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Welcome to Piopio, A Thriving Village Nestled Between The
World Famous Waitomo Caves and The Rugged Taranaki Coast


Piopio Lions Caravan

The new food caravan has been busy in use at Curious Keas pet day, the Piopio Primary pet day and the drag races at Wharepuhunga. It will be at Curious Keas for their Christmas party, and in action on the night of the Piopio Christmas Parade.

We will soon be building a new shed to house the caravan – the proposed site at this stage is behind the Piopio Memorial Hall. A few plan issues to be sorted out.

Our Change of Officers evening was held recently, and our new President is Colin Gray.

The Club has decided to support two main projects this year. To assist young people at outdoor adventure leadership courses, and also do what we can to assist with the building of a dementia unit at Beattie Village in Otorohanga. We had three of their committee members come to our recent tea meeting to talk to us on the progress to date and the need for this facility. They have received some very generous donations to date. The voluntary work of this committee has been outstanding. The obstacles they have had to overcome would cause most people to walk away. At this stage they have approximately $5million and need another $2million to complete the project.

Our Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon is being held on Saturday 7 December, starting at 11.30a.m. in the Piopio Memorial Hall. If you are aware of anyone in the district who is eligible to come (65 years or over), but has not been invited please let Stuart Darke know – ph 8776692.

We hope we have acknowledged everyone who donated livestock to our recent stock drive for the new caravan, because we were involved in various companies, we struck a few problems keeping track of who did what. If we haven’t acknowledged you and you require a receipt, please let us know. Thank you to our amazing district for supporting us in this project.

Anyone who would like information on joining the Lions Club – please contact Ross Smith 027 2851703, Ken Perry 8778035, or Gavin Todd 8777700.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas.