Sample Sidebar Module

This is a sample module published to the sidebar_top position, using the -sidebar module class suffix. There is also a sidebar_bottom position below the menu.

Sample Sidebar Module

This is a sample module published to the sidebar_bottom position, using the -sidebar module class suffix. There is also a sidebar_top position below the search.
History Group

So far we have had two speakers at our meetings this year who have been very interesting.

At our first meeting in March Richard Hart talked to us about his research on the flax milling industry in Te Puke in the 1900’s Most people were not aware how important this was to the area before dairying and then later kiwifruit growing took place.

In May Tommy Wilson from Pirirakau in Te Puna came and spoke about the French connection that his family and others in Te Puna have. It was interesting to hear about his visit to Honfleur in France.Tommy also talked about the valuable social work his group does in the Greerton area in Tauranga.

The updated Omokoroa history book Colin Pettigrew compiled has proved very popular and has now almost sold out. We have sold over 320 copies and may consider another reprint in future if we receive enough orders to make it financially viable.

We plan to have an evening function in August or September to display our collection of historic photos and to show some of our historic videos for the benefit of the many new people coming to the area. We will advertise this in the Omelette and with notices in the local shops and library.