37 days ago

Stolen car reunited with owner after 47 years

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

A South Waikato man has been reunited with his stolen car 47 years after it was taken.

Atiamuri pensioner Clive Macann never gave up searching for his 1935 Pontiac Coupe after it was stolen in Palmerston North in 1972.

He'd first set eyes on the "dream" car as a 13-year-old and was determined to own it. By 16, the car, which was in pristine condition and only one of six in New Zealand, was finally his.

But four years later he found himself in tears after discovering it had been stolen from a shed where it was being temporarily stored while he sourced a new gearbox.

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42 minutes ago

AMI, sharing community kindness!

AMI Insurance - Head office

When a stranger’s beagle went missing in thick bush near Wellington, 39-year-old Whanganui carver Zane Hair volunteered to spend more than a week searching in cold and stormy weather, accompanied by his beloved 14-year-old bulldog Zeke.

After nine days, Benny the beagle was found alive and Zane formed a lasting friendship with Benny’s owner, Matt Newman-Hall. “What Zane did is incredible … I find it really amazing that someone was willing to go that far for a complete stranger,” he says.

To read more about this inspiring act of kindness by visit the AMI Hub.

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42 minutes ago

Thousands of Kiwis given a helping hand

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who supported Colgate-Palmolive's recent appeal! Thanks to the generosity of Colgate- Palmolive and Countdown shoppers, more than 10,000 toiletries and household cleaning items have been donated to Salvation Army foodbanks around the country.

Jono Bell, Territorial Director of The Salvation Army’s Community Ministries says the items are essential to help people stay healthy in the winter period. These include personal and oral hygiene items, along with cleaning products for the home.

Colgate-Palmolive also donated $10,000 to The Salvation Army’s transitional housing programme in Porirua which helps vulnerable mothers and their children with housing and wrap around support.

2 days ago

Defects drive more work on Bateup Rd in Richmond

Cherie Sivignon Reporter from The Tasman Leader

The upgrade of Bateup Rd in Richmond has repeatedly gone over time. A snag list of defects is behind the latest delay. What's your experience on this key route?