Pongaroa 262709 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz en-nz Pongaroa The Way To Go 30 Pongaroa Appoints Fuel Committee https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/645227 Pongaroa residents take action to restore fuel supplies to the community 045, 1 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/645227 Pongaroa The Way To Go Wins Award https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/637927 Pongaroa the Way to Go was the 2015 Regional Winner of the "Heritage & Environment" Trust Power Community Awards. 038, 19 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/637927 Snow on the Hills https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/627223 PTWTG President Ann Berry checks on sheep in the recent snow fall. 031, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/627223 The Hawkes Bay Eagles Visit the Pongaroa Golf Club https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/610118 018, 2 May 2015 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/610118 The Dog Trial Centenary https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/608191 017, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/608191 Pongaroa Roar 2015 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/607764 Weather and enthusiasm combined to make for a successful hunt over the Easter weekend. 016, 18 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/607764 Solutions for 4 Mile Bush https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/594970 Horizons has made suggestions as to how the freedom camping site at Four Mile Bush can be saved from being cut off by river erosion. 007, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/594970 School Year Starts https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/593264 The school year starts for 2015. We hope the children and staff have a great year and will make good use of the new ultra fast internet connection. If you are driving through Pongaroa keep in mind there may be children on the road who will not be totally familiar with traffic and there are ongoing road works with the laying of the optic fibre cables. 005, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/593264 Play Equipment installed behind the hall https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/590728 The lawn behind the hall now has an adventure playground for the use of children who live in or are visiting Pongaroa. 002, 7 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/590728 Sweet Treats for Lara https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/564946 A gathering of Pongoroans met to support Laura Prichard in her goal to travel to the Canoe Polo World Campionships in France in September. 030, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/564946 Infor-maa-tion for ewe https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/564644 The brand new sign has officially been unveiled on the village green, a great new addition to our village and excellent way to spread the word about your upcoming event. For more photos from the event check out the Pongaroa the way to go Facebook page. 029, 19 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/564644 The Great Unveiling https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/558935 A mystery object will be unveiled on Friday 27th June at 03:15 at the village green. 025, 20 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/558935 Mangatiti Falls Walk https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/554746 Take the opportunity to explore the beautiful Mangatiti Falls, hidden on private farmland, for the upcoming fundraiser for Rural Women New Zealand, run by our local Pongaroa Branch. 021, 19 May 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/554746 PongaRoar https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/545928 The annual PongaRoar Easter hunting competition was a roaring success, with 196 adult entries and 128 juniors also taking part. The weigh-in and prize giving took place at the Pongaroa Hotel. Results below. 018, 28 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/545928 Local farmers win Tararua Farmer of the Year title https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/544286 Pongaroa farmers Shaun and Tracie Baxter have been named as the 2014 Tararua Farmers of the Year - congratulations. A field day will be held at their property Wairakau Station, 1297 Coast Road on Wednesday April 30 9.30am - 4.30pm 016, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/544286 Akitio Sheep Dog Trial Club Results https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/542891 The Akitio Sheep Dog Trials were held over the weekend, full results follow. 015, 8 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/542891 Golden Shears success https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/542218 A big congratulations to Pongaroa local Dave Buick, who reached the Open Shearing Final at the prestigious Golden Shears in Masterton recently, placing sixth. 015, 7 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/542218 What a Night. Brett Harvey Thoroughly Roasted https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/437264 The Pongaroa Community Centre was packed to capacity for the social event of the year. Brett Harvey, Farmer, All Black and stalwart supporter of Puketoi Rugby was give a right royal roasting by neighbours, colleagues and rugby personalities. 032, 6 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/437264 Ducks Beware, We are armed and ready https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/437263 Two weeks before the start of Duck Season 2012, more that 50 people gathered at the Pongaroa Gun Club for a practise shoot and social get together. 032, 6 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/437263 Huge Turnout for Annual Easter Pongaroar Hunt https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/418993 Pongaroa main-street was packed to capacity at lunchtime on Sunday 8th April as a steady stream of pickup trucks and trailers pulled into town loaded with red deer, fallow deer, wild boar, goat heads, possums, hares and rabbits. 018, 30 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/418993 Pongaroa Farm Focus Group Wool Production Day April 3rd 2012 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/418425 A very good turnout of farmers were treated to the latest thoughts on what affects wool production from scientist Roland Sumner of Ruakura and vet Simon Marshall of Vet Services Dannevirke. 017, 27 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/418425 Tranzit Tours Visit Pongaroa https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/412685 During February, Tranzit Tours ran two bus tours from Masterton to Pongaroa.The visitors were entertained and enthralled by a morning of activities at Wild Side Farm followed by lunch at the Pongaroa Hotel and a walk around the village centre. Feedback from the visitors has been very positive and further tours are scheduled for May. 013, 30 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/412685 World Champion Blade Shearers set up camp in Pongaroa https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/412693 At the end of February, the South African blade shearing team set up a training camp in Pongaroa, ahead of the world championships to be held in association with the 2012 Golden Shears festival. Hosted by Tony and Falyn Hoggard, the team practiced in varioius local sheds before giving demonstrations at the Pongaroa Hotel and at Pongaroa School. The practice paid off as the visitors once again cleaned up at the tournament 013, 30 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/412693 Pongaroa Speed Shear 2012 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/406924 A cool fine evening, a good turnout and strong competition; what could be better. Pongaroa Domain was the venue for the 2012 Pongaroa Speed Shear and what a night it was. Competition ranged from the cockies shear through the Weetbix, Beer and Shear triathlon to the evening's climax of the $1,000 Open Shear contest. Supported with plenty of food and drinks, it was a traditional good night out. 008, 23 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/406924 Fine Weather for the 110th Annual Pongaroa Horse Sports https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/406913 The weather was kind for the 110th Pongaroa Horse Sports on 28th January. A great day was had by all who attended. Congraulations to the winners and all who took part. Special thanks to Shirley Maher, Gordon Elmers and the rest of the organising team. 008, 22 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/406913 Pongaroa Hotel Building Centennial rocks the district https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/392761 What a turn out for this special day. More than 500 people took part and many dressed for the occasion. Music from the Roger Fox Band and One Night Only kept the tempo up from the afternoon until the early hours and great food was provided by the Scouts and Pongaroa Early Years. Thanks to all who took part in making this a great family day. 048, 24 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/392761 New Zealand Information Centre Staff visit Pongaroa https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/392607 On November 16th, Information Centre staff from the lower North Island visited Pongaroa on a familiarisation trip. The morning was spent at Wild Side farm viewing the accommodation and activity programmes available for visitors. After Lunch at the Pongaroa Hotel, the group viewed the Four Mile Bush camp site and spent the afternoon at Akitio and Glen Ora stations reviewing the walking tours and cottage accommodation. Feedback has been good and all attendees are keen to promote the area. 048, 23 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz/blog/392607