New hope for famous fort
The famous wooden fortress towering over Lake Moana-nui may be salvageable yet.
Until recently the South Waikato District Council was planning on tearing down the popular teen hangout and replacing it because of safety hazards.
The council held a text and Facebook poll seeking feedback from the community on their preferred option. But at a community and assets committee meeting the notion was put forward that perhaps the fortress could be salvaged, either by council or its original donator, the Tokoroa City Lions Club.
The issue was raised that the new playground may not service the older children as well as the fort does.
Council has ordered the new $ 58,000 playground but where it will stand is still to be confirmed.
Official handover: Ivan and Elizabeth Gray, left, are taking over Export Meat from long-standing Tokoroa business owners Toby and Kay Cotter.