Henry van der Hey­den is new Fon­terra chair

Ev­ery week the South Waikato News delves into its ar­chives to see what was mak­ing the news 10, 25 and 50 years ago. This week we found sto­ries on Henry van der Hey­den’s ap­point­ment to Fon­terra, park­ing war­dens on the prowl and a lo­cal girl head­ing over to

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10 years ago Henry to head Fon­terra

Au­gust 28, 2002 Pu­taruru farmer Henry van der Hey­den was elected chair­man of Fon­terra af­ter John Roadley an­nounced his res­ig­na­tion from the po­si­tion last week.

He will re­sign fol­low­ing the an­nual meet­ing on Septem­ber 12 but has agreed to stay on the board un­til the end of the year to as­sist in the tran­si­tion.

Mr Roadley said he had worked closely with the Mr van der Hey­den over a num­ber of years.

‘‘He is a nat­u­ral leader and has a great con­tri­bu­tion to make to this in­dus­try. I wish him well and he will al­ways have my full sup­port.’’

Pu­taruru farmer Christina Baldwin said she was very pleased a lo­cal farmer was made chair­man.

‘‘Per­son­ally, I am very pleased, he’s lo­cal. It’s a good call.’’

She said he ap­pre­ci­ated the sup­port of the lo­cal farm­ing com­mu­nity.

‘‘He’s keep­ing in touch with his farm­ing roots and con­tacts, which is very im­por­tant to him. He keeps in reg­u­lar touch and com­mu­ni­cates with us, he man­ages the big­ger pic­ture.’’

She be­lieved Mr van der Hey­den was well qual­i­fied to take on his new job.

‘‘He’s got the skills to cope, he has su­perb skills to chair the board.’’

South Waikato News was un­able to con­tact Mr van der Hey­den for com­ment.

25 years ago Park­ing fines on the rise

Au­gust 27, 1987 Park­ing in­fringe­ment fines will carry more weight in the fu­ture.

The Toko­roa Bor­ough Coun­cil, which has in­tro­duced park­ing war­dens and fines for ‘‘over-stay­ers’’ only in re­cent times, yes­ter­day voted to dou­ble all but the small­est fines now im­posed.

But it took the coun­cil some time to reach a com­pro­mise on the fine struc­ture af­ter sev­eral coun­cil­lors ex­pressed reser­va­tions that the sys­tem should be in use at all.

‘‘I voted against it from the start,’’ Cr Mary Crum said.

‘‘It does noth­ing to at­tract peo­ple to the town – they did it at Ro­torua and as a re­sult many peo­ple stopped go­ing there,’’ ar­gued Cr Cor­rie Rozen­daal.

50 years ago Toko­roa girl to tour Europe

De­cem­ber 20, 1962 Early in the new year a young Toko­roa bank of­fi­cer, Miss Colleen Mul­lane, daugh­ter of Mr and Mrs J P Mul­lane of 29 Glen­course Street, will leave New Zealand with a friend for a work­ing hol­i­day in Europe.

Mak­ing the trip with Miss Mul­lane will be Miss Su­san Wright, for­merly of Toko­roa, who is at present liv­ing at Mt Maun­ganui with her par­ents, Sergeant and Mrs Wright.

Sergeant Wright was posted to the Mount Maun­ganui po­lice sta­tion from Toko­roa.

Miss Mul­lane, who is 22 years old fin­ishes work at the Toko­roa branch of Na­tional Bank Christ­mas Eve.

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