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Selling your home seminar

Come along on Wednesday 20 February and hear from Jane Hastings and Jackie Mark from Harcourts Devonport. They will talk about the current property market, smart ways to present your home for sale, how to market and list your property, and how a home auction works. The presentation will be followed by complimentary refreshments.

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Naval hero honoured

Our village has officially been named in honour of New Zealand’s most highly decorated naval hero – William Sanders.

William, the only New Zealander to be awarded a Victoria Cross in a naval battle, died after his ship, the HMS Prize, was torpedoed by a German submarine in 1917. He was 34 years old.

Described as a man of iron nerves, William was awarded the Victoria Cross for his ‘’conspicuous gallantry, consummate coolness and skill in command’’ while in action. He was also awarded a posthumous Distinguished Service Order.

The name was unveiled at a special event in early October, attended by members of the extended Sanders family, the Royal New Zealand Navy as well as Ryman residents and staff.



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