Brendan: our headline act 

Thank you, Brendan

Brendan Rose with the last paper he delivered for The Te Awamutu News. 

The News – and Te Awamutu businesses have said farewell to Brendan Rose, who has delivered our papers right from the beginning.

Brendan who moved to Hamilton on Tuesday, started delivering papers for The News in June 2019, and has become a familiar face in the town centre.

“I’ll come back for a visit,” he said. “I will miss everyone.”

Brendan, 46, would frequent cafes with his various support workers in Te Awamutu, including Lee Samuel, but said his favourite thing to do was walking Arlo, Lee’s Jack Russel.

During his paper runs he would talk to the shop owners that he visited, and the others who passed him by. He also volunteered for the Red Cross and is a familiar face for many in Te Awamutu.

Brendan said he enjoyed seeing the different dogs during his paper runs and “loved getting the exercise.”

Lee, who works for Enrich Plus said that Brendan ideally wanted to move somewhere in Te Awamutu, but they struggled to find somewhere suitable. However, Brendan is very happy with the place that they found in Hamilton.

“Looking for a new flat has been a goal for a long time, so it is pretty exciting that we are achieving that goal.”

Lee said one of her favourite things about Brendan was his smile. She hopes to continue working with him in Hamilton.

Brendan hopes to find another paper run to do in Hamilton and wants to continue volunteering for the Red Cross.

Thank you for all your work Brendan, we’ll miss you too.

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