Call­out a hoax

Matamata Chronicle - - News/opinion -

How sad to read that my old school, then Wa­haroa Pri­mary, had a hoax fire call­out on Guy Fawkes night.

Where are we whanau? We were and still are I be­lieve, a com­mu­nity that cares. To put our vol­un­teer fire fight­ers in this po­si­tion, is so not on.

When I was a kid with fire crack­ers in hand, I had my par­ents be­side me. Re­spon­si­bil­ity as par­ents is what we should be look­ing at. If I had matches in my hand, I had to have a real good rea­son to but I never had that op­por­tu­nity.

Care for our tamariki. Care for our com­mu­nity. Fire­works are dan­ger­ous and should be treated with care and re­spect.

This call out was ridicu­lous, thought­less and might I add, gut­less.

Kia ora Kevin Cur­tis and your won­der­ful brigade of men and women who help to keep us safe. sup­port with Parkin­son’s Aware­ness Week. The baked goods and sausage siz­zle went down a treat.

To all the busi­nesses who gave do­na­tions and sup­port, it was much ap­pre­ci­ated by Parkin­son’s Waikato.

To Mata­mata-Pu­taruru Parkin­son’s mem­bers, thank you so much for your help and your kind do­na­tions.

We couldn’t have done it with­out you all.

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