Theft is mul­ti­ple loss, ‘not just a pretty plant’

South Waikato News - - NEWS/OPINION -

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

Quil­ters Group.

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