I am writing in regards to a letter concerning the housing crisis letter, ( Central Leader, March 20) from Gillian Dance, former Mt Albert/Mt Eden Community Board member.
I too wonder why Housing New Zealand is not working with builders or contractors, but also wondering why HNZ is not working with Auckland Council.
And if overcrowding is an issue for HNZ, why don’t they allow people to have a caravan on the property until suitable housing becomes available.
I am also wondering if HNZ has a tenancy advocate, rather than the building and housing tenancy services.
If there isn’t, why not? temporary airport style queue railing by security guards to take our turns at the ticket machines.
Meanwhile the train to Waitakere departed.
Furthermore, suburban station ticket machines often do not have change and therefore will not allow a ticket purchase.
When ticket machines are out of order an 0800 number would be useful to report malfunctions.
Then they could be quickly fixed.
I have often helped people to buy tickets from the machines, when they find the touchscreen technology too daunting.
Surely AT could consider having onboard ticket sales restored. in their neighbourhood.
There is a strong interest in being able to move within your own area if your situation changes (up-sizing or downsizing) rather than having to move away.
Good quality developments that may fit more people in are to be encouraged if they link well with services such as nearby shops, transport routes, and schools.
It’s been great to see people thinking about how their city, and their suburb, is planned.
I hope that many will give feedback on the Unitary Plan, as it is only by the community speaking up that we can be sure we have a plan that will reflect what the community wants, rather than being dominated by the short-term thinking of some past developers as the current plans seem to be. reflection and remembrance for those who died and those who are able to attend.
The service apart from the untimely noise was as ever delivered and received with dignity and respect.