Pet­rice Tar­rant.

South Waikato News - - NEWS / HE PURONGORONGO -

A bid to build a model park in South Waikato has been de­nied fund­ing de­spite hun­dreds of pledges of sup­port from for­eign­ers.

Toko­roa avi­a­tor Bruce Simp­son sub­mit­ted a pro­posal to the South Waikato District Coun­cil to build a model park at the Toko­roa Air­field but was turned down.

Through his YouTube chan­nels the elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer has been pro­mot­ing the idea and has been swamped with sup­port from people all over the world.

By Jan­uary this year he had re­ceived more than 600 emails from strangers pledg­ing be­tween $10 and $100 each to help get the model park up and run­ning in­clud­ing one from

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