2012 IN RE­VIEW – OC­TO­BER

South Waikato News - - MOTORING -

Oc­to­ber 3, 2012 Mar­jorie cel­e­brates 100 years Toko­roa Life­Care res­i­dent Mar­jorie Kelso has seen it all.

Plans are cur­rently in mo­tion to cel­e­brate the former Man­gakino lo­cal’s 100th birth­day with fam­ily and friends at the end of this month. Mar­jorie was born on Oc­to­ber 31, 1912. Oc­to­ber 10, 2012 Pit bull re­leased two days af­ter ‘rush­ing’ child A Toko­roa mother is livid that a pit bull which ‘‘rushed’’ her three­year-old daugh­ter and part­ner was re­leased back into the com­mu­nity by South Waikato An­i­mal Con­trol two days later. The dog, which has a his­tory of demon­strat­ing con­cern­ing be­hav­iour to­wards sur­round­ing neigh­bours, at­tempted to at­tack the tod­dler in May. Oc­to­ber 17, 2012 Cou­ple kid­napped Po­lice are search­ing for a man who kid­napped two Toko­roa dairy own­ers at gun­point on Satur­day night.

A gun-wield­ing man ap­proached the woman as she waited in the cou­ple’s sil­ver Toy­ota saloon car while her part­ner locked the Am­ber St store.

He forced the woman to the shop where he stole money and then forced them to drive him around. Oc­to­ber 24, 2012 ‘It has all gone’ He stood in a bar­ren site at Lake Moananui’s north­ern tip – once a place of shrubs planted by school chil­dren – and his re­vul­sion was clear.

South Waikato For­est & Bird’s Jack Groos has re­peat­edly raised his con­cerns with South Waikato District Coun­cil about the re­moval of plants, in par­tic­u­lar one sec­tion at the lake’s north­ern point.

‘‘It has all gone, noth­ing is left,’’ he said at the site. Oc­to­ber 31, 2012 Many years of ser­vice given to com­mu­nity He is be­ing re­mem­bered as a ‘‘good and de­cent man’’.

South Waikato District Coun­cil­lor Bar­rie Her­lihy JP died overnight last Tues­day in his Toko­roa home, af­ter ded­i­cat­ing al­most 50 years of ser­vice to the district. Mr Her­lihy was serv­ing his first term as a coun­cil­lor af­ter hav­ing worked as its Civil De­fence man­ager for many years and was the coun­cil rep­re­sen­ta­tive for se­nior ci­ti­zens and the youth coun­cil.

He had also worked as a taxi driver in Toko­roa for eight years and worked with emer­gency ser­vices and emer­gency man­age­ment civil de­fence, lead­ing him to serve as a prin­ci­pal ru­ral fire of­fi­cer.

PASS­ING: South Waikato District Coun­cil­lor Bar­rie Her­lihy JP passed away last week and is be­ing re­mem­bered by fam­ily, friends and col­leagues for his passionate and en­dear­ing na­ture.

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