Musical future: Singer/songwriter Ria Hall with students from Te Ara Whanui Kaupapa Maori school Sianne Dougherty, left, Kahurangi Rangiaho-Katipa and Michaela Biddle on guitar. On the piano is Jelisa Bowden of Makoura College, Masterton.
Highway hero: Truck driver Louis Maaka is given a Beaurepaires Highway Heroes Award by Beaurepaires Paraparaumu acting manager Paul Davidson.
Fashion forward: Breast cancer survivor dragonboaters Marlene Solomon, left, and Carole Rudman model examples of the fashion wear a pop-up shop will be selling to help get 24 paddlers from this district to an international competition in the United States.
On the line: Sian Torrington, pictured at Petone’s Farsite Gallery, argues the city gaining a long overdue arts officer should not come at the expense of Hutt Valley Community Arts.
Record of achievement: Mike Stewart sorts through the 499 marathon certificates he has picked up over the last 42 years. On Sunday, he aims to gain his 500th.
KINGMAKER Sir Geoffrey Palmer delivers the recommendations of the local governance review panel.