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.