Many hands support poles project

South Waikato News - - NEWS / HE PU¯ RONGORONGO -

The lat­est ad­di­tion to Toko­roa’s talk­ing poles has been un­veiled and it was a hit for the com­mu­nity who made it.

Com­mu­nity mem­bers, talk­ing pole trus­tees, South Waikato Dis­trict Coun­cil staff and coun­cil­lors turned up to the un­veil­ing at the South Wai- kato Sports and Events Cen­tre.

The 500 tiles made by the com­mu­nity were pre­sented on one pole and four sep­a­rate tile boards.

Trustee Mari­ata Couch said tiles with chil­dren’s hand prints were placed at the bot­tom to show they were hold­ing it all up.


Team ef­fort: Builder Gra­ham Hick­ford, left, helped Talk­ing Pole trus­tees John Paki, Mari­ata Couch, Tracy Stothers, Faye Ives, Pam Har­ri­son and Sue Arthur make the idea be­come a re­al­ity.


Un­veiled: Talk­ing pole trustee Tracy Stothers un­veils the new tile talk­ing pole.

Mak­ing a mark: Emani Poiva,left, Scott NgapoLip­scombe, Ta­matea Ngapo-Lipscombe, Maata Ngapo, Lloyd and Arama Ngapo-Lipscombe, Te Paea Ngapo and Mari­ata Couch, front, ad­mire the art­work they helped make.

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