NZTA can do bet­ter

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

NZ Trans­port Agency seems to be con­tin­u­ing to act in a cav­a­lier fash­ion with re­gard to com­mu­ni­cat­ing with res­i­dents whose houses it wishes to buy to build roads.

The ex­am­ple you gave (Fe­bru­ary 18) was Bartlett Rd, Tawa, where Gay­lene Lines was dis­mayed to learn NZTA planned to build a road right through her property.

This is a ma­jor headache for any property owner, and it seems to be that NZTA does not un­der­stand or care about the feel­ings of the people it is af­fect­ing.

I have read of res­i­dents in the same sit­u­a­tion in parts of Welling­ton and also north to­wards Kapiti ex­press­ing sim­i­lar dis­may at the lack of con­sul­ta­tion.

It is not good enough for NZTA to come in and turn people’s lives upside down with hardly a shrug of the shoul­ders.

I liked the line from Sky­lah that she tried to be quiet be­cause she did not want to wake her brother!

And good work too by Red­wood School for giv­ing its star pupil an achieve­ment award. Sky­lah de­served the award and it might also have been a good les­son for the other chil­dren about how to act in a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion. As­so­ci­a­tion by the Ti­tahi Bay Res­i­dents’ and Ratepay­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion when it folded in 2005.

The pub­lic meet­ing of Ti­tahi Bay Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion also heard that the money was spent on pub­lish­ing the Bay Vil­lage Plan and its as­so­ci­ated pub­lic meet­ing ex­penses.

The $12,858 on term de­posit now is new money saved by the as­so­ci­a­tion af­ter that.

We ap­pre­ci­ate the enthusiasm and hard work of all those who have helped to achieve those sav­ings.

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