Shop’s his­tory of long ser­vice

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

St Paul’s Op­por­tu­nity Shop in Pu­taruru has turned 30.

The store be­gan in 1981 on Buck­land Street and has served the com­mu­nity proudly.

Shop man­ager Ann Bril­lant said money raised al­ways went back to help­ing the com­mu­nity.

‘‘We di­vide that money and we try to keep the money lo­cal,’’ Ms Bril­lant said.

‘‘It is just the fact that the place has lasted 30 years.

‘‘It has been a suc­cess. The last 30 years have been very prof­itable for the com­mu­nity . . . It has proven its worth over the last 30 years.’’

She said do­na­tions from the com­mu­nity had been very gen­er­ous.

CUL­TURE: Around 30 stu­dents from Toko­roa High School were out in force dur­ing Maori Lan­guage Week to pro­mote the cul­ture. Teacher Keinan Ngapo said: ‘‘We are out here on be­half of Toko­roa High School to pro­mote te reo and the im­por­tance of man­aak­i­tanga.’’ The group also per­formed wa­iata while on their jour­ney.

DED­I­CATED DECADES: St Paul’s Op­por­tu­nity Shop’s Ann Bril­lant, Bar­bara Whyte, Sheila Cox and Lynette Putt all of­fer their time to give back to the com­mu­nity.

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