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.
MARG CONAL, Whitby.
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.