Trust meet­ing,

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Edi­tor,

Hav­ing at­tended the Hutt Mana Char­i­ta­ble Trust An­nual Meet­ing here in Porirua on May 17 I am sur­prised there has been no cov­er­age of this im­por­tant event.

Sadly its loss in as­set value over the last year of $3.5 mil­lion, as re­ported, is no cause for cel­e­bra­tion and com­pares poorly with a growth in value of the trusts as­sets in the pre­vi­ous fi­nan­cial year of a sim­i­lar amount, achieved by for­mer trustees.

This loss could have been min­imised had al­ter­na­tive op­tions been taken in re­spect of as­set man­age­ment.

Dur­ing the last lo­cal elec­tions I ex­pressed the view that funds and as­set man­age­ment was a crit­i­cal re­quire­ment for trustees.

In the light of the HMCT’s per­for­mance since that time I hope elec­tors will see that the state­ment I made then, was not en­tirely self­serv­ing.

JOHN BURKE, Mana once that we should have a Peanut Slab. Def­i­nitely not for our city to grow, let’s ac­cept its birth, its his­tory and be true.

Te Rau­paraha be­longs to this land and his gift to New Zealand through Porirua and Ngati Toa, so an ideal en­sign should be cre­ated around him. ARTHUR HOKENA-BRIGHTWELL,

Porirua. (Let­ter abridged) made no in­come or cost fig­ures avail­able.’’

Jenn: ‘‘. . . Peo­ple need to re­alise is that while there is a de­bate go­ing on around the use of the Aotea La­goon as the site for this pro­posed busi­ness, that all pro­ce­dure has been fol­lowed, no de­cep­tion by Mr Mar­low has happened, so the neg­a­tive and bi­ased at­ti­tudes around Mr Mar­low needs to stop. Grow up and learn that it’s a pub­lic park, which means that ap­pli­ca­tions such as Mr Mar­low’s hap­pen all the time all over NZ for com­mer­cial use . . .’’

Tris­tram Cheer: ‘‘@Ev­ery­one say­ing no to the la­goon, You are the rather vo­cal mi­nor­ity on this. Sub­mis­sions were in favour by a long shot and those op­posed were mainly from the area around the la­goon, which, hav­ing been raised in Porirua and hav­ing friends in the area, treat the la­goon like a per­sonal back­yard. It’s un­der­used and run down with no signs it will ever be­come pop­u­lar again without some­thing like the wake park.’’

Frank Dux: ‘‘ . . . I’m not against it but I am against it be­ing at Aotea la­goon. Build a new venue for this. Maybe by the nat­u­ral la­goons by the turnoff at State High­way One.’’

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