We got involved in the paper in May. It was a rush to get everything ready to go and get our heads around how to publish a community paper. Seven issues later we feel more confident yet always wanting to understand more clearly what you are really interested in. We are really looking forward to doing even better going forward.
NZ closes down for a week over Christmas/New Year. BEACON is not published in January which gives us a break with our children. We have already taken a break pre-Christmas for a road trip around East Cape before everyone goes on holiday. New Zealand has some stunning places and it is great to get out and explore different areas. We hope you get the opportunity to find new places and create special memories.
Do you like Kerrie's lovely hat?
Wow that's great Christmas decorations on the roundabout! Has that ever been done before?
Congratulations to the new Business Association Manager Wendy Dunn for making a big splash in a short time on the job. All the planning is done, the weather forecast looks ok in the morning so now all the Santa Parade needs is for you and your friends to turn out and enjoy it!
This is one of the big efforts of the year for the Village so let's make the most of it!
Thanks to Wendy and EVERYONE involved in this major bit of street theatre!
Lots of fun and food at today's Carnival at the BHB Primary School. It's running until 2PM so if you get the chance go along and support the school.
The BEACON Team enjoyed the Samosas and we thought that Smash Palace was a fun way to get rid of old crocery!
These fundraisers take a lot of work to organise. It's great to see so many businesses supporting the school as well:
Platinum Sponsors: Barfoot and Thompson Blockhouse Bay
Bronze Sponsors: DJ Prior, Keola Homes, L'il Champs Childcare Terry St, Hellers, Hirepool, New World Green Bay
Friends of the School sponsors: Countdown Blockhouse Bay, Westpac mussels, New World Mt Roskill, NZ Safety Blackwoods, Football for Children, ASB, Aussie Butcher New Lynn, Leanne's Kitchen, Cadbury, Whittakers, Just Graphix, Bakers Delight New Lynn, Seasons Fresh market Green Bay, Spice World, West Liquor Blockhouse Bay.
Raffle sponsors: MegR Cakes, My Food Bag, Michael Overend Photography, The Train Yard gym, Placemakers, Lynmall, Wagamama, Ecostore, Sistema, Bubbalooz, Paradice Ice Rink, Reading Cinemas, Jump Avondale, MOTAT, Blockhouse Bay Pharmacy, Negotiants Wines, Diesel Tune and Turbo New Lynn, Blockhouse Bay Beauty Boudoir.