Apol­ogy needed

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As a tan­gata whenua kau­matua of Porirua, I think it was an in­sult to not in­vite the mayor of Porirua to the royal visit at the Royal New Zealand Po­lice Col­lege.

To men­tion that the oc­ca­sion was to be a non-po­lit­i­cal event was out­ra­geous. We are all im­por­tant as people of this city. I have seen it grow for many years from rolling hills to two or three shops in the area, from a lit­tle town to a city. Whomever made the de­ci­sion not to in­vite the mayor should go back to the draw­ing board and take a look at re­spect, dig­nity and tra­di­tion.

An apol­ogy should be made to the mayor about this omis­sion.

What flavour or vibes did you use to ex­clude him? Did all who were in­vited get to shake their hands or say hi? Re­source Man­age­ment Act 1991, I have en­ter­tained many politi­cians, coun­cil­lors and lo­cals with what holis­tic plan­ning, de­sign and man­age­ment was meant to be all about.

How­ever, slow up­take has caused the ac­cel­er­a­tion of the pol­lu­tion of Porirua and Pau­ata­hanui.

That has only re­cently been recog­nised.

The leg­is­la­tion re­quired collection of real-time in­for­ma­tion and ed­u­ca­tion run in tan­dem from the out­set.

That has never been the case and much of what we have are just im­ma­ture prac­tice ex­er­cises done at my and other ratepay­ers’ ex­pense.

Now we have the faux us­age of holism in the sup­port documents in the 30-year plan for Plim­mer­ton to Pukerua Bay now in early prepa­ra­tion ( Kapi- Mana, April 22).

The pro­pos­als to date have not picked up on what the ef­fects on Pukerua Bay are go­ing to be be­cause the bound­aries to the study are ill-de­fined.

Again we have been over­looked. And it is the com­mu­nity’s fault.

It is time to think be­yond your own do­main and think of the joys of Pukerua Bay trans­ferred into to­mor­row.

There are some very good points about the struc­ture plan be­ing made by Colin Bleas­dale,

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