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Mutu and Sue Stone and whānau are delighted to welcome their new mokopuna, Mikeah Kathleen Stone. She was born on 21 September in Brisbane. Congratulations to her parents Richard Stone and Nellie McGoldrick on their new bundle of “laid-back” joy.

Mikeah Kathleen Stone.

Mikeah Kathleen Stone.


Eleanor McCleave, 16, grand-daughter of Dudley Couch and the late Eleanor Grennell, is a young designer in the spotlight. Eleanor was one of only eight young designers to reach the state finals of the Apex Australian Teenage Fashion Awards. Thirty-eight outfits were designed and modelled by 41 students across three categories – casual, formal and wearable art. Eleanor won the formal wear category for her full-length black chiffon jumpsuit design, as well as the wearable art category.

Dudley and Melica Couch of Rāpaki, are very proud of Eleanor, as she went on to compete in the Western Australian state finals at the Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom on 22 September winning first place with her wearable art design. Eleanor has now been invited to Melbourne to enter the Australian national competition but this will be a big decision for her, as it is in the middle of her final year exams. Eleanor has a very bright future ahead in the world of fashion.

Ann  McCleave and  Eleanor McCleave.

Ann McCleave and Eleanor McCleave.