Anger over cell site

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“We’ve agreed not to con­tinue with the construction of the site un­til we have had our dis­cus­sion with Auck­land City Coun­cil,” says Mr Les­lie.

The site will pro­vide voice, text, data and mo­bile broad­band cov­er­age in the north­ern half of the sub­urb.

All Tele­com mo­bile sites must com­ply with the New Zealand Stan­dard for Ra­dio-Fre­quency Fields, which sets the limit for safe ex­po­sure.

“Tele­com de­signs its sites to op­er­ate at just a frac­tion of th­ese lim­its and in prac­tice most sites op­er­ate be­tween 0.1 per­cent and two per­cent of the stan­dard and of­ten less,” says Mr Les­lie.

But res­i­dent Kirsten Donne ques­tions its safety.

“The ra­di­a­tion is equiv­a­lent to eight mi­crowaves run­ning 24/7. Who wants their fam­ily sub­jected to that?”

Tele­com op­er­ates one other site in Pt Che­va­lier, near the mo­tor­way of­framp, that pro­vides cov­er­age to south­ern ar­eas.

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