The Ministry of Education has advised that there will be work carried out on Forest Hill Road which will require a portion of the road to be closed affecting the Oratia School Bus 4 Run:
Quick rundown of the job:
The school has been in touch with Ritchies and at this stage they are unable to confirm how and if the School Bus 4 will run over this time.
Could you please make arrangements to bring your child to school and be collected from school on the first day of term. The school will update you on that date (or before if we hear).
There is an Autumn feeling to the air, signalling the change of season, which is a great time to remind everyone to check their smoke detectors, or if you don’t have any to stress how important they are in saving lives. In the Healy household we recently upgraded our smoke detectors to ones that talked to each other wirelessly, which had the bonus of an afternoon’s entertainment with one of us up a ladder pressing the test button while the other ran round the house to see if they really were talking to each other.
By the time you read this the Brigade would have attended the Oratia School Fair on the 27th March with a couple of the fun FENZ educational trailers.
Also getting out in the community are several of our Brigade Members who are training for the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge. The challenge raises money for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. They will be climbing 1,103 steps across 51 flights wearing 25kgs of structural fire fighting gear. You may spot them training out at the Nihotupu Dam.
The Challenge takes place on 22nd May 2021, if you would like to support the team please visit:
Thank you to Watercare for supporting the team by allowing access to their stairs for training.
The Library is open again. What a difference new carpet, curtains and paint do to a place! It looks so bright and clean, I don’t think we realised how badly it was in need of re- decorating.
We hope you and your friends will come along to see us soon, we will be ordering some new books shortly.
2020 though was different. Plans were interrupted worldwide and all of our lives were affected in some way. For the Association it has meant less opportunity to hire out the hall resulting in less revenue to fund the upkeep and running of it. The Executive managed the situation well as the results clearly show.