A satisfied reader
The October 22 issue was really top-notch, a great read.
I learned a few interesting things about Greenland and about New Zealand’s odd response to sports cheats. But it was ‘‘Iconic Bright’s closing its doors’’ that really captured my mind.
Ms Bright’s memories were great and I feel sure a booklet on the history of the store would be well received by residents of Porirua.
So many people have expressed sadness that the store is leaving Paremata Drive, that it is certain we will find our way to the new address.
Kapi-Mana News goes from strength to strength. reasonable level is asking ratepayers to ‘‘subsidise private businesses to fill up our landfill quicker’’.
All the rubbish being picked up and disposed of actually belongs to the ratepayers and if they weren’t paying a middleman to dispose of it, they would be taking it directly at the tip themselves and still fill up the tip at the same pace.
Forcing rubbish businesses to take their rubbish to another council’s tip is unfair of Porirua City Council because it artificially reduces its own rubbish volumes and increases another council’s, allowing its own tip to have a longer life and reducing the other council’s.
As a ratepayer who doesn’t use a collector and who takes a trailer to the dump twice a year, I think the tip rates are too high.