Give Outward Bound a go – you won’t regret it!
Teens who get the chance to go on an Outward Bound course should grab the opportunity with both hands, says Flaxmere College student Julia Mitchell. The Year 12 student says her three-weeks at Outward Bound have given her improved confidence, courage and motivation, helping to set her up for another big adventure; studying family law at university in Hawaiʻi in 2022 after her final year at college. Outward Bound runs a number of courses from its base in Anakiwa in the Marlbor
Flaxmere Nourished for Nil keeps food out of landfill
Bringing food from Nourished for Nil in Hastings to Flaxmere every Saturday is proving very popular. Since early October the Nourished for Nil team has delivered tinned and bottled foods, fruit and vegetables, bread and frozen foods to the Flaxmere Community Centre, with volunteers, pictured below, sharing it out to the community over an hour from noon on Saturdays. Over the first four weeks nearly 600 parcels of food were given to Flaxmere families. While there is no doubt
Homes for our people: Tarbet St update
Buying rules for the new homes on Tarbet St will help make sure the sections go to those most likely to need them. Buyers have to start building a home on their section within six months and the buyer has to live in the home for at least three years. The conditions are designed to make sure families can buy and build on them. There are also rules that will ensure the housing is of a good standard. The homes must have at least three bedrooms, have an attached garage, have a co
It’s November night market time
The second Flaxmere night market is almost upon us – on December 17th , at the Flaxmere Village shopping centre from 5pm to 8pm. The first market in October was a huge success and with all those who came along sharing the love with their friends, whanau and neighbours, this next one is expected to be even bigger. Highlights included the prize grabs in the wind booth, entertainment, karaoke competition, late night shopping and food stalls, said Flaxmere Planning Committee chai