Small town penalty
My wife and I moved here from Rotorua. We recently bought a house as first-home buyers after renting for 18 months.
It came as a shock when we received a Waikato Regional Council rates bill. We were not told about paying two different rates in a town that has no passenger rail and a very basic infrastructure.
How come a Tokoroa ratepayer is paying for a lake in Taupo? Or a cycle centre in Cambridge? Then there is the 3 per cent rise for three years.
A water pipe outside my house sprang a leak which has just being fixed. Turns out it’s an old rusted pipe that has been there for more than 40 years. How is this progress?
What’s the point of living in a small town when I could have bought a house in a city. At least I could see the progress. N Leathers