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I have read over the months or years about people hav­ing a gripe about Eden Park and the Western Springs race cars.

I am in my late 70s and I can say that those places have been around for longer than those who com­plain.

When I was 9 or 10 years old my mid­dle-aged cousins used to take my sib­lings and me to see the lit­tle cars rac­ing at Western Springs, and when I was at sec­ondary school my friends and I sat on wooden plank seats on the slopes around Eden Park to watch the Em­pire Games.

I live about 200 me­tres from Eden Park and when I hear the cheer­ing I am re­minded that fam­i­lies are out in the fresh air, en­joy­ing time away from the TV and com­put­ers, etc.

When buy­ing a property it is sen­si­ble to check out the area and look at what is around. I grew up on a farm in Paku­ranga and the won­der­ful peace of those days are long gone. It is no good buy­ing in an area then com­plain­ing if you don’t check it out. Maybe dou­ble glaz­ing the win­dows could help, or un­der­stand that the noise is short­lived. Not like noisy neigh­bours!

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