Ho­tel owner peed off

Taupo Times - - FRONT PAGE -

THIS IS NOT A TOI­LET

Brahe said.

‘‘The happy campers park out the front. They’ve got hoses they con­nect to their ve­hi­cles,’’ he said.

‘‘Why should they be able to get 30 litres of fresh wa­ter for free when I pay $2000 per year in rates for com­mer­cial wa­ter?

‘‘It’s called the Golden Mile. We pay golden rates,’’ Brahe said.

‘‘Some­one should put a lock on the tap.’’

Brahe said he had rung the coun­cil once, but it ap­peared no ac­tion had been taken.

Lewis said res­i­dents with ideas could con­tact the coun­cil by email, phone, so­cial me­dia, or by call­ing into an of­fice.

‘‘This could be any­thing, in­clud­ing sug­ges­tions for sig­nage,’’ he said.

ROBERT STEVEN/FAIRFAX NZ

French tourists Stephan Blan­chot and Julien David thought the lake­front build­ing was a toi­let.

ROBERT STEVEN/FAIRFAX NZ

Not a toi­let, but a pump sta­tion, as tourists dis­cover.

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