I apologise for many positives
An open letter of apology to Neil Sinclair mayor of Tokoroa
I apologise for investing in your town.
I apologise for leasing a piece of land you wanted but you failed to secure.
I apologise for bringing increased competition on fuel prices and choice to your ratepayers.
I apologise for paying rent to members of your community.
I apologise for offering you our spare land after we found out you originally wanted it.
I apologise for saving Tokoroa residents money by providing great value on fuel.
I apologise for enticing motorists on State Highway 1 to stop in your town and possibly visit other retailers after they have filled up with Gull.
I apologise to Councillor Glucina for not having more land available.
I apologise for ‘‘Gift horse in the mouth’’ immediately springing to my tiny mind when I read today’s South Waikato News.
I apologise for giving your town a choice to use a biofuel and reduce their carbon footprint.
I apologise that as a council you saw the need to contest a clear cut planning report and spend ratepayer’s money on that contest.
I apologise for improving the rateable value of a property and paying those rates.
I apologise for removing a rundown bus shelter from the centre of your community.
We’ll just build our service station and get on with business. I’m off to see Monty Python Live (mostly) tonight with my daughter, hopefully you can whistle the last line from their Life of Brian movie.
There are many positives to Gull developing, legally in your town and I believe that many in your community will appreciate that. Yours sincerely
Dave Bodger, General Manager, Gull New Zealand BP when Gull is coming in. Check out Norton and Ohaupo roads in Hamilton; the Gull prices are about 12 cents cheaper than most stations. Thank God for Gull, they stuck to their word; they would be cheaper than the rest.
Try looking outside the square SWDC. Steve Magee
Tokoroa outside investment. This would lead to investors buying the rotten, run down and vandalised properties the council and many residents won’t do anything about, especially the deserted property on Bridge St where the garage overlooking the railway line was set alight recently. I don’t see any action from the anti-container terminal group complaining about the state of Tokoroa properties around them – seems hypocritical to me.
If Tokoroa people don’t want businesses then please all get together and buy up my house and those of any others who raise their hands in disgust and we can all move out to the cities while the town dies completely. Neil Leathers,