Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Ed­i­tor, P-town: Pace – re­laxed Park­ing – free Par­adise – our beaches, hills and cy­cle­ways Pau­ata­hanui In­let – na­tion­ally sig­nif­i­cant Parks, re­serves, play­grounds and plant­ings – stun­ning Pataka, Arena and li­brary – out­stand­ing Pho­tog­ra­phy – best sub­way gallery in the coun­try Peanut slabs – na­tional favourites Peo­ple – in­spir­ing Pasi­fika – price­less Porirua – proud to live here.


Last Fri­day [March 30] on the show, Porirua was talked about as be­ing called ‘P-town’ by the rest of New Zealand. It is ter­ri­ble to think that this is what this coun­try thinks of Porirua.

Porirua must change its im­age by crack­ing down on drug mak­ers in this town, so I think that Mr Leggett and Mr Simp­son need to sit down with the po­lice and the gov­ern­ment to plan a way to clean up this town. I’m sure I am not the only per­son that was dis­gusted with the way Porirua was spo­ken about, so I would like our mayor to lis­ten to a res­i­dent of Porirua and con­sider this.

Don’t let Porirua be know as ‘P-town’. If we want to make Porirua a safe town, start by deal­ing with the drug prob­lems. Get the search war­rants and start de­stroy­ing all ‘P’ labs and other drug labs in this town. The best place to start would be my neigh­bours’ homes.

I ask the mayor to con­sider this: Do I want to be the mayor of a world fa­mous town that is fa­mous for drug and al­co­hol prob­lems? Or do I want to be the mayor of a world fa­mous town known for its safety and friendly, help­ful peo­ple? Come on Mr Leggett and Mr Simp­son, do you want to go down in his­tory as the peo­ple who let Porirua die or the peo­ple who brought Porirua back to life? DANIEL LEWIS, Can­nons Creek.

(Let­ter abridged)

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