FROM THE EDITOR

North Waikato News - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE -

More than 20,000 peo­ple have viewed John’s page 10 story on Mercer’s Muddy Waters ris­ing from the ashes when we posted it on Face­book, prov­ing that this is a great feel-good story about fight­ing back and get­ting things done.

As John re­ports, the pop­u­lar Muddy Waters Ir­ish bar and Restau­rant was de­stroyed by fire two years ago.

It was dev­as­tat­ing for own­ers James and Liane Oliver - not only did they lose their liveli­hood - but they also lost their home.

Many in this sit­u­a­tion would have given up, the road ahead seem­ingly too tough to tread.

But this de­ter­mined North Waikato cou­ple are fighters, and on Fri­day, re-opened the doors to a com­pletely re­built Muddy Waters.

It was a great day for the Oliv­ers - and their loyal band of sup­port­ers.

Good on you, we say, and we’ll be stop­ping in for a Gui­ness next time we’re head­ing north.

Julie Kaio News Di­rec­tor

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