Waitomo News : 30 September 2014
Coke/Sprite/Fanta/Lift/L&P 1.5L $199each $169each This week’s Super Specials! Specials available from Tuesday 30th September until Sunday 5th October 2014 or while stocks last. SuperValue Te Kuiti: 95 Rora Street, Te Kuiti. Phone 878 8530. Open 7am - 8pm, Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm, Saturday - Sunday 12Pack $1299kg $1799pack Te Kuiti Lion Red/Waikato Draught Bottles/Cans 330ml svwainewss3009 $199kg $899kg $200 each Fresh Tegel NZ Skinless Chicken Thigh Cutlets Bluebird Original/Thick/Thin Cut Chips 140-150g Dole Philippine Loose Bananas Griffin’s Toffee Pops/ Choco-ade/Chit Chat 200g Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Delivered FREE to households – extra copies 50c ISSN 1170-1137 – (273) ews YOUR NEWS, YOUR VIEWS WAITOMO 2014 Circulation up to 7500 BEST ALL ROUND NEWSPAPER HAMILTON-based company Community Leisure Management (CLM) has been given the ‘keys’ to run the Te Kuiti swimming pools until April 2015. The fixed term agreement with Waitomo District Council was made earlier this month for CLM to operate the newly named Waitomo District Aquatic Centre, which opens tomorrow, for the coming season Stakeholders from Te Kuiti, Piopio, Ben- neydale and Waitomo Caves were informed about the arrangement at a council meeting on September 17. Community services group manager John De Luca says any future operating changes will be subject to a review of the 2014/15 season. “CLM is a well known New Zealand company that specialises in providing ser- vice delivery arrangements for community facilities. “They will provide comprehensive train- ing for [local] staff and offer a wide range of activities including learn to swim and aquatic exercise classes. “I’m confident this arrangement will benefit the Waitomo community by offering qualified staff focussed on providing a family friendly facility. “And a safe, healthy and hygienic envi- ronment for our customers.” Pool entry fees and opening hours will remain the same as the 2013/2014 season with additional access outside normal hours offered if required. CLM also provides birthday packages and ‘Wave Raves’ – kids pool parties featur- ing games, music, prizes, challenges and an inflatable fun run suitable for children aged 8-14. Company to manage pools for the season VALIANT EFFORT: Despite being beaten 35-29 by Poverty Bay in Gisborne on Saturday, the King Country Rams are still well placed to qualify for next month’s Heartland Championship playoffs. Facing second-placed Poverty Bay, King Country – in seventh place – led 29-21 with 10 minutes to go but was unable to contain the home team’s elusive backline who stormed home with two converted tries to seal the game. STORY P15. PHOTO THE GISBORNE HERALD Still in the hunt Tokanui memorial on hold TO P3 BY ROBBIE KAY HUNDREDS of mentally ill pa- tients buried in unmarked graves in a paddock 20 minutes north of Otorohanga are still a long way from any dignified recognition of their final resting place. There is currently nothing to in- dicate where individuals are buried and the task of identifying the graves of some 550 patients from Tokanui Hospital has fallen to Hamilton man Maurie Zinsli (Waitomo News, Sep- tember 2). He recently rediscovered the long forgotten cemetery while searching for the grave of his great aunt – a long-time patient who had died there. The hospital closed in 1998, and the cemetery in the middle of what was the hospital’s farm is marked only by corner stones and a single plaque. The farm is under Department of Conservation (DOC) management and livestock had been allowed to graze over the graves for years. Recently the cemetery was fenced off and inmates from nearby Waike- ria Prison now mow the grass. However, there is no personal rec- ognition for the dead, thought to include more than 40 World War l and Boer War veterans who were probably committed to Tokanui be- cause they suffered from ‘shell shock’. Mr Zinsli is determined the people buried at Tokanui be shown more respect and, at best, given the dignity of a named plaque showing exactly where each individual lies. But while there is a lot of goodwill to achieving this, the reality is a long way off because the burial records are incomplete.
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