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Dressing for a cause u by Joanne Speechly

Dressing up proved a fundraising winner for Kaiwaka’s Small Poppies and the Child Cancer Foundation.


A Gallipoli journey in store


u by Colin Patterson

Dargaville’s Pat Young has a special reason for attending the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings next year — her father-in-law lost his arm in the trenches there.

p Heidi Holden (right) was the inspiration behind Small Poppies dress-up fundraiser for the Child Cancer Foundation. She is pictured here with her twin, Bella

In a show of support for Heidi Holden, who was diagnosed with cancer in March last year, the Early Childhood Education Centre got in touch with Kaiwaka Primary School and Kaiwaka Playcentre and arranged a special fundraising day. “The Small Poppies children got dressed up and, with the help of parents, we walked up to Kaiwaka Primary School

and all the children paraded their costumes. Everyone made a gold coin donation and we had a coin trail and sausage sizzle,” said Small Poppies director, Natasha Lee. “Afterwards, two volunteers and Small Poppies’ John Lee, sold the leftover sausages outside the Four Square and all up, we raised $1,085.95 for the Child Cancer Foundation.” ¢

Annual Plan hearings u by Colin Patterson

Kaipara District Council’s draft Annual Plan has attracted more than 530 submissions. Many of the submissions come from Mangawhai residents opposing plans to sell surplus land in their town and questioning the council’s focus on debt reduction. The three Kaipara commissioners are holding public hearings, giving submitters who request it a chance to present their views in person.

Hearings have been scheduled for Maungaturoto on April 28, Dargaville on April 29 and Mangawhai on April 30. The commissioners will meet on May 27 to consider all submissions and make decisions. The Annual Plan will be formally adopted before the end of the financial year on June 30.

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The late Ernie Young joined the Otago Mounted Rifles and was among the thousands of New Zealanders who fought the Turks in the assault on Anzac Cove before he was invalided out of the war. A centur y later Mrs Young has been successful in a ballot of New Zealanders competing for limited spaces to attend the dawn service at Anzac p Dargaville resident Pat Young looks through her father-in-law Ernie Young’s war photo album Cove and the special New Zealand commemorative service of the Peace. He was also a keen at Chunuk Bair. photographer and while on a senior “I thought some time ago I should officer’s staff appointment, he was able go to Gallipoli. But my husband, Barry, to take photos in the Gallipoli trenches died 10 years ago and I never got — a prohibited activity for rank and round to it,” she said. file soldiers. Mrs Young will have to pay her own The many photos of his fellow kiwis in travel and accommodation costs. Gallipoli, and undergoing rehabilitation Now in her early 80s, she has only treatment in Egypt and England were put one wish. “I’ve just got to stay fit in an album that was only found after Mr and well.” Young’s death. These unique snapshots of history, After returning home, Ernie Young farmed in Struggler’s Gully north of kept hidden for a century, will form Dargaville. He performed all his farm the basis of a book written by Brian work and a drove a car despite the Eastwood which will be published by a absence of one arm. He was active local company, Echo Publishing, in time in the local community and a Justice for the Gallipoli commemoration. ¢

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Kaipara Lifestyler, April 15 2014  

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Kaipara's only regional community newspaper. 10,000 copies delivered FREE throughout the Kaipara: Dargaville, Ruawai, Paparoa, Matakohe, Mau...