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