NZTA can do better
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.