16 Dec 2010

Marae trying to change perception of Flaxmere

10:07 pm on 16 December 2010

A local marae in Flaxmere is working hard to change the negative perceptions some people have of the Hastings suburb.

Te Aranga Marae chairperson Pip West told Waatea News a local heroes calendar launched this week aims to change this view.

The 12 people featured include basketball coach Wini Smiler, Flaxmere college head girl Brittney Kershaw, kapa haka composer Tommy Taurimu and Dorinda Williams, who is seen every morning picking up the rubbish around the suburb.

Pip West says volunteers will distribute the calendar to every Flaxmere household on Saturday.