With a snip of the bolt cutters, the Paeroa community was welcomed back to their racecourse after an eight year absence.
The site was a purchased on November 3 by joint buyers the Wright Family Foundation, established by Wayne and Chloe Wright, and local developer Tim Bartells. Community leaders have made proposals for the site including a caravan park for the annual highland games, a twilight market or commerical and residential development.
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