Get on with it

South Waikato News - - OPINION -

I have not been known to agree with the coun­cil all the time.

Over the last few weeks there has been a con­tin­ual tirade against the mayor, his deputy and cer­tain coun­cil­lors.

The worst of th­ese are Law­ton, Ed­meades and Cor­ban.

The mayor and his deputy have not helped in this mat­ter.

It does no good to see in print the venom of Law­ton and Cor­ban, and the bile of Ed­meades. Are th­ese peo­ple spoilt chil­dren?

Our coun­cil on the whole does a rea­son­able job. Com­pare it with Hamil­ton, Mata­mata and Waipa; th­ese coun­cils are up to their necks in debt. Our coun­cil does its best to keep its rates down; it does this by us­ing its in­vest­ments to off-set the in­creases. The in­vest­ment comes from the sale of power shares some years ago; this has been a god­send to South Waikato.

In our district we have some of the best fa­cil­i­ties in the coun­try. The coun­cil has put up an equal amount of money in all ar­eas of South Waikato.

Pu­taruru, Ti­rau, Ara­puni all get looked af­ter and their needs met with­out too much con­tro­versy.

I know peo­ple of th­ese ar­eas will wail that Toko­roa gets more than its fair share.

In Toko­roa we have a heated swim­ming pool and the new sports cen­tre at our grounds.

But would th­ese fa­cil­i­ties been any good in Pu­taruru, Ara­puni or Ti­rau? There are nowhere else for them to go to gen­er­ate the rev­enue needed to sup­port them.

Sure they cost a lot of money but if we did not have them for all to en­joy in the district you and your chil­dren would not have what th­ese mag­nif­i­cent ameni­ties pro­vide.

Let the coun­cil do its job to the best of its abil­ity and if you do not like what they are do­ing then vote against them at the next

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