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Our Flash­back fea­ture con­tin­ues to be one of the most pop­u­lar pages in our pa­per. This week’s Flash­back, on page 20, has al­ready pro­voked a lot of dis­cus­sion and com­mu­nity in­volve­ment since the photo was posted on our Face­book page last week.

The photo showed a group of young­sters hold­ing what ap­peared to be a vol­ley­ball. We knew noth­ing more. But, as is the way of things, it didn’t take long for those in the photo to be iden­ti­fied – it was the Porirua Sev­enth-Day Ad­ven­tist Church team that at­tended the church’s na­tion­als. Not only did they at­tend, but they won their na­tional ti­tle in 1996 and 1997.

The team mem­bers have scat­tered since those days. In fact, quite a few of them live in Aus­tralia.

But they re­tain vivid mem­o­ries of their time in Porirua – ‘‘we’re all still P-town boys,’’ one told us – as you’ll see when you read the heart­warm­ing story.

-Joseph Ro­manos

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