Show a lit­tle re­spect

South Waikato News - - OPINION -

I visit our Me­mo­rial Sports Ground on a reg­u­lar ba­sis,walk­ing my dog or cy­cling through to Cougar Moun­tain Bike Park track.

I al­ways think what a mar­vel­lous venue. It must be one of the best in the coun­try. To see the Polo Cross events and dogs be­ing shown or put through their agility course is quite a spec­ta­cle.Why we don’t hear more of such events through our lo­cal news me­dia I don’t know. The pride that is shown in the an­i­mals in­volved (horses and dogs) is ev­i­dent and the pride taken in clean­ing up af­ter these events shows also. They are to be con­grat­u­lated. I was think­ing what a won­der­ful idea it would be if the people who or­gan­ise these events could get to­gether with the people who or­gan­ise the rugby matches at these same grounds and give them a few pointers on clean­ing up af­ter them­selves and pride in their venue. Beer bot­tles, plas­tic bot­tles and all types of wrap­pings are sim­ply thrown any­where and every­where. The events in­volv­ing an­i­mals re­quire a far more oner­ous task in re­mov­ing un­wanted rubbish, but they do it.

Why the dif­fer­ence in at­ti­tude I don’t know. I’m sure we all have our own thoughts on these mat­ters, but it would be great if we could all show a lit­tle re­spect for our en­vi­ron­ment and each other (the rest of the vis­i­tors to the Me­mo­rial Sports Ground who do not en­joy see­ing it look like a tip). Roger Free­man,


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