Early in August a video of the special bond between a Te Puke postie and a german shepherd puppy amassed more than half a million views.
All we can suggest is that they must be short on news up there in Te Puke as our Postie Paul is seen doing this every day when he rides past Tongariro River Motel.
TRM’s guard (?) dog Pumpkin waits outside patiently each day for Paul to swing past and give her a scratch… The Post Office should pay him a bonus for being so kind to local pets.
This should silence all the critics about the 2016 trout on their spawning runs being all too small? What perfect Tongariro rainbows – caught within easy walking distance of TRM. Scott Collins from Auckland was supposed to return to the traffic jams on Sunday but had to stay on due to car problems. So sad. Conspiracy theorist SWMBO suspects he sabotaged it?