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Two Hawke Venturers are awarded GOLD Duke of Edinburgh's Award
At a recent ceremony a small number of venturers from the Auckland region were presented with awards for achieving GOLD level in The Young New Zealanders' Challenge. Two of them were from Hawke - congratulations to Pip & Grace from all at Hawke, you are an inspiration to those just starting DoE.

Hawke Joins other Auckland Sea Scout groups at Okahu for Waitangi Day
Sea Scouts cutters were highly visible on the 6th February, being the vessel of choice for conveying dignitaries from sailing ships (Breeze and Ted Ashby) into Okahu bay for the Ngati Whatua o Orakei Watangi day celebrations. Around one thousand people lined the beach as a dozen cutters came alongside the sailing ships, picking up their VIPs and delivering them to the powhiri on the beach. It was extremely satisfying that sea scouting has been invited to take part in the first symbolic recreation of Gov. Hobson’s arrival in Tamaki Makarau. Following the formal part of the ceremony, the Scouts undertook an impromptu rowing race across the Okahu Bay, then spent the rest of the morning sailing, rowing, canoeing, swimming and relaxing in what was a fine Auckland summers day at the beach. Not only did this it highlight sea scoutings involvement in the community, it also re-enforced links with the coast guard, harbour master and the local iwi.
The scouts were also pleased to put into practice skills they have been learning over the winter.



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