Big spend by coun­cil on One­hunga park

Central Leader - - FRONT PAGE - By LAUREN PRI­EST­LEY

A HOUSE bought and torn down by the Auck­land Coun­cil has an One­hunga res­i­dent riled.

Mag­gie McDon­ald has lived on Wai­tangi Rd for more than 25 years.

The coun­cil pur­chased a property down the road from hers for $650,000 at an auc­tion in March and says it wanted the land to im­prove ac­cess ad­ja­cent mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties Fer­gus­son Do­main.

McDon­ald was dis­ap­pointed when the house and garage were com­pletely de­mol­ished on May 2.

‘‘It’s a bit like money and power gone mad to me. I stand to be en­light­ened and per­haps pleas­antly sur­prised but at the mo­ment that’s how I feel.

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