Karate Chop!

Karate Chop!

Karate Chop! Gladys Rees We came to live in Raumati South in 1966 and were fortunate enough to purchase our home on the corner of Poplar Avenue and The Esplanade – a home we had admired for several years and never expected it would ever come on the market. The beach...
St Paul’s by the Sea

St Paul’s by the Sea

St Paul’s by the Sea The following is from a taped interview with Sister Mary Joseph and Sister Celine, who celebrated 50 years of the Presentation Sisters’ order in our parish in 2004. The Queen Elizabeth II park end of Jeep Road is full of history: the site of a...
Our Bush Hero

Our Bush Hero

Our Bush Hero Keith Elliott At the funeral service of Elliott VC, one of his cobbers said, “We were lucky when we were young, because we had nothing. From this nothing, tough New Zealanders became brave soldiers.” They say he gave his medal to his old school, Feilding...
Pony Rides

Pony Rides

Pony Rides Trevor and Lenore Amos Trevor was six when he first came to Raumati South. His family started coming for the weekends in 1932. Then his family bought a property and built a house in 1940 on The Esplanade. Trevor remembers The Cottage, 54 The Esplanade,...
A School of Our Own

A School of Our Own

A School of Our Own Evon Goodwin Not many schools in New Zealand have their own farm. Raumati South School does, and the students love it. On his first day as deputy principal, Evon Goodwin was given permission by the land’s owner, John West, to cut a track through...