Cel­e­brat­ing two of Apiti’s finest

Feilding-Rangitikei Herald - - Our District News -

Last Thurs­day Mayor He­len in con­junc­tion with MDC and the Apiti and dis­trict com­mu­nity came to­gether to cel­e­brate the out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion that two of its res­i­dents have made.


A stal­wart sup­porter of the Apiti Com­mu­nity - Pat Prince can be de­scribed as a loyal, hard­work­ing, re­li­able, and will­ing helper.

Pat started in her role as sec­re­tary on the Apiti Do­main Board on the 14th day of March in 1974.

It is dif­fi­cult to imag­ine on that day, that any­one, least of all Pat, would have fore­seen that she would serve in this role for 44 con­tin­u­ous years. Through these years she has seen the com­mit­tee tran­si­tion to the Apiti Com­mu­nity Com­mit­tee un­der the Manawatu Dis­trict Coun­cil.

Pat has also served 20 years with un­fal­ter­ing com­mit­ment in her sec­re­tar­ial role for the Apiti RSA.

These po­si­tions amongst many oth­ers, stand as a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the Apiti Dis­trict. “I haven’t minded a minute of do­ing any­thing for Apiti”, Pat said.


A man that stands true to his word, Hil­ton Digby is some­one who will get things done.

For the past 9 years, Hil­ton has led the Apiti Com­mu­nity Com­mit­tee as chair­man. He took on the role on the 12th day of Fe­bru­ary in 2008, fol­low­ing many years as a com­mit­tee mem­ber.

Quick to note prob­lems that are aris­ing in the area, Hil­ton has been a fan­tas­tic com­mu­nity rep­re­sen­ta­tive in work­ing with the Manawatu Dis­trict Coun­cil.

The Coun­try Road- this is one of Manawatu’s hid­den gems with the grow­ing po­ten­tial to be a well-trav­elled scenic route for NZ. This has Hil­ton’s en­ergy and drive be­hind it. The tarseal­ing of the lo­cal roads and the im­proved sig­nage for the Apiti dis­trict have also oc­curred with cam­paign­ing by Hil­ton’s com­mit­tee.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to and ex­cited about the next step that Apiti is go­ing to go through”, Hil­ton said.

Hil­ton Digby (left), Pat Prince (cen­tre) with cur­rent Apiti chair­man Ken Thomp­son and pre­vi­ous chairs

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