South Waikato News - - NEWS / OPINION -

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.

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