FROM THE EDITOR
Te Aroha Noa is one Palmerston North organisation we can really be proud of.
Nobody has had a bigger role in making it such a success than outgoing chief executive Bruce Maden, who has sat at the helm of the community centre in Highbury for 27 years.
He started as a volunteer when the Central Baptist Church purchased its first Brentwood Ave property for the centre, which has grown to include early childhood centres, a youth learning hub, community lounge and a supported rental for teen parents.
Maden dreamed big with this community centre and the results show.
Te Aroha Noa is arguably the heart of the Highbury community and as Maden passes over the reins he can certainly be proud of the work he has put in to help build this place into what it has become.