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,