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2 July

Reunion: Prestidge family reunion, planned for October 18 to 20, 2013. To be held in Christchurch...

Reunion: Prestidge family reunion, planned for October 18 to 20, 2013. To be held in Christchurch, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Jesse and Jane (née Dunkley) Prestidge and their family: Thomas, Walter, Henry, Jesse Jnr, Edward, Mary Jane, Samuel, Charles and Joseph from Rugby, England to Canterbury, New Zealand in 1863 on the Lancashire Witch. They arrived along with Sarah (née Prestidge) Glennie, Jesse’s sister. If you are a family member or know of someone who is, please contact Sandra Marris (nee Prestidge): (03) 546 7888.

Wanted:  A copy of the book The Seventh Winter by Hal Borland. Expenses met. Phone J Wright: (07) 865 6806.

Reunion: Waianiwa School 150 year reunion, February 8, 9 and 10, 2013. For information visit:

Seeking: Descendants of Charles Edward and Louisa Jane Mace, who came to Mangaiti Te Aroha in 1903. A reunion is being planned for March 16, 2013. Please email the organisers at: [email protected] or [email protected] or phone Eileen on (09) 405 1831.

Have you been reunited with a loved one, long-lost friend or made contact with someone through our noticeboard? We’d love to hear your stories about the connections you’ve made through the magazine. Email us at: [email protected]

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