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  • Arts in the Ville treasures

    by Helen Martin Arts in the Ville has grown from 22 artists in the first year to 76 this year, with 26 venues booked. The festival continues to have excellent support from North West District Business Association and the local Rodney Board. Agenerous donation from Burmester Realty has allowed organisers...

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  • Christmas Parade Survives

    Helensville’s Christmas Parade was in danger of cancellation, but thanks to the efforts of a few, funds have been raised to see it through this year. But ongoing – future years? The real issue is lack of a local Helensville business association. The first parade was in 1959, when a...

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  • Bee Box Auction Creates a Buzz

    On Wednesday 14th August the annual Bee Box Auction was held between PATHS (Parents and Teachers at Helensville Primary School) and the Rodney Beekeepers Club. It was held at the Kaipara Cruising Club in Helensville on Bee Club night. An incredible $1272.00 was raised on the evening with all proceeds going...

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  • Melody sings with Don

    by Helen Martin In September, Year 13 Kaipara College singer/songwriter Melody Gray-Hohepa (Ngâti Whatua, Ngâti Kahungunu) joined over 200 high school-aged singers and well-known local musicians performing in a concert at Vodafone Events Centre, Mangere. Held to raise money for Play It Strange, a trust providing pathways for young songwriters...

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