HNZ con­cerns

Central Leader - - LETTERS -

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.

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