80kmh too fast
being released for consultation and again prior to the Long Term Plan being adopted, the Office of the Auditor General conducted a review of the plan based on the work done by Ernst and Young.
Both the draft and the final Long Term Plan passed this ‘‘hot review’’ and the audit endorsement represents the opinion of the Office of the Auditor General.
Mr Renouf is sufficiently aware of the process to know that his comments do not accurately reflect the true position of the council. The community can be assured that the audit was carried out to the highest possible standards, that it reflects the opinion of the Auditor General and that the Long Term Plan fully complies with the statutory requirements for the Local Government Act 2002. Editor,
Firstly, I’d like to add one comment to Andrew Wellum’s letter [Kapi-Mana News, July 31], titled ‘Speedsters welcome’. Could I just remind Stephen Wickens that it’s ‘Better late than never’.
Secondly, I’ve observed from commuting daily between Paremata and Lower Hutt, that with the exception of about the last 2km, Pauatahanui Inlet is unsafe at 80kmh.
Furthermore, there is absolutely no room for cyclists on this route and barely enough room for heavy vehicles heading in opposite directions.
Seeing that this is a state highway, the blame for setting this unrealistic and unsafe speed limit, lies at the door of the New Zealand Transport Agency. So, here we have yet another example of NZTA’s much vaunted Safer Journeys strategy. Their current TV message titled, ‘The Faster You Go The Bigger The Mess’, needs to be put into practice.
ROB McLEAN, Plimmerton stopping things from happening or moving forward and make things hard for community groups, and do their best to stand all over the vision of some great community initiatives.
I’m so thankful they are not all the same.
Big ups to councillor Liz Kelly, for her constant fight and support to better this city. For her outspoken word to make things happen. Liz is a councillor who tirelessly strives for our community and the people in it.
JANNAH BENNETT, Porirua