Fo­cus on the pos­i­tive

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

In re­turn, as good cor­po­rate cit­i­zens, they should ac­cept the re­spon­si­bil­ity to em­ploy lo­cal peo­ple, not find ways to stop do­ing so.

If we don’t re­sist, we will end up with ster­ile su­per­mar­kets al­most de­void of staff other than a few se­cu­rity guards. I don’t think this is what we want.

Let’s sup­port lo­cal jobs by avoid­ing the self-check­out queues.

ANNE GOOD­MAN, Ti­tahi Bay A mes­sage to your cor­re­spon­dent Brian Collins – are you ever ca­pa­ble of writ­ing some­thing pos­i­tive about any­thing in Porirua?

Your con­stant moan­ing and groan­ing about Porirua, and Porirua City Coun­cil in par­tic­u­lar, is de­press­ing. Yes, in New Zealand we have the demo­cratic right of free­dom of speech and to em­brace healthy de­bate but you have taken both to ex­tremes.

If you don’t like what is hap­pen­ing re­mem­ber the door is never shut from the in­side. The en­ergy you must ex­pend in writ­ing neg­a­tive com­ments is as­tound­ing. If you had utopia you would still com­plain.

You prob­a­bly have your small eclec­tic group of peo­ple who adore what you do but hon­estly most of us just want to read gen­uine ed­i­to­rial com­ments.

I am just an hon­est Joe Bloggs, or in this case Jane Bloggs, gath­er­ing and nur­tur­ing, and hav­ing a good happy life.

Over the past two years I have got so used to your cor­re­spon­dent Brian Collins’ neg­a­tive com­ments that to­day when I came home and read the Kapi-mana it drove me nuts to see him com­plain­ing again!

Brian, can you please write some­thing pos­i­tive about what is hap­pen­ing in Porirua and the Porirua City Coun­cil? Do you re­alise how much you cost me as a tax­payer in peo­ple hav­ing to respond to your com­ments, hon­estly the coun­cil must spend thou­sands just to an­swer your com­ments and mas­sage your ego.

There are just too many peo­ple, paid and un­paid, who do so much to lift the spirit of Porirua that the likes of you are just so unattrac­tive.

In fact I chal­lenge you to ac­tu­ally write some­thing pos­i­tive about Porirua City Coun­cil – can you do that? Per­son­ally, I ap­plaud the coun­cil be­cause ev­ery con­tact I have had with coun­cil over the last two years has been cour­te­ous, help­ful and ef­fi­cient.

Stop dot­ting your i’s and cross­ing your t’s and go smell the roses.

J TER­RENCE, Ti­tahi Bay

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