The daffodil, symbol of, is an icon of hope, not just for people with cancer, but for the Cancer Society itself. The Cancer Society receives no government funding and therefore relies heavily on the public’s generosity.
Friday 31st August is Daffodil Day - the Cancer Society's annual fund-raising appeal and the majority of the money raised will be used to support families in our community who are affected by cancer - counselling, home visits, transport to medical appointments, various support groups, etc.
Over 650 people in Taranaki are diagnosed with cancer annually. Who will YOU wear your daffodil for?
Daffodil Duck Race – Sunday 26th August at 2pm down the Huatoki Stream. Ducks cost $100 each. Prizes to be won as well as spot prizes. For more details contact Melissa ph. 06 757 3006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cycle of Hope – Friday 31st August around the mountain. All cyclists are encouraged to participate, whether for the whole distance, relays, or whatever legs of the route are convenient. It’s not a race! For more information email Joel Dodd email@example.com
ANZ is proud to be the principal sponsor of Daffodil Day - this year will be our 28th year supporting this cause!
We will be hosting a gala dinner and quiz followed by a live charity auction to be held at the Novotel on Friday 17th of August at 6pm. Tickets cost $100 p.p.
To purchase tickets please visit www.hobsonhotel.co.nz/events/anz-gala-dinner
With YOUR help we can make a difference in Taranaki.
What are the intersections you avoid during peak traffic? We all know you can't turn right from Cumberland St into Coronation Ave when the school bell goes, but what are the other problem areas in the city?
People are being warned against taking shellfish from the Urenui river mouth and to avoid the area's mud flats after high levels of E Coli bacteria were discovered.
People are advised to avoid going near pipes in the area and wash their hands if they have been near the mudflats. Swimming is considered safe unless there has been heavy rain in the previous three days.
The Urenui walking bridge between the village and the beach is currently closed.
Read more here.