A sat­is­fied reader

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

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.

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