by the editors
One day, school bus driver Ernie Mason was chatting to Mark Brown about the fact that there was no bus shelter at Evansdale for the school children he picked up in the morning. There were existing bus shelters at Seacliff, Warrington and Waitati, but no weather protection at Evansdale.
Mark made some enquiries and found out that Totalspan Ltd had a bus shelter programme. Mark then went overseas on holiday and passed the job on to Alasdair Morrison who liaised with Totalspan, and the local authorities regarding the location of the shelter, and looked after a few other bureaucratic issues.
George Terry of Cargill Contracting Ltd. joined in and soon had the concrete foundation in place. Then, with the valuable assistance of local builder Colin Thom, joined by local resident Mark Cowien and Mark Brown back from holiday, the shelter was assembled and in place in time for the start of the new school term on Monday 21 July. By coincidence, it was raining that day!
So a big thank you is due to all of these gentlemen, and a huge thank you to Totalspan Ltd for providing the bus shelter, free of charge, as part of their ‘Undercover Kids’ bus shelter programme.