A perfectly still and sunny day marked the official opening of the Rod Donald Hut just below Waipuna on Saturday 7 November, in the takiwā of Kāti Irakehu and Kāti Makō.

It was ten years to the day that Rod Donald’s life was cut tragically short and his father, David, wife, Nicola Shirlaw and daughters, Zoe, Holly and Emma were all in attendance to commemorate the passionate environmentalist and Green Party MP that the hut is named for, and to celebrate the Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust’s work in purchasing and fitting out the hut for public use. [Read more…]