Keep­ing Porirua Beau­ti­ful

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Ed­i­tor,

I would like to re­spond to the com­ments by Trev Ma­son [KMN, De­cem­ber 25].

Hav­ing re­cently moved away from Porirua to Tawa, I was shocked to see Keep Porirua Beau­ti­ful had closed, which meant that John Pop­ple­ton was and is with­out a job.

I am not aware of what hap­pened about KPB clos­ing down, but would like to make a com­ment to say that it is a sad world when things hap­pen to an or­gan­i­sa­tion that is help­ing the com­mu­nity.

I was a vol­un­teer be­fore John took over the run­ning of KPB from Kevin Jamieson and it was a won­der­ful or­gan­i­sa­tion to work for.

Also, I was a vol­un­teer for Porirua Com­mu­nity Guardians and we had close con­tact with John and worked to­gether with him to make Porirua a bet­ter place to live in.

I am ter­ri­bly sorry for John and all the good time-con­sum­ing work he put into the Porirua com­mu­nity, and other vol­un­teer or­gan­i­sa­tions he was in­volved with. He will be missed. So what else are we to ex­pect in the fu­ture with job cuts/losses and busi­nesses clos­ing down? One won­ders.

All the very best for the fu­ture John.

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