Bridge jumping fun
I’m writing in regards to the article on Paremata bridge jumpers [ KMN, January 15].
It looks to me like the teenagers are having a blast. They’re outdoors, exercising, not watching a screen, and taking some risk, yes, but isn’t that what people complain about (kids these days being wrapped in cotton wool).
Mike Pryce, the harbourmaster, says they should stop as they ‘‘risk life-threatening injuries’’. Bridge jumping is free and open to everyone, boating is not and it also risks causing life-threatening injuries.
Surely there is some solution that means both types of pleasure seekers can have their fun. socio-economic areas of Porirua to trim their native trees is rather worrying.
Even though Plimmerton and Pukerua Bay residents are already subject to this situation, the mayor denies any knowledge gained through his position with the council. Why not?
Has he been too busy organising self-promotion with The Listener? Perhaps he hasn’t attended enough meetings.
When questioned on this issue recently he made the comment ‘‘quality not quantity’’. Well, where is the quality, Nick?
Why do these measures only apply in the low Labour vote catchment areas of Porirua?
What are the reasons for the measures other than an inadequate interpretation of the Resource Management Act? We expect better than this for your $100,000-plus salary.
I was very disappointed to read Ms Kelly’s personal attack on individual trustees in this week’s Kapi-Mana News (January 15).
Mana Education Centre, as a charitable trust, is assisted by grants from several funders and is very aware of the dilemma faced by these organisations when having to make hard decisions.
The reality is that the number of worthy groups needing funding support far outweighs the money available. I am sure that all trustees of MCGF work tirelessly for this city and do not deserve to be attacked personally by disgruntled individuals.