Our Christmas spend a charity source?
Last week I had a dream which was really clear when I woke.
The dream went like this: I dreamt that if we all ate a little less on Christmas Day and maybe gave slightly less expensive Christmas presents the ‘‘savings’’ could be gathered together and given to the truly marginalised in the world to give them a brighter Christmas in 2013.
So I have rung World Vision and they are very happy to accept the money collected and direct it to The World Food Programme. WFP is a United Nations frontline agency assigned to combat global hunger.
They endeavour to feed 90 million people a year, 58 million of them children. Every $1 given to World Vision-WFP enables $6 worth of food aid and relief essentials.
So anyone who would like to participate between now and early December just put your calculated ‘‘savings’’ in an envelope with Operation Christmas Challenge on the outside and drop it into the Chronicle Office or Bayleys Real Estate or give it to me personally.
I sincerely thank you in advance on their behalf.
With all this money that is spent on this so called cycling track from point A to point B.
There should be a truck detour each side of town to keep this heavy haulage out of the town, the streets are just getting totally ruined, the finances that are used on this problem should be put to better use.
We have so much room – all that dead ground in the middle of the main street, that the town planners can play around with. We don’t need all that grass in the middle of town some of that area can be put to better use.
Why not two lanes to get the traffic moving faster?
Another idea so trucks won’t be able to stop in town for feeds, well they shouldn’t be stopping.
When you build the new bypass build a truck stop on the outskirts of town so they all have a place to go.
It does not take much to work this out. Come on you town planners get to it.
Matamata is main thoroughfare, it is just a bottle neck and has been for a long time. Come on! Look for a reason to have roads flowing, don’t look for an excuse not to do something about it .