116 days ago

It's National Volunteer Week!

The Team from Red Cross Shop New Plymouth

This National Volunteer Week, we’re recognising all the amazing volunteers who form the backbone of emergency response in Aotearoa and support their communites every day.
THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS!
When Aotearoa faces challenging times, Kiwis always step up to support people in need. Volunteers are instrumental in ensuring that we get through, together.

“Every day, a network of 11,000 Red Cross volunteers and members across the country help us respond to disasters, settle new Kiwis, help run our shops, deliver Meals on Wheels, teach former refugees how to drive, sew curtains for families in need, and so much more. Last financial year, Red Cross volunteers gave close to 120,000 hours of their time. They are the hands and feet of almost everything we accomplish,” says Niamh Lawless, our Secretary General.

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Emily from New Plymouth

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What's On: Introduction to Ancestry.com

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1 day ago

Lake Rotomanu Family Trout Fishing Day

Allen from Highlands Park

Grab your fishing gear and bring your kids along to New Plymouth’s Lake Rotomanu to fish for 400 2-year-old rainbow trout that will be released into the lake. The event runs from 8am to 1pm on Saturday 31st October and Lake Rotomanu will be closed to powered watercraft during that time so that anglers can have exclusive use.

Participants can register on the day at the marquee tent set up near the boat ramp and volunteers from the Inglewood Rod, Gun & Recreation Club and staff from Taranaki Hunting & Fishing will assist with gear set-up, lures and bait etc, if required.
This is a free event funded by Taranaki Fish & Game