Jacobs River School daysThe school's been closed for nearly two years, and is now the property of Te Runanga o Makaawhio for future business opportunities. Meantime, the maintenance is ongoing and so we had a working bee at the weekend to get it back in ship-shape condition, including rebuilding the fence around the swimming pool.
|Kahurangi Wilson-Mahuika, left, and Jeff Mahuika repairing the school fence, with Te Owai's whare behind.|
Here, the fence repairs are under way, with a backdrop of Te Owai's whare. This historic whare has stood just over the back fence of the school, since the early 1900s, and was once part of a cluster of whanau houses at the Karaki ("the clucky") after they moved off the Old Pa to be closer to the new main road. Of course, this is all Maori land, section 855.
|Tutoko Wallace and Jeff Mahuika had an audience as the fence went up.|