During the Christmas break St Pauls Opportunity Shop was broken into twice and the intruders tagged inside and stole merchandise.
Thieving from St Pauls is stealing from Putaruru as everything the shop sells is donated by the community and a large portion of the profit is returned to local groups such as Food Bank, St Johns, Fire Brigade and local schools.
It is very likely these organisations have provided support to the thieves and their families.
The volunteers who work at the shop are very upset that people would do such a despicable thing – if someone is truly finding things difficult they only need to come in the front door and explain their situation to the shop manager to get their case considered, not resort to breaking the back door and stealing.
Ann Brillant surroundings but it’s sad to ignore the damaged or uprooted footpaths caused by overgrown tree roots which has been happening for a long time in Tokoroa.
The overgrown trees obstructing the way along the footpaths is dangerous and can cause injury, which I’ve already found out.