80kmh too fast

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

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.


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