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Sumner's Enthusiastic Community Gardeners

Every Tuesday morning local residents meet at the Sumner Community Garden to plant, cultivate and harvest produce. A small group of enthusiastic gardeners meet at Ko Taku Reo (formerly van Asch School for the Deaf where they work on a number of different community gardens.

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Locals helping Locals … It's been a big year!

The 20/21 financial year has drawn to a close and it's been a big year for the Sumner Ferrymead Foundation in so many ways. The Trustees wanted to raise the profile of the Foundation to increase the number of requests for funding and the number of donations, so they set about revamping brand.

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AED's now accessible 24/7 on the Sumner Esplanade

Auto external defibrillators – or AEDs – are found on many premises, but what happens when they are closed? Heart attacks happen at any time of the day. Sumner resident Dave Passmore, of Passmore First Aid, was concerned about the lack of AEDs accessible any time of the day along the Esplanade.

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