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Papamoa Lions Club dusted off their tool belts to help build and install four new beach picnic tables in time for summer.

The picnic tables, which can seat four on each side, were installed at Stella Place, Papamoa Beach last week in a joint initiative between the Papamoa Lions Club and the Tauranga City Council.

Project convenor Ted Hughes says the Lions had approached the city council six months ago after they noticed a lack of seating within the area.

“We looked at the whole area and thought that’s the most needed area. The beach needed some beautification. A group of about 16 members have been working on the tables at various times during the past three weeks along with preparation for their installation in what was a big project for the club.

"We also had our Lady members of the club supplying us with morning tea, lunches and afternoon tea. There were quite a few man hours, from making the tables, then the preparation of the concrete and the insallation.”

TCC park ranger for the coast Steph Brackstone endorsed the work of the Lions and says it is a great idea to put some more facilities in the area. 

"Materials for the tables were bought from Mitre 10 Papamoa and the concrete from Allied Concrete at a good price to our Lions Club."


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