Mahurangi Matters, 2 October 2019 – Off the Record

Still a little bit country
A reader sent in the photo above as a reminder that although we might be part of Auckland, the local drinking establishments don’t quite have that gentrified Ponsonby air about them … well, not yet anyway!

Speaking truth to power
All credit to one plucky presenter at the inter-school speech competition held at Snells Beach School last week.  The title of the speech was: “Why teachers have such an easy job.” Short hours and the fact that teachers could get students to make them coffee were among the points made. Mahurangi Matters’ 10-year-old stringer in the audience reports the speech went down a treat with students, though strangely the speechmaker was not among the prizewinners.