Re­think needed

Central Leader - - OPINION -

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.

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