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CBD up­grade frame­work re­vealed

Sher­jose: ‘‘I’m a ratepayer and think that this is a fan­tas­tic idea. Un­til now we have turned our back on our har­bour. It will at­tract more peo­ple to the city cen­tre and peo­ple will visit to do more than just shop at the big box stores!’’

har­ry­jay: ‘‘What a waste of money and I don’t even pay rates! Next thing we will be get­ting a big bill­board of a cer­tain mayor.’’

johnopkb: ‘‘The Min­is­ter for Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment is up­set that rates have risen by an av­er­age of 7%, year on year, over the last decade. Mine, in part of Porirua City, have risen by con­sid­er­ably more than that. If the rise this year is go­ing to be more than the CPI, the coun­cil can stick this pro­posal where the sun won’t reach. Stick to your knit­ting, pro­vide the ba­sic ser­vices we need, and keep my rates as close to 0% in­crease as you can please.’’

Dead­line pro­posed for Aotea wakepark

do the maths: ‘‘The pro­posal will change the face of the la­goon sub­stan­tially de­spite 57% of users sur­veyed in 2009 stat­ing they didn’t want to see any change to its then con­fig­u­ra­tion. When pub­lic sub­mis­sions were heard in 2010 the ma­jor­ity of Porirua res­i­dents who sub­mit­ted their views were against the pro­posal. It has been es­ti­mated that in­come from the pro­posal may be $60,000 per year – but coun­cil has

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