THUMBS UP AND DOWN
■ Thumbs up to the Taupo¯ District Council stormwater management team. I asked if a smaller grill could be welded onto the top of a manhole for safety in Aubrey Cres Reserve. You completed the task quickly. Thank you very much.
■ Thumbs up to the organisers of Kreepy Kinloch. A great night for all the children and that ghost horse was epic.
■ Thumbs up to Brendon at Weston’s Landscapes Taupo¯. Very obliging, fast and efficient service, all done with good old school values
■ Thumbs up to the new Incredible India restaurant on Spa Rd, they have a great selection of gluten-free options and the best Indian food I’ve ever eaten! Also wonderful service from the young couple who own it, they are wonderful and I wish them all success with their new business here in Taupo¯.
■ Thumbs up to all the CBD shop owners, and the council, who participated in handing out sweets to all the kids on Halloween. It was great to be a part of the fun. You are all awesome. ■ Thumbs up to Tam Holden of Pilates Body Dynamics and Di Gulland from Skin Matters for huge efforts organising a tremendous fundraiser for cancer rehab people in Taupo. Incredible donations from individuals and local businesses means they smashed their goal raising over $13,000 and rising! Brilliant work super troopers and everyone involved.
■ Thumbs up to the silverhaired gentleman who at around 9.30am last Friday left his coffee outside Double Shot Cafe´ on Friday when he saw my dilemma where I was attempting to reverse with a massive van parked horizontal to my car. Without his careful guidance I might have had a rear end collision, so who says chivalry is dead! Or was he my guardian angel?
■ Thumbs down to the man who came into our store and proceeded to aggressively lecture me on how wrong and evil our store’s window display is. You could have expressed your disgust in a more calm and dignified manner. Shame on you.
■ Thumbs down to the inconsiderate family on Kaka St. A little respect would not go amiss in the surrounding neighbourhood for the parties that you have, loud music and noise you make till the early hours of the morning. Very disrespectful of you with absolutely no consideration to others. Absolutely disgusting!
■ Thumbs down to the council’s radio ad: plastic bags, plastic bags, plastic bags, plastic bags, plastic bags, plastic bags, glass bottles, glass bottles, glass bottles, glass bottles, glass bottles, glass bottles. You’re driving us all nuts!
■ Thumbs down to people who love having dogs but let other people clean up their business. Stop it. I shall have my camera out and you shall be fined.
■ Thumbs down to everyone who lets off fireworks at home. You have no respect for those of us whose animals are left terrified for hours after your five-minute buzz! Ban the sale of fireworks to the public, New Zealand.
■ Thumbs down to the mother who shoved her son into the line outside the scary house on Wednesday, October 31. She squeezed his arm hard then walked away and called him a piece of sh*t. What an awful thing to do and say!
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