Charity / Causes

Forty of the region’s firefighters took part in the annual Auckland Skytower Challenge on Saturday raising more than $85,000 in the process. Representing brigades from Coromandel, Whitianga, Cooks Beach, Tairua, Waihi, Thames, Turua, Paeroa, Te Aroha, Manaia and Oceania Gold at Waihi, the firefighters completed either the 51 story or 60 story challenge. Waihi Oceania […]

A team of Whitianga firefighters are doing Auckland highest stair climb tomorrow and for a great cause – Leukaemia and Blood Cancer. They have 5 firefighters in the event – Ian Cox, Ange Maclardy, Adam Collier, Karina Bergshoeff and Sean King. At 58 years young, Ian is the oldest of the Whitianga team doing tomorrow’s […]

We recently published a couple stories about the problem of violence and specifically young people involved in violent incidents in and around Thames. It was in response to Goldfields Mall manager and Mayoral candidate John Freer being attacked in the mall. We followed the story with another one concerning young children being approached in Thames […]

So, what is Dry July ? It’s a fundraiser that challenges you to go alcohol-free and raise funds for New Zealanders affected by cancer. The funds raised by participants of Dry July 2021 will help improve the comfort, care and wellbeing of people affected by cancer. I participated in Dry July a few years ago, and […]

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