Get a job, wood thief
I buried my mother two months ago, last Wednesday I buried my father.
I am devastated, but I had first-hand experience of how beautiful my town is, Export meat and their generosity, New World and their understanding, Repco staff with their gorgeous flowers.
Then I was subjected to the ugly side of my town. When my family and I returned from the second tangi we came home to our firewood stolen.
What upsets me is not that the wood was stolen, but the fact that if the person who stole it needed to warm their family, and asked me for the wood, I would have given it without question, but instead they stole it.
I hope this wood warms you and your family so at least it was for something, but maybe you should find yourself a job instead of drinking and smoking every weekend? M J Ellis. Tokoroa. You cannot beat the good old steak and eggs or fish and chips cooked the good old-fashioned way. It is a shame because as I said one of our great icons has gone. Hopefully the bushman will last just as many years. L Pinkerton
Tokoroa information. Where? The library! The hub of the community!
By charging for internet access in libraries this inevitably dumbs down the community by removing access to technology to access the world wide web.
If you are a younger voter or know younger users of the library then make this an election question for candidates. Judging from the council’s last decision on this matter, and the mayor as an example, some understood ‘‘gaming on library computers’’ as interpreted as young people ‘‘gambling on line’’ to make money playing blackjack.
Leave the pay computers intact, so that queues to the free computers can be short, and introduce free wifi if you bring your smart phone into the library to read. Otherwise have a 15-minute booking system for free sit-down internet computers in the library. R Young Tokoroa