FROM THE EDITOR

Rodney Times - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - - Rhon­wyn

Vol­un­teers make the world go round. Na­tional vol­un­teer week has just passed - a ded­i­cated week to recog­nise and cel­e­brate the con­tri­bu­tion of vol­un­teers around New Zealand.

Over the week­end, Puhoi Vol­un­teer Fire Bri­gade cel­e­brated the long-awaited open­ing of a brand new fire sta­tion. This new sta­tion is a tes­ta­ment to the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion of the vol­un­teers. For the last decade, the ser­vice has op­er­ated out of a tem­po­rary lean-to sta­tion. Con­structed out of two ship­ping con­tain­ers and a roof, the DIY sta­tion was home to the fifth busiest ru­ral bri­gade in the coun­try. Dur­ing the sta­tion open­ing, the amal­ga­ma­tion of ru­ral and ur­ban fire crews from around the coun­try was also an­nounced, now known as Fire and Emer­gency NZ. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Rus­sell and the team. Read more on to­day’s cover.

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