From Your Mayor
Tena kotou katoa s greetings to you all.
The Trustpower Community Awards celebrate our volunteers and Tararua are fortunate to have so many.
Groups entered from Tararua, Palmerston North and Whanganui, so it was wonderful to see Dannevirke Cave Dwellers named as supreme winners at the regional awards function last week.
Congratulations also to Pahiatua Toy Library, New Pacific Studios and Tararua Riding for the Disabled, who also won awards on the night.
With so many activities to choose from, there is no shortage of things to do in the upcoming school holidays.
We celebrated 125 years of Womenos Suffrage, marking when the petition for a womenos right to vote was won.
Crso Shirley Hull, Carole Isaacson, Alison Franklin and I thoroughly enjoyed the local celebrations with Tararua over the Teacups throughout the district.
Every person attending was certainly proud of our country leading the way.
We shared wonderful stories and laughter, and several schools participated in a colouring competition, producing remarkably thoughtful and colourful representations of the Womenos Suffrage petition.
Prime Minister Ardern featured in a couple of posters and one touched us so much that we scanned it, sent it and she was thrilled to receive it.
At recent Kapa Haka events in Dannevirke and Pahiatua, the level of parental support was fantastic to see.
The children obviously put tremendous amount of effort into their learning and practice.
We have such talented students and a big thank you goes to all our teachers whose dedication and commitment is invaluable in our local communities.
Noho ora mai s all the best,