Rodney Times - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - - Rhon­wyn

When Win­ston Peters called for a press con­fer­ence last week, I got ex­cited. Fi­nally, I thought, we’d get some clar­ity about who would lead our coun­try. Alas it was not meant to be. The pur­pose of the con­fer­ence was ba­si­cally so Peters could scold the me­dia and tell the coun­try to wait un­til he was good and ready to make up his mind. While we con­tinue to live in limbo while the per­son who re­ceived seven per cent of the coun­try’s vote de­cides who he wants to be in power, life con­tin­ues and there are great things hap­pen­ing in our com­mu­nity all the time. I love to­day’s cover story about Grace Strat­ton from Wark­worth, who re­cently reached the sum­mit of Ran­gi­toto. The quote that stood out most to me was, ‘‘We owe it to our­selves to live our best lives and to as­sist in cre­at­ing a cul­ture which doesn’t pity the in­di­vid­ual that is dif­fer­ent but en­ables them to suc­ceed. If we do that we might just slowly start to change the world.’’ As well as read­ing the story about Grace, I en­cour­age you to find her blog and read some of her work - she is truly liv­ing her best life and help­ing oth­ers to do the same.

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