Many people moving halfway across the country to settle into a new town may find leaving old friends and making new ones a bit of a struggle.

So when Dr Vicky Parlour and her husband Malcolm moved to Blenheim from Northland a few weeks before their child Amelia’s fourth birthday, mum Vicky was “envisioning a very quiet” party for her daughter.

But, that was before Parlour posted a Facebook message saying she was “shamelessly friend hunting for herself and her little one”.

Read the full story about how the Blenheim community responded here.

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