2012 IN REVIEW – JUNE
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.