In regard to the July 24 article on the Mongrel Mob members at the council chambers protesting against council proposal to ban offensive words and symbols on gravestones.
I just think what hypocrites some people are, because if they were put in a similar position where their family and mates are put next to a gang member, especially Black Power emblazoned, they would do the haka.
Instead of removing the body like the wife who moved her husband and going through proper channels, I can positively say 100 per cent, the Mongrel Mob would be arrogant enough and disrespectful of the person and law and desecrate the gravesite next to them.
If the Mongrel Mob wins the right to display their dogs, swastikas, seig heils on their gravestones, then should it be my right to enquire if the buried person in the next grave is a gang member and request another if it is?
We all can expect to be placed next to anyone of any religion, nationality, age or gender because it is the norm but to be next to someone who has hateful words, displaying negativity and horrible signage on their stone – I don’t want to be.
NAME WITHHELD, Porirua. under major projects (capital works), it shows total cost of the city centre revitalisation is $18.815 million but on page 94 in a table titled What It Will Cost, when you add up the totals it has become $32.757m.
Would the person responsible for the LTP explain to me how $18.8m turns into $32.757m on the next page?
I thought it was an audited document.
CLIVE MILLANTA, Titahi Bay. PCC Strategy and Planning general manager Moira Lawler responds:
The $18.815 million noted on page 93 of the 2012-22 Long Term Plan refers solely to the budgeted capital cost of the City Centre Revitalisation project.
The figure of $32.757 million on page 94 refers to a number of other associated costs for the project.
These include $500,000 per annum across the 10 years of the plan for project management, consultation, design, and so on, interest from loans ($4.7 million), depreciation ($4.2 million) and a share of corporate overheads ($1 million).