Month: October 2023

Volunteer manager wears many hats

Katikati volunteer manager Lesley Ruf wears many hats - and she’s desperate for more volunteers to manage. Next week it’s International Volunteer Managers’ Day on November 5, and all over the Bay of Plenty, managers are being celebrated for the work they do for no...

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Talented youngsters off to represent their region

This week 180 talented youngsters from four primary and intermediate schools are packing their new costumes and travel uniforms to compete in the national schools kapa haka contest in Nelson. The children, aged between seven and 11, are from Matapihi and Maungatapu...

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SociaLink concerned at Aroha House closure

Western Bay social and community sector advocate SociaLink is concerned that a Tauranga emergency housing provider has been forced to close in the middle of the city’s homelessness crisis. Aroha House in Cameron Rd was set up by Memphis Robson-Frentz in 2020, who...

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