Theft is multiple loss, ‘not just a pretty plant’
The frustration I feel at hearing about people walking around town helping themselves to anything that appeals to them has stepped up since having this happen to me once again on Friday night.
I have painters in my flat and on Friday I put my pot plants in the carport out of their way. I woke to find them gone on Saturday morning.
To these selfish people they will just be free, pretty plants but unfortunately to me I feel a terrible loss.
The main reason for this is because the yukka plant was given to me seven years ago by my family before they moved to Australia.
I nurtured this plant as it brought them closer to me across the miles and when it grew too big I repotted it with my grandson’s placenta. Yeah I cried on Saturday morning because some senseless person/persons took a piece of my whanau not just a pretty plant.
I keep going out to the carport expecting it to be there, only to feel a sense of loss on seeing it not
there. Sharon Neho
Tokoroa businesses who helped us to send quilts to Kaiapoi for those families affected by the earthquake.
Our group the Forestland Patchwork and Quilters Group of Tokoroa have sent 64 quilts, 34 in the beginning of October and a further 30 quilts last week.
Our members donated fabric, batting and endless hours of time making the quilts.
We would like to acknowledge the courier companies of Pack and Send from Tauranga and Fastway from Rotorua which delivered the quilts free of charge.
We wish to thank the following businesses: Di’s Patch which donated five quilts, Tirau Quilt Shop and Tokoroa Men’s and Boyswear which helped with donations of fabric.
Thank you all for your support for this worthy cause.
Joan Pooley Forestland Patchwork and