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Kior (26) business-
“Everyone has a right
to complain, especially
a customer, you’re sup-
porting a company, who
in turn is giving you
Alan Howell (80)
“It’s pretty grim,
when we see something
is wrong we have a right
Bob Baker (71)
“It’s a bit like Ger-
many, they are trying
to dictate terms to us.
If you complain, why
should they cut you off?
“If they didn’t have us
as customers how would
(69) property owner
“Oh no, that’s not
right, people have got
to complain to get them
[TLC] to do their job
“If companies aren’t
doing the right thing
you have to have peo-
ple complain about it.
If there’s an issue you
Nicole Larkin (26)
beauty salon owner
“People should have
the right to complain,
if the consequence of
complaining is they are
going to get their power
turned off, that’s stu-
Barry Mita (59)
“Easiest comment I
could make is, it’s ludi-
crous, it’s just stupid.”
“I don’t think their
staff should be abused
when people are com-
plaining about their
power prices, it’s not
their fault they are just
doing their job.
“But I don’t think
it’s fair they [TLC] can
choose who gets their
power cut off because
you have something to
say about your lines
THE Te Kuiti family who lost everything when
their home burned to the ground on January 28
are thankful for the support they’ve received from
After the fire Debbie Chadwick, Ed Sharron and
their children Amy (15), Sophia (11) and Mary-Ella
(8) were left with just a few charred photographs
and some smoke-damaged clothing.
“People have been unbelievably generous and we
are very grateful,” says Ms Chadwick.
“All the furniture we need has been donated
and our kids have also been given heaps of clothes.
“It’s just amazing.”
She says their children are doing well with
their friends’ support and the family can’t thank
people enough for their overwhelming kindness
She says she especially appreciates the hugs and
kind wishes the family has received.
Ms Chadwick isn’t sure when the rebuild of their
home will start.
In the meantime, readers who can help the
family – anything for the kitchen would be greatly
appreciated – can drop goods at Ms Chadwick’s
parents’ home – Karen and Roy Chadwick, 8 Lawlor
St, Te Kuiti.
IN the stor y ‘Flags burnt’ published on February 11,
it was incorrectly stated that Bev Moloney of Otoro-
hanga was not supportive of a change of flag for New
THE offer from Trustpower to buy shares in King Coun-
try Energy is still open despite the original offer which
was extended for a fortnight, closing on Friday.
Trustpower, prior to the extension at the beginning of
February, had a 62% acceptance resulting in share-
holders being paid $4.78 per share as per the original
Spokesman Graeme Purches says: “The official offer
has closed but the company is still open to purchasing
The share price remains at $4.78 but if acceptances
exceed 70% the offer price will increase to $5 per
share. An independent committee set up in November
advised shareholders not to accept the offer, unless the
offer price is increased to $5 per share regardless of
the level of acceptances.
WORK began yesterday on 550m of road on SH3
three kilometres north of Te Kuiti known locally as
NZTA spokesperson Natalie Dixon says the remedia-
tion work will take about a week and motorists should
Help humbles family
MEMBERS of the public were asked for their reaction to TLC’s proposal to
disconnect customers after continued complaints.
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