Sur­fies’ kind­ness ap­pre­ci­ated

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

it had been in­ef­fec­tual and ill-con­ceived.

That is what was sug­gested as a res­o­lu­tion at En­vi­ron­ment Court me­di­a­tion.

In­stead, from ad­her­ence to dog­ma­tism his coun­cil has now cre­ated some­thing cost­ing 100 times that much in le­gal costs alone, as well as some­thing con­trary to the coun­cil’s own plans for the Bay’s de­vel­op­ment and the com­mu­nity’s wishes for man­ag­ing and en­hanc­ing the Bay.

What will the Au­di­tor Gen­eral say about that?

In ad­di­tion, his coun­cil has added to the de­struc­tion of the Bay’s nat­u­ral char­ac­ter with yet another mon­u­ment to man’s in­abil­ity to tame coastal dy­nam­ics (usu­ally from ig­no­rance) with hard struc­tures, and has con­trib­uted to the in­cre­men­tal oblit­er­a­tion of ur­ban streams (in this case Ka­paka­panui Creek, first noted on a sur­vey plan in 1863).

The mayor, his coun­cil and his staff should be ashamed. blood and sac­ri­fice of thou­sands of New Zealan­ders and oth­ers. There was a howl­ing gale on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 27. Though I’m 72 and weigh only 38kg, I de­cided to take a walk on the beach.

I was soon blown back­wards from the lo­cal shops up the ramp by the surf club and into the front of a van.

Out came a nice young man, who helped me to a place where I could sit and re­cover. For­tu­nately for me, it was the open­ing day of the surf club’s sea­son.

I held on to the ropes by the bus stop at the far end of the beach while I waited for the 4.55pm bus. It never came.

I had to un­der­take a walk home of about 5km, and was rather blown home. Thanks to the boys from the surf club, I made it.

A sin­cere thank you to them. Right royal wel­come: While baby Prince Wil­liam was no doubt play­ing with a Buzzy Bee toy back in Wellington, Prince Charles took time dur­ing his 1983 tour to visit Porirua.

This photo shows the heir to the throne be­ing mobbed by en­thu­si­as­tic chil­dren at Wai­tan­girua Mall. We would love to hear from any of the chil­dren in this price­less pic­ture – they would be in their 30s or 40s now. Any in­for­ma­tion or fur­ther pho­tos from this royal visit would be wel­comed. Email news@kmananews.co.nz. Flash­back feed­back: Mary Sta­ple: the pic­ture in your Fri­day Flash­back was awe­some! From the left, the band mem­bers are Aaron McMinn, Philip Le­mo­fua, Michael Enoka, Sam Feather­ston and Matt Fair­ley.

They were all in 7th form at Aotea Col­lege in 1996, the year they won.

Pretty sure they put a whole lot of ran­dom words in a hat and drew two out, and there you have it: Mary Sta­ple.

CHRISSIE CRAW­SHAW Crick­eters cor­rec­tion: [In the photo] Tawa Col­lege first XI cap­tain Robert Tay­lor has the hat on and is pre­sent­ing cur­rent Black Cap Mark Gille­spie with the ball and wicket af­ter he took 11 wick­ets in one day and to com­mem­o­rate Mark’s 100th wicket for Tawa Col­lege first XI. The match was against Nae­nae Col­lege at Nae­nae Col­lege on Novem­ber 16, 1996.

JOHN GILLE­SPIE

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