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A firefighter prepares to douse the fierce flames at the front of several shops in Paeroa’s main street. Photo: TERESA RAMSEY


A charity opportunity shop owner in Paeroa’s main street is determined to “rise from the ashes” after losing everything in a “devastating” fire last week.Forget Me Not op shop owner…

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The Royal Hotel/ Theatre Royal, Thames, scene of interesting and amusing spectacles, was destroyed by fire in 1903. Photo: SUPPLIED

‘Magic wires’ arrive at Piako

As part of a Valley Profile series, MEGHAN HAWKES searches through old newspapers to bring you the stories Thames Valley locals once read about themselves. 1870The telegraph which was intended…

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