FROM THE EDI­TOR

South Waikato News - - Your Place, Your Paper - – Ni­cola

It is ut­terly ap­palling that a me­mo­rial to a woman’s dead son has been van­dalised. Launa-anne Smith laid the me­mo­rial in her son Laniko­hu­rangi’s mem­ory, so for some­one to come along throw away a pho­to­graph, flow­ers, and an ob­sid­ian stone is dis­gust­ing.

I can only hope that who­ever did it reads this and takes a good hard look at them­selves.

How would they feel if this was done to the me­mo­rial of some­one they loved?

I hope that this never hap­pens again and Launa-anna can grieve her son prop­erly in peace.

In an­other shock­ing story this week we have a chat to two fam­i­lies who lost every­thing in fires in Toko­roa last week.

I know the com­mu­nity will be ral­ly­ing around to help them dur­ing this dread­ful time, as it has al­ways done.

But our thoughts are with them.

I’ll be off on hol­i­day when you read this, but look for­ward to catching up with you all when I re­turn.

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