being dumped on the edge of them all the time.
Or take a walk around our coast and have a look at the rubbish spread around our shores – not very clean and green I’m afraid.
Nobody likes the idea of a tip anywhere near them, but with the new road running over the hill beside the tip for the new wind farm, there are some huge gullies on the other side of the hill that could be used. If we are going to ruin the area with a wind farm we might as well make use of the gullies as well. Good on you Sarah Piper for your letter (July 23) stating your sadness about Ms Brash’s crusade against Canada geese.
Despite Ms Brash trying to clarify her position (July 30), does the fact that someone has worked in the Department of Conservation give them a licence to kill?
What a low-life outfit it is if it allows innocent animals be bludgeoned to death.
And we wonder why we have such a violent society!
I wish the ex-mayor was more vengeful about all the shonky developers and businesses that continue to pollute and silt up our waterways. That’s doing far more damage than any geese.
Ms Brash and our current mayor are fast paddling us up the creek towards some form of supercity.
The ratepayers seem happy enough to keep forking out everincreasing rates by supporting their regimes. Well, wait until the super-city. The water and wastewater for a start will be easily privatised, giving an income to some poor overseas corporation, and you can pay even more.
I was surprised to see that old chestnut – ‘‘efficiency’’ – rolled out by one of my local councillors.
From the experience of Auckland, the only efficiency is in how they keep efficiently scalping us. If people are gullible enough to believe these self-serving Yes Minister types and the spindoctors, they deserve the Government they get.
Meanwhile, we all continue to keep paying a high price in more ways than one. Editor’s note: The issue of who writes the editorial seems to be vexing our readers.
Just to be clear, it is irrelevant who writes the editorial, because it is the view of a newspaper, not an individual. If it was bylined, it would not be an editorial but a column – lots of people have opinion columns in newspapers.
If it is ‘‘unprofessional and naive’’ not to have the editorial bylined, then newspapers all over the world are guilty! the October election and asked for a mandate.
The Local Government Commission has now been handed a rushed hotchpotch of ideas for amalgamation.
How can it fulfil the legal requirement of making a determination when its mandate requires ‘‘first the commission must be satisfied there is community support for local government reorganisation in the affected areas’’?
Wellington Regional Council’s online self-selected response survey has no validity for any such claim.
Yet Porirua council supports the regional council submission.
I am not the only one who had my response locked out when submitting to the survey. I raised the issue in the Kapi-Mana News and at the so-called consultation meetings.
Many ratepayers may support more regional co-operation, but only if true savings can be demonstrated. That can, of course, be achieved with the existing constitutional structure.
Wellington is not Auckland presuper city. It already co-operates regionally on transport, water and economic development.