stud, Bull sale annually.

Rob and Nikki Purdie Mahoenui Ph 07 8778935 - Angus Assn.

David Richardson Coupworth sheep, ph 8786640
Frame, Fertility, * good wool.

Colleen & Richard Robotham Verrand Hereford Stud. Ph/Fax 07 876686, email verraedbeefbuilder@xtra.co.nz Quality performance recorded, scanned cattle of good colour & temperament. Heifers calved at 2 years.
CIO, EBL, BVD, LEPTO all negative.

John Spellman ph 07 8778401 - Perendale and Cheviot sheep.

Daryl Tucker ph 07 8777823 - Romney sheep

Ian & Pat Walsh Mairoa Rd, ph 07 8778345 Texal rams, Over his farming carreer Ian has developed the Falkirk Index to identify better genetics, so that the system eliminates genetic wastage.
The costs of rearing are lessened by having high yielding healthier animals, and better returns are gained each year.

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[50] TIMBER - SAW-MILLING

Team Faith Timber Saw Miller - Ph/Fax 07 8778508.
If you love timber, contact Pete Demchy for something special.
Orders, Enquires, on site inspection

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[52] OTHER

 

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On GOOGLING I provide links to a number of sites related to Piopio that I found
by sifting through pages on the Google search engine. There are other places called Piopio, one in Chile; a North American "First People" connection to the name, and a French modern artist uses Piopio as his name.

If you have a business or anything of interest and do business with,
or live in Piopio we would love to put a link here.

a searchable street map
You can zoom in and out. Also use this site for other places anywhere in the world.

* There is another story, that a small part of the district was named Piopio by the Maoris after a failed potato crop. Using the name for the whole district came about by confusion at the time the Pakeha came.

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