I would be grateful if you could elucidate the term ‘‘passive recreation’’ for me.
According to the Oxford Dictionary, passive means ‘‘accepting or allowing what happens or what others do without active response or resistance’’.
In fact Roget’s Thesaurus lists this word under ‘‘inertia’’, whereas recreation is defined as ‘‘activity done for enjoyment’’.
So how can this term be applied to those adults and children who run, walk, bike, ride trikes or scooters, and parents who push baby buggies briskly round Aotea Lagoon?
I would also be interested to know if the successful applicant for the ‘‘beautiful job’’ [ Kapi-mana News March 6, P17] of Keeping Porirua Beautiful is going to show those who attend the Keep New Zealand Beautiful conference in September computer-generated pictures of the proposed wake park on the Aotea Lagoon with the 11-metre-high steel towers, and the changing rooms and parking facilities in the picnic areas.
JILL PATTLE, Camborne.