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Successful opening day for Paerata Rise

Successful opening day for Paerata Rise

Paerata Rise opened its doors to the public for the first time in December.

An unveiling ceremony at the new Rise ‘n Shine CafĂ© on Jonah Lomu Drive was attended by close to a hundred people, including Deputy Mayor Phil Cashmore and MP for Hunua Andrew Bayly.

A total of six street signs were unveiled, including Jonah Lomu Drive and Hiwi Tauroa Road, named after local hero and former Maori All Black, Hiwi Tauroa, who was also in attendance on the day. He sadly passed away shortly after.

The names of the street signs; School House Road, Hiwi Tauroa Road, Jonah Lomu Drive, Walter Lawry Road and Wesley College Road, were chosen for their significance to both Wesley College and the Methodist Church in New Zealand. Jonah Lomu, Walter Lawry and Hiwi Tauroa all attended Wesley College.

Following formalities, guests were invited to take part in festivities, ranging from face painting and bouncy castles for the children and some delicious food from some of Auckland’s best food trucks.

The show homes opened their doors for the first time and welcomed interested parties and the community in to take a look at what is on offer for future residents of Paerata Rise.

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