FROM THE ED­I­TOR

Ruapehu Press - - Your Local News - Daniel Hutchin­son

I think it is great that the stu­dents and staff at Tau­marunui Pri­mary School have made such a strong stand against the clo­sure of the town pool.

Too of­ten we let things hap­pen, ac­cept the seem­ingly sen­si­ble ad­vice and move on when we should be kick­ing up a fuss.

I’m no ex­pert on the wrongs or rights of clos­ing the pool but it seems to me, there are few things more im­por­tant than pro­vid­ing read­ily ac­ces­si­ble recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties for our youth.

With­out a vi­brant and fun com­mu­nity for our youth, we don’t have a fun and vi­brant com­mu­nity. Pools, sports clubs, the­atres and clubs are all a big part of that.

Chil­dren and par­ents should be able to wan­der down to the town pool on a hot day. It is an­other op­tion, an­other ex­cuse to get away from the com­puter screens and do some­thing healthy.

The is­sue un­doubt­edly comes down to cost but, usu­ally, where there is a will, there is a way. Gen­eral in­quiries: 07 895 5841, Ed­i­tor: Daniel Hutchin­son, 027 809 6854 or email: daniel.hutchin­son@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz, News: re­porter Frances Fer­gu­son: 027 520 7376 or frances.fer­gu­son@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz, Clas­si­fied Ad­ver­tis­ing: 0800 800 373 or 07 895 5841, Dis­play and non-clas­si­fied ad­ver­tis­ing: 027 497 9416, Sales Man­ager: An­to­nio Gantz, An­to­nio.ganz@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz, 027 204 2920 Me­dia sales con­sul­tant: Alice Cut­ler, 027 497 9416 alice.cut­ler@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz, Missed de­liv­er­ies: 0800 339 000 or fixmy­de­liv­ery.co.nz, FACE­BOOK: face­book.com/ru­ape­hu­press WEB­SITE: ru­ape­hu­press.co.nz Postal ad­dress: PO Box 205, Taupo

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