Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News -

■ 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!

■ 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 eas­ily-iden­ti­fi­able peo­ple, busi­nesses or groups won’t be pub­lished.

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