Nor West News : April 19th 2012
NOR-WEST REFLECTIONS Lots of events afoot at showgrounds Little pony: Equestrian events prove popular with youngsters at the Kumeu Show. Photo: CARYN WIGMORE New friends: Families experience the sights, sounds, smells and touch of farm animals. Photo: RANI TIMOTI Woolly wonders: The popular sheep racing event always gets the crowds cheering for their pick in the grand sheeplechase at the Helensville A&P Show. Photo: COLIN LUNT Handy help: ACE Insurance staff do a team-bonding exercise provided by Helensville-based Te Awaroa Youth Club following a fence-painting exercise. Horsing around: Daniel Wigmore pats the huge Clydesdale horses who have been carting people around the Kumeu Showgrounds. Photo: CARYN WIGMORE Unforgettable: Rain didn't stop people from clocking up the miles while remembering their loved ones at the Relay for Life event at Kumeu Showgrounds. Photo: BROOKE PITA Events and activities in the nor-west have kept residents busy, enter- tained and reflective since the end of Febru- ary. They have included the popular, traditional and iconic Helensville and Kumeu A&P Shows attended by die-hard country folk and visitors galore. For the first time, the Relay for Life event was hosted at Kumeu Show- grounds with teams per- severing with the bad weather to camp out for an overnight Cancer Society fundraiser. It also remembered lost loved ones and those living each day with the disease. At Helensville, a long public walkway fence was repainted thanks to staff at ACE Insurance. This service was part of Te Awaroa Youth Club s ongoing mission to reduce the amount of tagging in the township.
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