THUMBS UP & DOWN

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News -

■ Thumbs up to the young lady who drives a blue Holden Com­modore sta­tion wagon. Thank you for help­ing my two boys af­ter school last Wed­nes­day, when three older kids ap­proached my boys ages 5 and 8 and be­gan to shove them and bully them. This young lady took it upon her­self to pull over and put my two boys in her car to pro­tect them from the bul­ly­ing and im­me­di­ately dropped them off home to me. I didn’t catch you in time be­fore you drove off, so would like you to know I’m ex­tremely grate­ful that you stepped in and helped my boys.

■ Thumbs up to Taupo & Tu­rangi Week­ender for the com­pli­men­tary tick­ets we re­ceived for the Songs for No­bod­ies Ali Harper show at the Great Lake Cen­tre. It was a thor­oughly en­joy­able evening and we felt very spoilt.

■ Thumbs up to Tur­tle at Bun­nings for help­ing me with a ramp for my wee dog and not charg­ing me, very much ap­pre­ci­ated.

■ Thumbs up to Kylie Over­ing­ton for help­ing the Kids Bike Taupo Pro­gramme at Spa Park on Tues­days and at Craters Moun­tain Bike Park, Wairakei For­est on Thurs­days. Your mother would be so proud of you!

■ Thumbs up to Sarah and Sarah at Envy for your out­stand­ing cus­tomer ser­vice.

■ Thumbs up to Joel Cor­bie for or­gan­is­ing the Taupo¯ Hal­loween Film Fes­ti­val which was an awe­some evening. A huge amount of work for an event that in­spires and cel­e­brates cre­ativ­ity for kids and adults in the re­gion.

■ Thumbs up to Dan at Pro Drive Golf. Knowl­edge­able and help­ful, he helped with the kinks in my swing, be­ing very easy on the eyes is a big plus too!

■ Thumbs up to Taupo¯ Res­i­dents Group for cre­at­ing a valid sur­vey rep­re­sent­ing the views of the com­mu­nity re­gard­ing the TDC Ton­gariro Do­main Precinct Pro­posal.

■ Thumbs up to the won­der­ful spon­sors who sup­ported Marotiri School with their gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tions to our an­nual Agri­cul­tural Day.

■ Thumbs up to two of Pak’n Save’s ex­cel­lent con­sci­en­tious work­ers Zac and Ja­cob. Al­ways so oblig­ing, much ap­pre­ci­ated.

■ Thumbs up and top marks to vet Lau­ren Dom­broski for her ex­cel­lent care of Danny and Danny’s owner and also the vet nurse who ad­min­is­tered VIP treat­ment to Danny.

■ Thumbs down to the very rude male cy­clist, who, when bik­ing along the lake front on the foot­path on Sun­day morn­ing, told two women who were walk­ing their small dogs, and had stopped to say good morn­ing, to get out of the way and show some cour­tesy. Read the signs, cy­clists give way to pedes­tri­ans!

■ Thumbs down to the phar­macy that charges dou­ble the nor­mal price for get­ting a pre­scrip­tion filled on a Satur­day af­ter­noon. I hardly call 3pm af­ter hours es­pe­cially when they are open.

■ Thumbs down to whomever is re­spon­si­ble for the man­age­ment of the traf­fic lights on Ton­gariro St. On nu­mer­ous oc­ca­sions re­cently, ve­hi­cles wish­ing to exit from Story Pl can­not do so be­cause the green light cy­cle is be­ing skipped over, leav­ing ve­hi­cles un­able to move. On oc­ca­sions when the cy­cle does al­low move­ment, it is so short that only two ve­hi­cles can exit be­fore the red light comes on, de­spite other ve­hi­cles wait­ing. Some­thing needs to be done ur­gently to ad­dress this prob­lem — please!

■ Do you have a bou­quet or a brick­bat? Email your thumbs up/ thumbs down to us at news@taupoweek­ender.co.nz, 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 eas­ily-iden­ti­fi­able peo­ple, busi­nesses or groups won’t be pub­lished.

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