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32 days ago

Slavko, The Veggie Man.

Irene from Frankleigh Park

Slavko died last week! Really sad! I don't know if people realise that he donated the impeccably engineered Pukekura Children's Playground fountain.One day he asked me,out of the blue at the Car Boot Sale "You have car? And a camera?"....I was wondering where he was going to go with this.... He explained that he had neither and he needed to go somewhere and do something. So I picked him up from his house. He directed me to go to Pukekura Park whereupon he proceeded to take me to the "Fontana!'. He asked me to take a few photos,including him and one of the children present. He explained that this fountain was his present to the people of New Plymouth. That he had researched it thoroughly, had it designed and made out of the best stainless steel possible so that it would last a long time. I remember the price was exorbitant! Somewhere in the many thousands. Apparently he wanted to show his family what he'd given to New Plymouth by photo. Somewhere with the fountain is the plaque with his name.

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7 days ago

Fix our ROADS

Karl from Spotswood

Can anyone tell me when the NPDC is going “FIX OUR ROADS” Especially on the truck routes!
While driving around my little town, I notice streets with sections full of roadwork signs and cones, but there’s no apparent work being done so why are these road cones and signs left behind. Then there’s potholes with no signage or cones.
And can someone please let me know what is happening with the stadium?

3 hours ago

What's On: Theosophical Society

Jim from New Plymouth

The Flower of Life - a presentation by Glenn Willard. Its deep spiritual meaning and aid to enlightenment. All welcome. Suggested $5 koha. More info Jim Scrivener 021-2511011.
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4 hours ago

Being Kiwi: Have you experienced racism?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?

Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.

Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls for the collection of official statistics on hate crimes, looks at discrimination in our schools and takes a stroll through Auckland, now one of the most diverse cities in the world.

To take part in the survey, click here

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