As usual last Monday morning, 30 January 2012, was similar to many others especially after holiday periods when the village takes on the appearance of a rubbish dump after rubbish bags that have been left out on the ground overnight have been attacked by dogs or birds or cats or maybe even rabbits.
Regardless of what animals are responsible, the mess left is not the responsibility of the rubbish collectors to clean up and the rats and other rodents are probably having a field day.
Solutions are to build a stand above the ground or hire a bin — about $5 per week.
Part of Sarah Street was sealed off by the Police on Tuesday 3 January 2012 after an old large shell was found buried on a section in Sarah Street. The Army Bomb Disposal Unit were called in from Palmerston North and the shell was disposed of later in the day.