Rodney Times' tree filling up
Four-year-old Violet Greenwood-Hansen of Orewa wants a pony for Christmas.
A butterscotch pony to be exact.
Violet was among the many people putting presents under the Rodney Times Christmas tree for northern community families.
Each year, items arrive from kind-hearted people wanting to put a smile on a young face at Christmas.
The toys are destined for children who might miss out on a present otherwise. Gifts included a huge number of handmade wooden toys by retired Dairy Flat playhouse maker Svend Fanefjord.
The toys will be distributed through the Warkworth Women's Resource Centre and Women's Refuge.