FE­BRU­ARY

South Waikato News - - YEAR IN REVIEW -

Fe­bru­ary 2, 2011

Search­ing an­swers

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.

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