Police make gran’s day
I came through Tokoroa a little while ago and was pulled over during a routine police stop, for warrant and licence checks, I believe.
While waiting to be approached at the stop, I couldn’t help but notice how a number of good-looking police officers work in your town.
I always wondered where all the goodlooking coppers were placed; now I know.
Congratulations Tokoroa police you gave one young grandmother a little thrill and for a 72-year- old that is something that does not happen on a regular basis. Hopefully a calendar is in the works. Thank you. J Simpson
Auckland Tokoroa has talent in abundance. It was truly a breath of fresh air and poignant reminder to us all that our youth can and need to be seen in a positive light as well. We adults sometimes forget this.
I watched everything from singing, dancing, acting and a fashion show. What wholesome family entertainment and a night away from sitting in front of the box.
Congratulations to the students and supporters for a hugely entertaining night presented in such a professional manner. Well done, Forest View High School for steering our future leaders in the right direction.
I have only just moved to Tokoroa and now know that it is a little gold mine of talent. K Hogan Tokoroa probably over territory which is also perfectly normal, and I question which dog initiated this, knowing both breeds but that’s not the story.
The dog was handed a death sentence; not even considered for horrific human murders. And all this has cost the ratepayers over $74,000? Is this for real? Because I cannot believe such utter ridiculousness. I reckon my family should have charged our neighbour’s dog way back in 1967 for killing my guinea pigs, or the cats for rolling around on top of the cage for harassment.
No doubt there are many of us who have experienced the same and we will not be the last as nature will out.
Whoever took this up as a serious offence is plonkers. Will someone bring them up to par on the natural workings of the animal kingdom before we meat eaters are in gaol for our own food chain crimes.
A normal dog has missed out on two years of freedom with a loving carer who has been unnecessarily stressed and harassed for two years in a fight for the freedom of a much-loved pet and ratepayers are paying for it.
Enough is enough. Get over yourselves and get real about this case. I can’t believe I have read such blatant stupidity and lack of understanding about the care of animals or owners or of the law of nature.
Stop now and allow this poor animal to live the rest of its life in loving care.
Thanks to Carolyn King and Scott NgapoLipscombe for standing strong for animal rights against what I see as real animal abuse and human absurdity. H Forrester-Brown
ex Putaruru fears and concerns are not without some foundation.
The decision to prosecute Ms King was probably taken by a council employee and has been proven to be an unsustainable charge. The supposed case against Ms King (which the council now takes responsibility for) will have to be heard in court. If it finds for the defendant then costs can be awarded against the council as the council is basically questioning (appealing) a decision handed down by that same court.
I believe the council’s action is totally unforgivable and have no doubt that even a win will not change the law into what the council wants.
This whole saga started when a rabbit died, allegedly killed by a dog. Cats kill rabbits too; one we had used to bring them home. If a cat had been responsible what would the end result have been then? JC Simcock
Tokoroa Control then I don’t want it.
All this ratepayer money going towards killing Jimbo because he allegedly killed a rabbit; where is the common sense?
The words personal vendetta come to mind, but why?
Good on you Carrie King for standing up and doing the right thing by your dog, which is being the ultimate responsible dog owner in my eyes.
Anybody who has had a dog from Carrie King or knows the good work she does, come forward and support her. D Evemy and J Blower