Wairarapa News - - FRONT PAGE -

I know I am­swim­ming against the cur­rent here, but I reckon the new As­cen­sion sculp­ture on Master­ton’s north­ern round­about is im­pres­sive and not a waste of money.

There seems to be pile-on men­tal­ity on Face­book about the sculp­ture with the ma­jor­ity of com­menters say­ing it’s a waste of money, which could be bet­ter spent else­where.

That’s a valid view­point, but many peo­ple don’t seem to un­der­stand that some­times peo­ple choose to spend money on nice things that make their place beau­ti­ful.

Not all money that is fundraised or granted by trusts needs to be spent on sports teams and MRI ma­chines.

Just like most house­hold bud­gets, com­mu­ni­ties do have some dis­pos­able in­come, and there are many in our com­mu­nity that worked hard to raise money for As­cen­sion. I know I have spent more than $300,000 on nonessen­tial stuff in my life­time.

Some­times I think As­cen­sion is more of a light­ning rod for dis­con­tent rather than ac­tual light­ning. - Piers Fuller Ride to raise money for Eli Honeysett to come home. Sev­eral tracks, adults and kids, hot lunch pro­vided with ticket price.


Get down to Gladstone School for the fair and the neigh­bour­ing Gob­bler to see the weird and won­der­ful scare­crows this Satur­day.


Su­per­vised bon­fire and fire­works dis­play. Pro­ceeds to ju­nior hockey. All wel­come. Con­si­dine Park, Satur­day 5:30pm.


Ladies’ Day Out at the Copthorne of­fers much to do, see, ex­pe­ri­ence, learn from and en­joy. It’s open to 18 year olds and above, com­plete with a din­ner in the evening on of­fer also.

5. IRIS SHOW 2017

All are en­cour­aged to en­ter their best blooms. Master­ton Young Ci­ti­zens Hall, Satur­day 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Con­tact us

SE­NIOR WRITER: Piers Fuller, 06 370 6986 or piers.fuller@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz RE­PORTERS: Jack Bar­low, 06 370 6988, Illya McLel­lan, 06 370 6987 NEWS DI­REC­TOR: Sharron Par­doe sharron.par­doe@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz AD­VER­TIS­ING: Rhondda Col­ban, 06 370 5690 or rhondda.col­ban@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz. AD­VER­TIS­ING SALES IN­QUIRIES: ad­verts@wainews.co.nz and 06 370 5690. CLAS­SI­FIED/DE­LIV­ERY: Sandy Mitchell, 06 370 5690 or ad­verts@wainews.co.nz AD­DRESS: Me­dia House, 123 cnr Re­nall & Chapel Streets, Master­ton. 23,037 au­dited cir­cu­la­tion. De­liv­ered each Wed­nes­day from Man­gatain­oka in the north to Cape Pal­liser in the south.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.