There's a wonderful story in today's Dompost about South Wairarapa resident Bob Bargh, who
at nearly 80 cycles 25 kilometres each way, sunshine, southeries or rain, to help children at a rural school with their lessons.
For the past seven years, the retired civil engineer has been an integral part of Pirinoa School in South Wairarapa. Most days, Mr Bargh arrives bright and early at the school near Lake Ferry. He sits alongside children, helping with maths, music and chess lessons.
School principal Steve Davis comments
"A lot of our children, like with today's society, live away from grandparents, so having these wonderful people here gives them a connection they otherwise would not have and one-on-one attention."