Shop­ping in Tawa

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

I was pleased to read about plans to revitalise Tawa’s busi­ness dis­trict. In th­ese days of mas­sive supermarkets, lo­cal busi­nesses can eas­ily get squeezed out and sadly that seems to have been hap­pen­ing in Tawa. There­fore it was good to read that the com­mu­nity is fight­ing back and that lo­cal busi­nesses have been meet­ing with politi­cians to de­vise ways of get­ting shop­pers back on to Tawa streets. Here’s hop­ing their en­deav­ours pay off. The last thing Tawa needs is to have a cou­ple of huge supermarkets and al­most noth­ing else. that the sport’s laws were be­ing bro­ken and that cy­clists were re­sort­ing to per­for­manceen­hanc­ing drugs, yet no-one had the will to do any­thing about it.

I must say that it dents one’s en­thu­si­asm for a sport when cham­pi­ons who have been revered (such as Ed­die Mer­ckx, Jac­ques An­quetil and Lance Arm­strong) turn out to have been sys­tem­atic cheaters.

I agree with the writer of the story in that as a re­sult, ev­ery win­ner of the Tour de France now comes un­der sus­pi­cion, jus­ti­fied or not.

What on Earth were the sport’s lead­ing ad­min­is­tra­tors do­ing all those years, or were they happy to over­see a sport full of hyp­ocrites, cheats and liars?

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