I have a question for those who dumped a quantity of polystyrene and garden rubbish at the popular family area of Bradey’s Bay and to those who dumped metres of garden windbreak entangled with loads of pohutukawa clippings at one of the Papakowhai lagoons.
Perhaps you were also responsible for slaughtering five large sea birds minding their own business at the same lagoon?
The question is, if you could afford the television and presumably like to have a garden environment and could afford to drive your waste to dump somewhere, why not pay the tip fee and dump it properly?
The rest of us just don’t get it. and within two weeks unilaterally decided to sack me.
The committee were advised and reinstated my position but Nash didn’t support his committee’s direction. I found myself without employment.
Allegations and time went by, resulting in the dissolution of KPB by Nash and funds being redirected to KNZB Auckland by PCC. It is unbelievable that a system that worked so well for 22 years can be destroyed so easily.
Over those eight years as coordinator of KPB, myself and many other supporters never lost sight of the simple plan in place to keep our city beautiful.
Hundreds of volunteers planted thousands of trees, developed over 30 ‘Adopt-A-Spots’ – half maintained by periodic detention workers – and picked up tonnes of rubbish.
As a thank-you to our community we usually did a cuppa and strawberry sandwiches at Christmas, but unfortunately this didn’t happen last year. I would like to thank those of you who have written in support of me and the ethos of KPB.
Thanks also to the many who I never had a chance to say farewell to, who worked alongside me to make Porirua the pohutukawa city it is. I still believe passionately in this community. To my trusty volunteers – get ready for my next project.