South Waikato News - - YEAR IN REVIEW -

A $3mil­lion rede­vel­op­ment of the New Zealand Tim­ber Mu­seum (pic­tured) re­ceived back­ing from South Waikato District Coun­cil. Con­struc­tion on stage one of the devel­op­ment has started with a new vis­i­tor’s cen­tre to be built be­fore the rugby world cup.

Four pos­si­ble de­signs for the indoor events cen­tre in Toko­roa were se­lected from 25 pro­pos­als. Coun­cil ap­pointed a sub-com­mit­tee to re­view the four op­tions and a fi­nal de­ci­sion is ex­pected early in the new year.

Plans to erect a 14m high steel cross on Trig Hill were made pub­lic in Septem­ber. The cross was pro­posed by a group called Friends of the Cross Tust and a fi­nal de­ci­sion is yet to be made on the project.

Busi­ness was boom­ing in Toko­roa in Septem­ber. Blue Pa­cific Min­er­als opened its new head­quar­ters, con­struc­tion of the new New World su­per­mar­ket build­ing be­gan and Noel Leem­ings an­nounced it had pur­chased TJ’s Mu­sic and Ap­pli­ances.

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