2012 IN REVIEW – OCTOBER
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.