Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News -

■ 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.

■ Do you have a bou­quet or a brick­bat? Email your thumbs up/ thumbs down to us at news@taupoweek­, text us on 021 241 4568 (insert the code TW at the start of your text mes­sage) or drop them into our of­fice in Waipapa House, Paora Hapi St, Taupo¯. Thumbs up/ thumbs down may be edited or abridged. Per­sonal at­tacks or thumbs down that re­fer to eas­i­lyi­den­ti­fi­able peo­ple, busi­nesses or groups won’t be pub­lished.

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