Re Three Kings ( Central Leader June 11).
Fletcher’s spokesman Philip King must be looking at different plans to those presented to the community and the Puketapapa Precinct Plan.
The statement that ‘‘The masterplan will set the framework for a world class community that Aucklanders will want to live and invest in’’ does not reflect in the proposed development in a hole – 1500 dwellings with approx 3000 cars emptying out on to an already busy Mt Eden Rd at morning rush hour and then trying to get back to the property at the end of the day.
The steep cliff (marked 3 on the plan shown in the article) does not allow access to the King.
The Puketapapa Board has been working hard on their Greenways Project and this development seems to work against that.
Being 15m below road level and a multi-story development gives rise to prolonged shadow within most of the development.
Finally an 80-stair walkway to the shopping centre/precinct is not a connection between places that works for the elderly, mothers with children or many of the wider community.
I think there is grave concern over this development, and Fletcher Development has an opportunity to make something which encompasses the desires outlined in Philip King’s statement, the draft plan’s key goals and the needs of the community, and that will be sadly missed if the proposed development goes ahead.
If there had been, your readers would have known that next month the Alliance will celebrate 103 years of existence in Auckland [mainly in Newmarket] and that Spiritualism is recognised by Act of Parliament, No. 2, 1924.
As a movement we recognise the universality of all religions and philosophies; our philosophy is based on the fact that there is only life after life, and that death is just a biological fact, and that the soul or essence of every individual regardless of race, creed or culture moves on into another phase of existence relative to the finer, etheric and or spirit dimensions beyond our physical senses.
Our basis for our belief and knowledge is that, throughout the 166 years old history of Modern Spiritualism, which had its birth in Hydesville, NY State, United States, in 1848, survival of bodily death has been evidenced millions of times over throughout the world.
Every Sunday, in our church and thousands around the world, specially trained mediums demonstrate evidence of the survival of human consciousness week after week.
More modern scientists are coming out in favour of continuing consciousness thus joining those famous names of yesteryear whose investigations proved the spirit connection from the beginning.
Thus it is that death holds no nameless or unfounded terrors for those who have received evidence of the survival of their loved ones knowing that, in turn, they will enjoy the beneficence of reunion.
Spiritualist healing plays a large role also in our movement.