Lake love­li­ness

South Waikato News - - OPINION -

Over the past two months I have walked my puppy around Lake Moananui two or three times a week.

Pre­vi­ous to this I had no rea­son to visit the lake and have lived in Toko­roa more than (gulp) 40 years.

What a lovely place the lake is. The coun­cil de­serve a pat on the back for the time and ef­fort they are putting into its care.

I of­ten think when walk­ing on the lovely wide path that I could be walk­ing around any lake in NZ, and am amazed at the num­ber of peo­ple us­ing the walk­way – walk­ing dogs, mums with ba­bies in strollers, el­derly on mo­bil­ity scoot­ers, a man in a wheel­chair, run­ners and power walk­ers, dads teach­ing their chil­dren to ride bi­cy­cles.

Two coun­cil em­ploy­ees in par­tic­u­lar (an Is­land man and a pakeha woman; both maybe 40 years old) al­ways wave and say a friendly hello when­ever we pass, and they show ob­vi­ous pride in their work. Well done.

I was dis­ap­pointed to­day how­ever, as I watched a woman help­ing her­self to a big bunch of daf­fodils from the bed on the edge of the lake.

Hell, they are only a cou­ple of dol­lars a bunch from the su­per­mar­ket. Sh­eryl McIn­tosh


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