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I am just a lit­tle bit ex­cited this week.

One rea­son is the Queenstown Win­ter Fes­ti­val. My so­cial sched­ule is sorted with events for four fun days and I can’t wait. No doubt my old bones will have re­grets by the time Sun­day ar­rives but I don’t care!

An­other rea­son is that the first stage of the East­ern Ac­cess Rd/ Hawthorn Dr is fi­nally open­ing. With it comes changes to park­ing around Frank­ton and the air­port’s Park and Ride fa­cil­ity. It’s a pity the new bridge isn’t fin­ished to com­plete the pack­age.

Our com­mu­nity has waited too long for this re­lief from con­ges­tion. Now let’s hope it works. I can’t help won­der­ing whether peo­ple will just think the di­ver­sion around Hawthorne Dr just too long and con­vo­luted. Or that the air­port park­ers will find some other cre­ative spot to call home rather than cough up for an air­port owned fa­cil­ity.

We will be watch­ing with in­ter­est. Let us know your thoughts!

Deb­bie Jamieson

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