2012 IN RE­VIEW – JUNE

South Waikato News - - FEATURE -

June 6, 2012 Thieves shoot steer Toko­roa res­i­dent Gary Cut­triss is call­ing for eye­wit­nesses to step for­ward with in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the killing and theft of one of his cat­tle.

Two weeks ago one of Mr Cut­triss’ eight-month-old 200 kilo­gram steers was be­lieved to be shot and had its throat cut be­fore be­ing stolen. June 13, 2012 Me­mo­rial show a win­ner

Toko­roa High School won at the ASB Stage Chal­lenge held in Ro­torua on Mon­day night, with a trib­ute to former class­mate Rangi Wil­son who was killed last year.

With the sup­port of the Wil­son fam­ily, Toko­roa High School, with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of For­est View High School stu­dents, through dance doc­u­mented Rangi’s school life, so­cial life and the night he lost his life when he was struck by a ve­hi­cle on State High­way 1.

Toko­roa High School teach­ers Beau Ta­hau and Tereapii Solomon told the South Waikato News that the sup­port from the Wil­son fam­ily was para­mount in per­form­ing a trib­ute to Rangi. June 20, 2012 Sui­cide sur­vey of­fers help Les Pinker­ton, fa­ther of Mi­caela Pinker­ton-Stothers who took her life last year, said the en­tire com­mu­nity felt the im­pact of his daugh­ter’s death.

‘‘It made me join a group like this,’’ he said. ‘‘It opened my eyes.

‘‘I thought my daugh­ter was OK but she was not OK. In a way her death touched the com­mu­nity.’’

Mr Pinker­ton said the hard­est part was iden­ti­fy­ing Mi­caela. June 27, 2012 Club queries ground­ing The South Waikato Aero Club has been grounded af­ter the South Waikato District Coun­cil banned the group from us­ing the Toko­roa Air­port last week and club mem­ber Bruce Simp­son wants to know why.

The ground­ing comes af­ter coun­cil as­sets group man­ager Roger Fisher sent a let­ter to the club in­form­ing it its mem­bers were banned from us­ing the Toko­roa Air­port af­ter re­ceiv­ing re­ports from Model Fly­ing NZ (MFNZ) and the Civil Avi­a­tion Author­ity (CAA) that in­di­cate ‘‘bla­tant mis­use of the air­port’’.

Mr Fisher told the South Waikato News that the club could not use the airstrip un­til it had had clear­ance by MFNZ and CAA.

WIN­NING TRIB­UTE: Toko­roa High School.

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