Drugs, alas, are here to stay
I was one of the many that was at the protest outside the legal high shop on Saturday. It was a pretty vocal crowd and I applaud those who turned up in support. I, for one, would like to see these synthetic drugs banned, but unfortunately they are always going to be around, whether they are banned or not.
There are two ways that this will go: ban them from sale from these so called party shops and they will go underground and still be sold by drug dealers, gangs and whoever wants to make a fast buck and much harder to control, and that way you would not really know what you are getting. Having them in designated shops at a location away from the busy parts of town, away from schools, churches, day cares, you would know where they are, who is selling them and it could be regulated and checked as often as possible under the law.
So, if these drugs are going to be around, what way would you like to see them sold, because unfortunately, as much as we all would like to see it stopped, it will not happen. As long as you have people out there who want it there will be a supplier, whether regulated or not, legally or illegally. Keep up the good fight, Tokoroa.
John Waters each year to see where people live and how they get to school. This year’s results produced for the first time 0 students biking as part of our survey.
This was extremely disappointing, but not surprising.
Since the arrival of the bikes there has been a dramatic change, so much so that students were able to go back to their research projects and add in that they anticipated a surge in the number of students biking next year.
The furthest student from Tokoroa High School is only approximately 4 kilometres from the school and it will be extremely beneficial in terms of health and economic terms to get them out of cars and using their bikes.
We are exploring the possibility of starting a morning riding club.
On behalf of our students, families and community, thank you very much. This has and will make a huge difference to this community.
Only the All Blacks need five-star accommodation. Let’s hire it out to outside visitors and let them know Tokoroa is a good place to stay.