We’ve had some pointed things to say on here about a few selfish and dishonest locals, but for every one of them there are probably 10 or more who are just the opposite and help those in need.  A Facebook message from Coastal Landscape Supplies in Omahi Street reads: “We’ve had a genuine customer come in this week and offer to pay for 1m3 of wood for someone in need! We think it’s a lovely gesture and so we are going to match his generous offer with another load to someone just as deserving.”

We should also say a big thank-you to the town’s Volunteer Firefighters who perform a magnificent role in coming to the rescue in the event of emergencies.  Here is another painting by Otaki artist Wallace Trickett of the station in Te Moana Road in 2004.  (Thanks, Wallace)

Waikanae Fire Station