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Park­ing me­ters a sim­ple so­lu­tion

- Tauranga · Rotorua · Opotiki · Mount Maunganui

Ihave at­tended, lis­tened and con­tinue to read the Streets for Peo­ple be­ing put for­ward by TCC.

Asim­ple so­lu­tion is to put in park­ing me­ters.

Ev­ery morn­ing as we­walk, we­watch work­ers us­ing the park­ing and leav­ing their ve­hi­cles all day for free.

Idis­agree with the re­moval of­many carparks at Tay Street, which is pro­posed in all three sce­nar­ios of­fered by the coun­cil.

This area is his­tor­i­cally a fam­ily area and surf com­pe­ti­tions have been held there for the past 50 years. Wherewill those fam­i­lies park? I know, they will clog up­the lo­cal streets. Tau­ranga City Coun­cil is in debt so surely the in­come from the me­ters would be wel­comed. Were­cently biked and walked The Dunes trail at Opotiki— wow, what an amaz­ing path­way.

All age groups were us­ing it by walk­ing, bik­ing and scooter­ing. Is this not an op­tion for us?

Talk­ing tomanypeo­ple, we­see that it's a fait ac­com­pli, the silly, stupid and sad de­ci­sions have been made. Please lis­ten to the lo­cals. Karen­phillips Mount Maun­ganui

Billing the res­cued

We­often hear of the dif­fer­ent emer­gency ser­vices need­ing funds— for ex­am­ple Coast­guard, surf life­sav­ing, St John, res­cue he­li­copters.

I sug­gest the per­son­whose life has been saved has their life in­sur­ance com­pa­ny­billed a per­cent­age.

This would help so­much­with fund­ing, and sav­ings to the com­pany.

For ex­am­ple, a per­son has a$1m pol­icy, 10 per cent of that will give a boost to funds of $100,000.

Lois Slater Pyes Pa

Pike River vic­tims

On­the 19 Novem­ber, 2010, that fate­ful day at Pike River, two dev­as­tat­ing ex­plo­sions sealed for­ever the fate of 29 souls. We­must find and give burial to the re­mains of the loved, and sadly missed, min­ers. The cost of this op­er­a­tion must never be an is­sue, and the pros­e­cu­tion of those re­spon­si­ble must never be set aside.

Ji­madams Ro­torua

 ??  ?? Lis­ten to the lo­cals when mak­ing de­ci­sions, says a reader.
Lis­ten to the lo­cals when mak­ing de­ci­sions, says a reader.

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