Train bypass ridiculous
It seems ridiculous that Waikato local authorities are planning to by-pass Pukekohe with a new rail link.
This is short sighted to think that Waikato residents only want to go to Auckland city.
In today’s age when petrol prices and volume of traffic is increasing, more and more people are switching to let the train take the strain.
It would be nice if Pukekohe had regular train access to the rest of the country, then maybe people would travel by train more and relieve the traffic congestion.
Then the kick in the teeth is that we as ratepayers are expected to foot the bill for the shortfall of ticket sales?
No way. As a ratepayer I would strongly object to this as Pukekohe residents would have no benefit.
Also it’s about time that we had a timetable for the weekends.
It seems like Pukekohe is being overlooked again.
We are a growing area with a lot of people who would use the train more if it ran at weekends.
Maybe the mayor can lend some weight and sort out this problem. predictions to supply of land,’’ is not borne out by this July 2011 report for Industrial Business Zoned Land.
One of the biggest fights to protect Auckland’s green belt, is now in Drury/ramarama after Stevenson lodged a private plan change for 360ha industrial park on rural zoned land, which followed hard on the heels of its winter 2008 edition of
In ‘‘planners’ speak’’, do Aucklanders support the ‘‘Transformation shift of green growth to greenfields’’, areas of ‘‘possible future residential and /or business’’ outside the current MUL boundary, on map 92 Draft Auckland Plan?
Greenfields should remain fields of green.
Wake up Franklin, Auckland needs you!
I was recently involved in a car accident at the intersection of John, Harris and Edinburgh streets, Pukekohe.
The other driver failed to see me and apologised for causing the accident.
It was a fine day and visibility was good.
We were both shaken by the experience but we were able to drive our damaged cars home. We both live near the scene of the accident. One week later I was told my car was written off.
The point I want to make is that there are many drivers who definitely don’t know the roundabout road rules. Drivers shouldn’t be allowed on the road until they read, study and observe the road rules.
I’m not a perfect driver but if you use common sense and a bit of wisdom and knowledge on the road you will become a better driver.
In the meantime there are going to be more accidents on our roundabouts, unless drivers learn the road rules. mother, sister (both from out of town) and my three young daughters.
Earlier on we had greeted two of the many police officers strolling down the main street that day.
This teaches my daughters to be courteous, respectful and all those good virtues that one would want in their child, also to build community relations with police and other agencies.
However, while browsing the Esisavers shop in Pukekohe after about 10 minutes my mother and I were confronted by a police officer who had asked one of my daughters to show him where her mother was.
Without any questions asked we were told that we were being watched and were then given a warning and that we were under suspicion of theft or being associated with the group of females who had been on a shoplifting spree, mentioned in the police page that day.
My mother and I were astounded to say the least – my daughters on the other hand felt scared and were made to feel that they had done wrong, when they hadn’t.
I understand that shoplifting becomes a major cost to retailers but I also believe that as a citizen, innocent at that, we have rights especially when one is wrongly identified.
Shop owners said they did not call the police but seemed to suspect innocent customers.
Thank you however to the police youth aid officer called John who came to talk to us a little while later, which helped settle the anguish.