February 2, 2011
Josephine Reynolds mourns for a son she can never hold, his grave she can never visit, his whereabouts she has never known.
It has been 42 years since Ms Reynolds saw her two- year- old son Jefferie Hill’s face, saw the precious freckle right in the middle of his chin.
Ms Reynolds is reliving her worst nightmare, when her son Jeff had reportedly drowned in Matarawa Creek, behind the YMCA, in the hope someone in Tokoroa can help solve this 42-yearold mystery. February 9, 2011 Finishing education
Mana Sauela is the only teen dad enrolled at Tokoroa’s first teen
for parent education unit due to open its doors this week.
Mana, 18, and his partner Courtney Quirke, 17, are excited about finishing their education while keeping close tabs on their eight- month- old son Wyatt.
‘‘I’m happy I get to finish my education and still be close to Courtney and Wyatt,’’ Mana said. February 16, 2011 Rotary rewards service
Tirau entrepreneur Henry Clothier lives by a philosophy of paying it forward.
For more than 30 years, Mr Clothier has helped countless people in many ways and this selfless dedication to others has seen his efforts recognised by the Rotary Club of Matamata when he was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship last week.
Rotary Club of Matamata director Glenda Milligan said Mr Clothier was a true entrepreneur who led by example in everything he did. February 23, 2011 Facilities embarrass
Rugby league could be leaving Tokoroa if issues with the town’s memorial sports grounds are not addressed. That’s the warning from the Bay of Plenty District Rugby League board chairman Bill Liddell who said the South Waikato Sport and Leisure Board continues to leave the Tokoroa Memorial Sports Ground in a poor state.
Mr Liddell, who has been involved in the South Waikato league scene for more than 20 years, has had many complaints from visiting teams.