From Your Mayor

Bush Telegraph - - FOCUS ON FARMING -

Tena ko­tou s greet­ings to you all,

This Satur­day will be a busy day for Woodville res­i­dents and vis­i­tors as we have a Char­ter Pa­rade march­ing at 10am, fol­lowed by a Christ­mas Pa­rade down the townos main street.

The 1st Bat­tal­ion Royal New Zealand In­fantry Reg­i­ment (1RNZIR) will be march­ing in full mil­i­tary uni­form, the Woodville Christ­mas Pa­rade will take place af­ter this, fin­ish­ing with the Coast to Coast mo­tor­cy­cles en­ter­ing town.

Our re­la­tion­ship with 1RNZIR has grown over the past two years and they have shared many mo­ments; the re­cent wel­come to the Czech Am­bas­sador, sup­port at Dan­nevirkeos A & P show, our RSA and en­gag­ing with youth.

Dur­ing any sig­nif­i­cant ad­verse event, the 1st Bat­tal­ion are the sol­diers on standby to be de­ployed should we need them.

Each time a Char­ter Pa­rade is held, we al­ter­nate be­tween towns in the Tararua Dis­trict and this year coun­cil­lors were keen to sup­port Woodville.

Whilst the Char­ter al­lows the bat­tal­ion to en­ter our dis­trict and march in our streets, it is the greater bond and friend­ship that is formed which cre­ates great value for all in­volved.

Clos­ing a State High­way is not easy and for­tu­nately our Re­silience Man­ager and for­mer 1st Bat­tal­ion mem­ber, Paddy Driver, is han­dling the op­er­a­tion as one of his last tasks be­fore he re­tires.

With his mil­i­tary pre­ci­sion to de­tail, I know we are in for a won­der­ful day and our com­mu­nity will be out in force sup­port­ing the events.

Lastly, if you want some sun­flower seeds for your gar­den, there are still plenty.

Noho ora mai s all the best, Tracey Col­lis

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