FROM THE EDITOR
The theme for this year’s Maori Language Week is akina te reo, which means to use te reo Maori to support people, to inspire and to cheer on.
How great is it to see a school in our community that’s already completely interwoven te reo Maori and Maori culture into their daily school life?
That’s a true reflection of Central Normal School’s community spirit, which involves supporting, inspiring and cheering on their students to do their best. These are the types of things that bring true communities together.
Speaking of community spirit, it was incredible to see Palmerston North people react to the police lockdown in Cloverlea last week.
I heard of residents offering beds to people who couldn’t go home, hotels giving free accommodation and groups helping out with clothes and blankets. It was a bright spot in what was a frightening situation for Cloverlea residents and the wider community.