Ups and downs of life

North Taranaki Midweek - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - KATH BROWN OPIN­ION

THUMBS UP

TO: The North Taranaki Sports com­plex in Waitara. This is a tes­ta­ment to hard work and belief in Waitara.

TO: Cof­fee carts on the walk­way. It’s civilised. More stalls would be wel­come. By me, any­way.

TO: Some me­dia re­al­is­ing that Jacinda is not the sec­ond com­ing. Oh, that’s right. They haven’t. Con­cen­trate on how she does her job, not what she wears to work.

THUMBS DOWN

TO: The teach­ers unions get­ting their own way with this gov­ern­ment on char­ter schools. For­get that par­ents and stu­dents have been thriv­ing with this sys­tem. Those teach­ers who ob­ject are the ones who let thou­sands of chil­dren down.

TO: Lack of shade at Puke Ariki Land­ing for coun­cil-run events. Where is health and safety when you want them?

TO: End­ing pre-paid cards for long-term park­ing at the air­port. It is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly ob­vi­ous just who is go­ing to pay for this new, over-the-top, su­per­dooper, ‘tourist-at­tract­ing’ air­port. Let’s pray that Jet­star stays vi­able.

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