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Author: Michelle Farmer

Whitianga Classic Car Club Invests in our Teen Leaders

The Mercury Bay Day Camp offers three days of outdoor adventure for children aged between 6 and 13, and in addition provides fun and empowering leadership opportunities for teens aged 14 to 17. The Teen Leaders attending camp make close friendships whilst also gaining experience and leadership skills that can build their confidence and self-esteem. Many teens go on to make lifelong friendships and take the skills they have learnt at camp into the workforce and into life. The four recipients of the scholarship were selected from some 65 Teen Leaders attending the Mercury Bay Day Camp.The selected...

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Has someone said “Sorry for your loss”

Loss comes in many forms. It may be caused by physical separation or divorce. It may be caused by death whether accidental, age-related, disease or suicide. You may be feeling the loss of a friend, a family member, a spouse or partner, a child, a colleague. Loss does not discriminate by age, race, gender, religion, or socio-economic status. Loss can be recent or not. A dear friend shared with me just the other day that she was grieving for a loss she experienced 52 years ago. Time may lighten the load, or it may not; but the feelings and memory of loss never go away. Grief is an endurance event. Loss...

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