Read more about the article Founder of Ngatea remembered
Turua in 1920, showing the main concrete road of the district. Photo: SUPPLIED

Founder of Ngatea remembered

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. 1931The magnificently named Mr Ingvald…

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Read more about the article Queen’s Head a sight to behold once more
The iconic Queen’s Head rock between Waihi and Waikino can now be seen from the road along State Highway 2. Photo: KELLEY TANTAU

Queen’s Head a sight to behold once more

A rocky outcrop that bears the resemblance of former British monarch Queen Victoria can be seen from the road once again.The landmark, dubbed Queen’s Head, located between Waihī and Waikino,…

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Read more about the article 40 years and going strong at Saunders
Saunders Mitsubishi in Thames has won the Managing Directors Award, which was given to only one dealership in the country. Owner Paul Saunders stands outside their new building with the trophy. Photo: KELLEY TANTAU

40 years and going strong at Saunders

ADVERTORIAL The past year has been a good one for Saunders Mitsubishi in Thames.The car dealership came out of the Covid-19 lockdown with a state-of-the-art, purpose-built building on Pollen St,…

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