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Be­ware sea lice

A fam­ily who went swim­ming at the Otahu Es­tu­ary last Fri­day went home with hun­dreds of sea lice bites. The reader said they “suf­fered big time” and an an­ti­his­tamine cream was their only op­tion for re­lief. Oth­ers re­ported on Coastal News’ Face­book page that the sea lice were wide­spread — at Waihi Beach, Whir­i­toa and Whanga­mata wharf — and were be­lieved to be mi­cro­scopic jel­ly­fish. For more go to www.face­ Coastal­newswhanga­mata/

Bloomin’ good!

The Late Bloomers Awards have been an­nounced. Waihi Kinder­garten (In­spired Kinder­gartens and Home Based Ed­u­ca­tion) took out the Late Bloomers Tallest Sun­flower Award in the 2017 Dal­tons Sun­flow­ers in Kinder­gartens project with their sun­flower plant mea­sur­ing 3.28 me­tres — the tallest grown in the his­tory of the com­pe­ti­tion. Cen­tral Kids Te Kuiti Kinder­garten (Cen­tral Kids Kinder­gartens As­so­ci­a­tion) won the Late Bloomers Widest Sun­flower Head Award with a 47cm wide head.

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