It was touch-and-go whether Father Martin Bugler would survive to see his memoir published.
But at 93, the long-serving priest has become a published author during the final throes of his life.
Bugler has been a parish priest for 62 years and is thought to be one of New Zealand’s longest-serving priests, with stints at many parishes including Milford and Takapuna.
His memoir, A Song to be Sung, documents Bugler’s life from a quiet boy living in poverty in rural Ireland, to becoming a well-loved and widely-followed Catholic priest in New Zealand.
Hi neighbours. A grove of pōhutukawa trees that were to be axed to make way for new classrooms have been saved from the chop following local outcry.
The Ministry of Education planned to fell the trees – five pōhutukawa and one Norfolk pine – at Campbells Bay School in Auckland early this year.
The plans prompted parents and local residents to launch a petition calling for the trees to be saved, and instead design a building which preserves them.
But this month, the Ministry of Education has shared new plans for the classroom block.
It will be set back an additional 4.5 metres from the school’s fence on Aberdeen Rd, meaning the six trees will remain, with some limited root reduction and canopy trimming.
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