Earlier this week, the Laingholm Roundabout celebrated 50 years of continuous publication.
The event was held at the Laingholm Village Hall during the publication's monthly collation, where volunteers from the community come together to collate, staple and fold the pages of the Roundabout.
The free publication is one of the oldest community publications in New Zealand. It began as a school newsletter and evolved to reach a wider readership in the area.
"The Roundabout is run entirely by local volunteers, which keeps our community connected," says Graeme Booth, a member of the publication's steering committee and a former television journalist and current Chief Fire Officer of the Laingholm Volunteer Fire Brigade.
The 50th birthday event was made particularly special as the couple who founded the Roundabout, Eric and Joan Jackson, were present.
Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse, Waitakere Ranges Local Board Chair Sandra Coney and Deputy Chair Denise Yates attended the celebration and congratulated the Roundabout on 50 years of service to the local community.
"I have a personal connection to the Roundabout having lived in the area many years. I look forward to each issue and hope that it continues for at least another 50 years," says Denise Yates.