Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -


The two-page [ad­ver­tis­ing] fea­ture (KMN, Au­gust 30) ex­tolling the work done and pro­jected to fur­ther the clean-up of Porirua Har­bour over the next 10 years rep­re­sents some progress, but only tin­kers with the prob­lem.

It’s one thing to re­strict the in­flow of sed­i­ment and pol­lu­tants, but what is to be done to re­move the ex­ist­ing mud flats ex­posed at low water that have been grow­ing larger, un­touched for count­less years?

There’s noth­ing in the cur­rent pub­lic­ity to in­di­cate that re­moval of the mud flats, now more than 20 per cent of the har­bour, is one of the aims in the fea­tured ‘‘snapshot of the fu­ture’’.

All else will be wasted ef­fort if dredg­ing of the mud flats is not part of the plan put out for con­sul­ta­tion till the end of Septem­ber.

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