Focus on the positive
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