Music through the ages

Whether it’s a Beatles hit or a 17th Century tune, the songs performed by the Horowhenua Savage Club bring delight to residents of rest homes and retirements villages from Fielding to Waikanae.

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Rugby club the heart of rural town

At the heart of the small rural town of Eketahuna is the Eketahuna Rugby Club, where nearly half of the town’s population of 444 are members.

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A red rope children's play structure

Climbing the walls in Levin

Finding the right play equipment for a busy community takes time and effort, and the team at Levin Adventure Park Charitable Trust were keen to start climbing the walls – in the best possible way.

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Groups of people waiting for BBQ food served by local policemen

Pumping positive energy into Horowhenua youth

How do you turn around statistics in an area known for crime? For the last five years the Taitoko community in Horowhenua have been collaborating with others to turn the tide on crime, and it’s shown some stunning results.

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young Chinese girl and her mother seated on the ground with items to build Chinese lanterns

Creating space for a diverse community in Manawatu

With aging facilities and an increasingly diverse population in its region, the Manawatu Chinese Association devised a plan to create a more effective space to foster intercultural understanding.

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