Thanks to all the volunteers who came and gave up their Sunday to help the community in repairing so many items. The demand for electrical work and bicycle maintenance was particular high today and many happy people left the hall satisfied that their goods are ready for another life of service.

Knife sharpening – no longer a problem for people who sat and listened to Simca to find the secrets of keeping their knifes sharp from now on. Many pieces of fashion jewellery were rescued, sweaters mended, hems fixed and face masks sewn. The kids had great fun dismantling a lawnmower and taking an old Apple computer apart to marvel at the intricacies of a motherboard. Thanks to the Ōtaki Quilters who kept everybody well fed with their selection of savouries and cakes. And please do find the time to go and visit the Maoriland Art Gallery to see the beautiful Teepee Sue created.

It was a day which makes us all proud to live here in Ōtaki. and our manaakitanga: Small Town- Big Heart