(Noun: To blossom or come to fruition) “Poipoia te kakano, kia puawai - Nurture the seed and it will blossom”

Fall into the autumn edition of Puāwai.

A study in the Journal of Aging Research found that babies born during the autumn months are more likely to live to 100 than those born during the rest of the year.

Their study found that 30% of US centenarians born during 1880-1895 were born in the autumn months, and in this edition of Puāwai we celebrate one of our readers’ 90th birthday.

As the days get shorter, the season reminds us to slow down and enjoy the fruits of our labour.

Simon from 'Gardening with Simon' offers tips on gardening in autumn so you can enjoy tasty treats from your backyard in upcoming months, and we share tips on keeping yourself safe when shopping online.

We celebrate Civic Honours recipients and the mahi they’ve put in to receive the honour, and as we plan for the seasons ahead, we dive into key issues we’re consulting on for the Long Term Plan Amendment.

Collect it from stands

Hard copies of Puāwai are free and available to collect from stands located throughout the District. These can be found at*:

Levin:  Horowhenua District Council's Civic Building, Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, Levin Mall, Levin New World, Focal Point and Whispers cafes, Work and Income, Age Concern, Te Whare Mahana and various cafes.

Foxton:  Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, Foxton New World, Work and Income, DeMolen, Foxton Beach Community Centre and Foxton Beach Four Square.

Shannon:  Shannon Library and Horseman's Café.

Tokomaru:  Tokomaru Store.

If you are a community group, rest home or business which would like bulk copies for your members, residents or customers, let us know and we can provide these for you to collect from Horowhenua District Council's Civic Building.

*Until copies run out.