Gar­den­ing cen­tre will be missed

South Waikato News - - OPINION/ NEWS -

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

Te­muka

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