Celebrating two of Apiti’s finest
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