Let them grow
Regarding the proposed youth centre – forget the consultants.
Our youth is very capable. Don’t always namby-pamby them. Find a suitably located building, or failing that, a piece of land, provide a budget and let them get on with it.
The internet and council building regulations is all they need to know. This way they can make it as they want and learn much in the process: how to research, plan and run a project, stay within budget, understand and follow building regulations, how to call in advice/help when needed.
In the end they will have life skills and a venue to be proud of. It will also be a test on how committed they are to having this venue.
RITA HUNT, Camborne.
So it is with assets, you sold it – it is not yours. NZ Railway has been sold, rundown, we have to buy it back, costs millions to fix. Who is the loser?
The lesson is: don’t sell your cow, somebody else will be milking it!
T OSTAPOWICZ, Elsdon. this type of surface requires.
Take a look. Two road sections have just been re-surfaced – in Ulric St (drive past number 10) and Grays Rd (drive past Mo St). In both cases, the contractors have simply sprayed and chipped over existing road defects. There is no way PCC staff would accept their own driveways being surfaced with so little preparation, but it’s OK to waste ratepayers money like that.
If PCC are using inferior roading materials, and are not repairing and replacing them promptly, which we can see and feel, think what corners they must be cutting with our water, stormwater and sewerage, which we can’t see.
And if we consistently have the highest rates, and the highest annual percentage increases in rates, yet the worst roads, where are ratepayers dollars going? Overseas visits? Attending conferences? Replacing new vehicles and machinery more frequently than roads are resurfaced?
ANDREW WELLUM, Camborne. back room surprise deals, sprung on those who days before were seeking to exercise their votes thoughtfully and in New Zealand’s best interests.
KEN RAE, Camborne. run over by an unlicensed cretin driving a piece of junk that has no WOF, no registration and in all probability, bald tyres. Its time the government toughened up on this to the extent that if the vehicle is not registered, warranted or is defective in some way as to be a danger, it is towed immediately and the owner given 14 days to pay the fines and remedy the issues otherwise the vehicle is crushed.’’
Moo: ‘‘Pay your vehicle licensing and keep your WOF up to date and all will be well. Don’t care who you are or how much you earn. The law is there for everyone.’’
Sniffles: ‘‘Easy peasy – make sure your car is warranted and registered and you wouldn’t even know what the wardens are up to! And Porirua happens to be NZ’S 4th wealthiest region, not everyone from Porirua is ‘poor’. Reading some of these blogs, it seems many of you think ‘poor’ people should have a different set of laws? Hope it’s not your family killed by a ‘poor’ person driving a unwarranted faulty vehicle into them.’’