Day marks firefighters’ sacrifice

Today, International Firefighters’ Day, some turn their thoughts to the late senior station officer Derek Lovell.

Manawatū Fire and Emergency area commander Mitchell Brown told Stuff that each year on the day his thoughts are dominated by Lovell, who died from injuries in a blast at Tamahere 12 years ago.

“It was pretty surreal,” said Brown,

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Punnet ready for business

Tamahere’s popular Punnet Eatery is coming to the aid of espresso coffee lovers and anyone hankering for other than a home cooked meal.

From Tuesday (April 28), the Newell Rd cafe is offering contactless, drive-through service for cafe coffee and food using its own app and orders of meals from its website.

Other nearby cafes, restaurants and businesses are also back in business.

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