Gardening centre will be missed
For 20 years I have been a very satisfied customer of Greenworld Garden Centre on State Highway 1, Tokoroa.
Greenworld carried a wide variety of excellent stock and it was always a pleasure doing business with owner/ operator Pauline Sherrin and her staff.
Gardening is important in my life, so it was very disappointing to me and probably to other keen gardeners in Tokoroa when Greenworld closed its doors for the last time a couple of weeks ago.
Although I can source plants from other places, it won’t be the same as having our own well-stocked garden centre to go to.
I wish Pauline success in her future endeavours and thank her for all the gardening guidance and lovely service over the past twenty years. B Graham
Tokoroa to retain those items of the past which have served to make Tokoroa unlike any other in this country. Tokoroa East School, once Tokoroa Primary, has suffered only by being on the wrong side of State Highway 1.
Were it not for that fact, it gloried in a position adjacent to the sports-grounds and in being semi-rural – ideal for education purposes. What its future might be I do not know but I do know that it should be remembered for the part it has played in the education of many of its citizens. Most of those, like myself, have literally seen the better days of Tokoroa.
Dave Foote is a man whose sagacity, sympathy and insight helped guide Tokoroa during the time he served on the council and he is a man whose counsel I respect greatly. Personally I would applaud the following of his advice and I would applaud the action which allows the retention of the name of Tokoroa’s pioneering school – one very fast approaching its centennial year. B Blackwell