The Anzac Day committee would like to thank our community for coming together to commemorate our 2021 Thankfulness and Gratitude service. Especially acknowledging the partnership with our Aussie cousins and also highlighting women's huge contribution throughout the war years both serving and at home.
The committee handed out hand-made poppy-infused paper in authentic envelopes. As you plant the seeds, reflect and read out the poppy poem attached. We trust you will nurture and enjoy these poppies as they flourish. It is suggested you plant these for 11th November - Armistice Day.
We look forward to you sharing pictures of your poppies on Facebook.
Halcombe is situated 12km north west of Feilding, and 4km east of the Rangitikei River, in the Manawatu region of New Zealand. It was once the main railway junction in the central North Island. Today it is a small, vibrant rural settlement. More about Halcombe...
Halcombe is situated 12 km north west of Feilding, and 4 km east of the Rangitikei River, in the Manawatu region of New Zealand. It was once the main railway junction in the central North Island and was destined to be a major township, before changes in transport and developments in regional industry shifted the focus to Palmerston North. Halcombe is now a small but thriving rural settlement with over 500 residents. Included in the wider Halcombe district are the communities of Stanway, Tokorangi, and Kakariki.
Central to the village area is the historic war memorial, Halcombe Tavern, Memorial Hall, public domain, walkway, playground, volunteer Fire and Emergency brigade, cafe diner, Taumata o te Ra marae, Halcombe Playcentre, and Halcombe School. The surrounding farmland is predominately used for a variety of livestock farming and cropping, with an increasing number of lifestyle blocks and rural subdivisions.
The Halcombe community is strong and it is growing! Residents are drawn to the rural lifestyle and "village atmosphere" of Halcombe and enjoy living in this vibrant, caring community. Halcombe gives residents the benefit of a rural lifestyle with an easy commute to Feilding, Palmerston North and Ohakea.