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  • St John Op Shop’s thoughtful window dressing

    Pages from Helensville Community News featured in the July window of Helensville’s St John Op Shop. Based on the theme ‘recycle/upcycle/repurpose’ and titled ‘Industrial’, the window display was designed by Eve Issott, with input from Assistant Shop ManagerJean Lee and, on window dressing day, John Issott....

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  • 1 Mill Road

    by Helen Martin Te Awaroa/Helensville is a historic town, and we’re lucky to have such a good record of the history in books like C.M. Sheffield’s ‘Men Came Voyaging, and Wayne Ryburn’s ‘Tall Spars, Steamers and Gum’, and in the plethora of information gathered and stored at the local museum....

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  • Natalie Carroll (née Pengelly)1947 – 2020

    Goodbyes can be difficult, even more so when there will never be another hello. We were saddened recently by the passing of our friend Natalie Carroll. Natalie was born and grew up in Helensville, where her parents Cyril and Eileen Pengelly were very well known, including for their work running the...

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  • From Penk’s Pen

    All Aboard! Like the rest of Auckland, the west and northwest are suffering from a disconnect between population and infrastructure. It’s a long-standing problem and not due to any single factor, tempting as it may be for some to point the finger at particular current or past players. Our resident...

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