THUMBS UP & DOWN
■ Thumbs up to Dr Tony at the Taupo¯ Veterinary Centre who attended our badly injured wee doggy on Sunday with caring and reasonably-priced service. Excellent service. Thank you.
■ Thumbs up to Flooring Design, Elite Auto Spray, Rigbys Plumbing and Gas and Morrell Motors. The staff and management of these four business have given me brilliant service in recent times, all going out of their way to provide me with extra assistance and support. What a credit to Taupo¯ these people are.
■ Thumbs up to Violeta from Street Fashion — European Hair Design Studio, who did such an amazing job with my hair today. I had foils done and felt amazing! Violeta is such a lovely person and she treats her customers really well. I highly recommend her!
■ Thumbs up to Tauhara Primary School. Thanks heaps for letting us use your school hall for the Taupo¯ hospital garage sale. It was much appreciated. And to the lady who bought the purple vacuum cleaner, we found the charger! Please phone 376 1020.
■ Thumbs up to Anne and the team at Finn MacCuhals who hosted the quiz night for Countdown kids hospital appeal, you guys are amazing. Also all of the sponsors that donated the prizes for the night which was a great success. Without your help none of this would have been possible. Thank you all so much. The team at Countdown Taupo¯.
■ Thumbs up to Eric and Percy at Danske Mobler for their friendly professional delivery of my dining room table and chairs, both a credit to the company. Also thanks to Phil for his excellent customer service.
■ Thumbs up to Scotty’s Electrical. Quick reliable and a pleasure to deal with, plus obliging staff.
■ Thumbs up to Subway for making delicious discounted subs for us hungry rugby players and for donating medals. You guys rock!
■ Thumbs up to Patrice at Bunnings Taupo¯. Always helpful and cheerful even get a song and dance behind the counter. A real joy to see someone happy in their work place keep it up!
■ Thumbs up to David at Noel Leeming and Anna and Phil from Farmers. The three of you have outstanding customer service and were amazing with our toddler.
■ Thumbs up to the lovely Scottish man who works at Taupo¯ Airport, and thank you for the very informative chat on Sunday morning.
■ Thumbs up to the business of Stardust Creations for giving folk hope in today’s difficult world by positive use of crystals proven to help by experience physically and emotionally, and the importance of affirmations in knowing oneself.
■ Thumbs up and a big thank you to Taupo¯ Cossie Club for the wonderful entertainment last Friday night. What a night.
■ Thumbs down to local businesses who don’t bother to get back to young people who have applied for a job. It can take a lot of courage for a youngster to enter a shop and apply for an advertised position. At least have the decency to let them know if they are unsuccessful!
■ Thumbs down to the caravan parked on the side of the road at the bottom of Terence St. It’s a hazard.
■ Thumbs down to people who go scavenging outside the Salvation Army and leave a big mess. This stuff is not free to you, it belongs to the Salvation Army.
■ Thumbs down to the people riding trail bikes around the Jarden Mile reserves. There have been thousands of native trees planted there to beautify the area for people to enjoy and they are getting damaged by some low lifes riding their motorbikes around disturbing the peace and breaking the native plants. Can you ride your bikes somewhere else where there is plenty of wide open space and no residents nearby? Also it might pay to be wearing a helmet too if you want your head protected, just like we want our plants protected.
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