Fi­nal work on Athen­ree homestead

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Work is un­der­way on the fi­nal stage of the restora­tion of his­toric Athen­ree Homestead. This fi­nal part is five rooms which will re­store the orig­i­nal size of the house. Homestead Trust spokesper­son Val New said it is only the ex­te­rior work — the in­te­rior will have to wait un­til they have more funds avail­able. She said TECT has matched them dol­lar for dol­lar to build the ex­ten­sion — $150,000 from them and $150,000 from the Trust. The an­nual Christ­mas Fair and Mar­ket is on at the homestead on Sun­day.

Katikati town­ship got pelted with hail­stones on Tues­day. The storm passed quickly but left hail­stones strewn on the ground, on car bon­nets and roofs. An awning at Learn­ing Ad­ven­tures Katikati fa­cil­ity in main­street was fill­ing up fast with icy hail­stones.

No sooner was the Katikati Ad­ver­tiser Christ­mas tree up and dec­o­rated than peo­ple started ar­riv­ing with gifts. Asher Tay­lor, 10 and Gina Tay­lor, 12 were among the first to place gifts un­der the tree for the com­mu­nity ap­peal at the of­fice on Tues­day.

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