Jane Mander Village is set in a delightful part of Whangarei in a quiet suburb at the end of a cul de sac of quality homes.
It was only missing one thing! A bus service to take folk to and from the town a few kilometres away.
So... a quiet, determined and absolutely persuasive resident here at Jane Mander made it her mission to get the bus to the area. Elma Clark may look sweet and gentle – but she is a force to be reckoned with (in a good way!) She started by lobbying the Regional Council personally and although she received a positive response they indicated that it would take more than just one person needing the bus to get things moving.
Undaunted Elma started a Village-wide petition which was duly sent through, meetings were held with the residents and the two Councils involved – and eventually, after what seemed like an interminable wait with lots of setbacks – the bus service has begun!
We wonder what Elma will set her mind to now? All we do know is that whatever it is – you can be assured she will make it happen!