Some of Flaxmere's brightest stars were celebrated in the latest launch of Flaxmere's Heroes calendar 2014 unveiled at Flaxmere's Te Aranga Marae.
According to Henare O'Keefe, “When you're bombarded with such negativity, on a regular basis, your spirit and your demeanour can easily be quenched, so this is about reminding ourselves, how wonderful we really are.”
Family and friends turned up to show their support in celebrating the personalities and their stories that will help encourage the community of Flaxmere.
This initiative has been going since 2010, and whittling it down to just a few people has been a difficult task because of the increasing number of nominees put forward each year.
The back story to each hero along with their photo will grace the walls as calendars to almost 3000 homes and businesses in the area.