Meet­ing in­spires great sup­port

South Waikato News - - NEWS / HE PURONGORONGO -

He re­it­er­ated the im­por­tance of re­main­ing in­de­pen­dent, stat­ing there would be times when the as­so­ci­a­tion would have to ‘‘hold a blow torch to the coun­cil’s feet’’.

Guest speaker Damon Jake­man said the group would aim to en­cour­age other businesses to move to Toko­roa, help with at­tract­ing qual­ity staff and pro­vide a sound­ing board for busi­ness own­ers strug­gling.

As spokesman of the 15-man steer­ing group, Jake­man said it had come to a stand­still.

‘‘We need your feed­back in re­gards to push­ing for­ward,’’ he told the au­di­ence.

He said there is no cost for businesses at this point, just a com­mit­ment of time.

How­ever Sul­li­van said the old TANGS rat­ing scheme was still avail­able to be used if nec­es­sary.

For­mer coun­cil­lor Alan Blair vol­un­teered to col­late the night’s data.

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