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As we head towards the end of June in The Meander Chronicle

As we head towards the end of June in The Meander Chronicle

Dear Readers,

As we head towards the end of June, we have the thought of the winter holidays ahead of us where the Midlands is buzzing with activity again, despite the frosty brown landscape. The beauty of living where we do is that the action never stops … it just wears different colours!

Our front page piece says so much to us this month… It’s symbolic of the importance of Youth Day which we celebrated recently. In the context of Youth day it’s the young people who are our hope and with the joyful front page pic we hope that you can feel some of this hope, despite the tensions that currently fill many pages of the dailies at the moment. Our two schools pages (and we could fill at least six more with their contributions) are all true stories of a productive and hope-filled Youth.

St Johns supporters pulling Comrades to the finish
Six St John’s D.S.G. staff members participated in this year’s Comrades Marathon. Many girls, staff and their families congregated outside the school in Harwin Rd (which was one kilometre from the Comrades Marathon finish line) to support these inspirational runners. Pictured (from left to right) is Vivian Ho, Eva Jhala, Kelly Moore, Aimee Hohls, Nana Mwenechanya (back), Amahle Hadebe and Ntando Ndima running alongside St John’s D.S.G. Security Guard, Thumelani “Derek” Mweli, as they cheer him on towards the finish line. (Pic: Em Gatland)


There’s so much happening – find a fire, at home or one of our wonderful restaurants or coffee shops, order your favourite hot drink and start filling your diary. The Ashburton Aloe Festival, 1000 Paws Walk for SPCA, Boston Trail Run, Mtb rides, …..take your pick. Not just in the hardcopy, but online at where the good stuff just keeps coming.
Keep warm, and happy holidays
Phillippa and Caroline


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