South Waikato News - - Your Paper, Your Place - Lloyd Good­win, Pu­taruru Lloyd Watkins, Ti­rau Roger Free­man, Toko­roa

For the last few years I have been walk­ing my dog down Princess Street at any time of the day to col­lect my mail from the Post Of­fice.

Dur­ing that time I have not seen another dog in this area.

What a pa­tro­n­is­ing state­ment (they seem like nice peo­ple).

Is this be­cause I have no tattoos or be­cause I am el­derly.

I re­cently vis­ited High­bury in Birken­head, they even have wa­ter bowls out­side cafes so dog walk­ers can have a cof­fee break.

Surely Adri­enne Bell has more im­por­tant coun­cil agen­das to spend her time con­sid­er­ing.

Apart from the fact that one photo was richer in colour, and the other showed the erec­tion of re­tain­ing walls and post and rail fenc­ing, I for one could see no in­di­ca­tion from the photos that swim­ming had any im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment.

I have read many re­ports stat­ing that our rivers are un­fit for swim­ming (not my as­sess­ment).

Now that we have the per­fect river to swim in, it is hav­ing a neg­a­tive im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment (DOC as­sess­ment). What a quandary we are in. It had nice ru­ral feel I thought. The camp­ground re­cently changed hands and they have im­proved the en­vi­ron­ment heaps.

They have done what the Coun­cil seems un­able to achieve.

The bridge was re­moved and the do­mes­tic ducks were not al­lowed to poo in the stream, the Mal­lards, wild ducks, were O.K. The Do­mes­tic ducks had to go. The Bridge had to go. How long do we have to put up with these bureau­crats

No vi­sion and to­tally out of touch with re­al­ity.

P.S. No im­prove­ment was made to the foot­path.

Surpise, sur­rpise Kylisha Win­ter­har­ris: Time to cut them down or make tiki polls of them amd plant new trees some­where.

Coun­cil­lors should be cov­er­ing more im­por­tant is­sues than dogs.

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