Sad to say, but the owner is concerned about the number of people who don't seem to be taking this situation seriously. Not obeying the one in one out rule, unsupervised children touching things on the shelves, (he then has to clean), and a general disregard for the gravity of his health and the health of the community. So he has chosen to close his business down.
I can't say I blame him, but if as a community, had we known of his concerns, perhaps we could have helped. No amount of signage seemed to be working so a physical presence at the door reminding people of the rules may have enabled him to remain open. Alas that is all in hindsight now. He did indicate a number of his colleagues in the industry would follow suit so perhaps we can preserve the local community dairy with a bit of dialogue with them and a reminder at the door, by those who can afford the time to help.
We're working with our contractor Waste Management on having further recycling options available by the end of the month. Our contractor needs to be able to work safely under the Level 2 restrictions and are currently working on this to be able to provide the full recycling service.
New. Found these amongst my girls things and are now too small.
It was a special day in the newsroom on Monday as Stuff's chief executive Sinead Boucher announced a management buyout of the company, of which the Waikato Times is a part, from its Australian owner Nine Entertainment.
It puts an end to NZME's increasingly desperate bid to get its clutches on Stuff. It also puts it firmly in the hands of those who want the best for it, a NZ owner who understands the business.
What's your view on the Times moving back into NZ hands?
Read more local reaction to the buyout here.