Haruru Falls truly rocked on Sunday when Mamie Putt and her brothers John and Gordon Putt staged a thumping musical re-union at the old Twin Pines pub they ran in the 1980s and 1990s.
In those days the Twin Pines was a grand venue that attracted musicians from all over the country and patrons from all over the Far North but its doors closed under different ownership.
This month the building was lent to the Putts for the reunion concert.
Former Twin Pines staff members teamed up to get the ground floor shipshape for what proved a cracker of an evening. The concert attracted some 500 people who came to hear top musicians – some from Australia and other parts of the country. The event was a fundraiser for Volunteer Service Abroad. John Putt leaves this month for a two-year stint at Vanuatu with that organisation. He estimated several thousand dollars were donated at the door.
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