September 24, 2017

Ranui News

Ranui School pupils hopped on the school’s 40 new bikes and took the maiden lap of the school’s brand new bike track.


Ranui School ribbon cut

Former Deputy Principal Del McFarlane-Scott, Auckland Transport’s Kathryn King, and the oldest and youngest pupil at Ranui School cut the ribbon to open the 25th Auckland Bikes in Schools project.                                                         24/07/2017

The Bikes in Schools Auckland project kicked off in Auckland in 2012 at Nga Iwi School in Mangere and five years later continues to be a loved part of the community. Bikes in Schools Trustee Paul McArdle says that the project is going from strength to strength both nationally and in Auckland.

Ranui School Principal Heather Rewiri says, “The school grounds are now a resource that benefits the whole community and most importantly our children’s health, wellbeing and learning. This project will ensure that every child will have the opportunity to learn how to ride a bike, then improve their riding techniques progressively. These new facilities were only made possible by the generous support of the many people and organisations who have worked with us including of course the Bike on NZ Charitable Trust.”


50th Jubilee  Celebration

Saturday 7th July 2017  marked 50 years of Waitemata Seagulls Rugby League Football club. Beginning on 10th September 1967  in a tin shed, a modest but important beginning,   the  Club is thrilled to celebrate this major milestone. The club like many has had its struggles and many have been critical on the journey however  all  can proudly say the faithful dreams of the founding members are still true to this day. There are many  families that have and still are contributing to the club today and the next 50 years is going to be even better.

The action packed weekend kicked off with a celebration dinner on Friday night followed by a weekend of fun, footy and friendships being rekindled.   A selection of  photos from the dinner   are below and click on the link to see the Waitemata Premiers and Premier 1st men mark their 50th Jubilee with our Ranui Haka prior to their premiere game against Manukau on Saturday where all three senior teams got the win: