Read more about the article Whale stranded at Thornton Bay
Thornton Bay on the Thames Coast. Photo: SUPPLIED

Whale stranded at Thornton Bay

As part of a Valley Profile series, MEGHAN HAWKES searches through old newspapers to bring you the stories Thames Valley locals once read about themselves. 1950The Vacuum Oil Company had…

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Read more about the article Paeroa College’s history-making lacrosse match
Paeroa College’s first ever lacrosse team with their coach, Ursula Johnson, right. Photo: SUPPLIED

Paeroa College’s history-making lacrosse match

When 14 players from Paeroa College stepped out on to a Tamahere field clutching lacrosse sticks, it was a historic occasion, win or lose.In its 63 years, the school had…

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