In Brief / He Whakara¯ popototanga
End of an era for Tokoroa station Food for thought
Deconstruction on the Tokoroa Z station and is set to be completed by the end of September. Z is removing all the Z signage, internal shop fittings related to Z operations and all the equipment related to the fuel storage and dispensing system. This involves breaking out the concrete over the top of the tanks and lifting the tanks out. Research on historical tanks also took place to make sure they had been removed. An independent environmental consultant has been taking soil samples from the tank pits to confirm it is environmentally safe before the handover to the landlord. A winning $75,000 scratchy fell into deserving hands on August 23. Paniora Daniels has spent thousands of hours inspiring and motivating Tokoroa residents through a fitness crew he created called Limitless. That phrase took on a whole new meaning for the instructor who couldn’t believe his luck when he scratched 10 winning words. Luck has come full circle for Daniels who has invested time and energy in bettering lives of those around him. A new challenge has hit Tokoroa and this time you will not have to freeze for it. Julie King has made it her mission to bring the $10 food challenge to the district. The challenge involves buying as much groceries as you can for one of those blue notes. Whatever you buy is donated to a charitable organisation or the homeless. King hopes to involve as many people as she can and donate the food to the Tokoroa Community Food Bank. ‘‘They are always in need of food,’’ she said. Those who arrive to the supermarket for their annual shop can breathe a little easier as food prices drop. Statistics New Zealand reported a 0.7 per cent fall in July. Prices manager Chris Pike said the prices dropped on many items. ‘‘There were lower prices for meat in July as well as cheaper grocery food, fruit, and vegetables,’’ he said. The meat, poultry, and fish prices dropped by a convincing 2.2 percent. However Statistics New Zealand reported a rise in the price of bread.