Tawa theatre earns praise
Hearty congratulations to Tawa Community Theatre’s production team for More Murder Please (better known as MMP), devised and directed by Margaret Potter and Marie Thomson.
This intriguing murder mystery ‘‘Meet the Candidates Fundraising Dinner’’, hosted by LIARS (Leaf Identification And Restoration Society) kept us all squirming and almost too scared to leave our seats on opening night.
A stab in the back, or front, could be perpetrated by any one of the election candidates, an unlikely bunch of Dirty Rascals played by Ross Pedder, Erin Fifield, Tim Gruar and Paul Langham.
Top marks to LIARS pianist John Wise for rendering a rousing chorus for us all to sing each time a candidate floundered, and to the Upper Crust Party’s ultimately conservative presentation of a yummy roast dinner topped off with a good old fashioned sticky date pudding. could not help but notice the number of essential road improvements.
On Sunday north of Waikanae, there was a nasty accident with glass all over the place.
I have seen an accident just about every Sunday on the way back from Levin.
The improved Waikanae traffic lights get the green light from me.
Further south there is a new interchange and traffic is flowing freely in all directions, and without accidents.
I recall when the old system was in place, a Peter Baker Transport ‘‘B Train’’ truck had to take evasive action to avoid yet another accident. The truck ended up in a deep ditch and would have been difficult to extract. This would not be the case today.
Further south of Paraparaumu, a new road is under construction. The land is all swamp and good progress is being made.
I noticed a huge pile of rocks which would be needed for fill. I wonder how far Valerie Adams would be able to throw one.
Further south again, McKay’s Crossing is now non-existent. The railway track that used to be a pain to motorists has been shifted. Accidents would now be rare.
The road has been realigned and the S-shaped bend eliminated.
I still recall the day when a truck was negotiating the tricky bend.