Coun­cil dou­ble stan­dards

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Is it just me or does Porirua City Coun­cil have two sets of rules – one for the coun­cil, the other for home­own­ers?

As most peo­ple will have no­ticed Porirua City Coun­cil has erected a rather large speed cam­era at the bot­tom of Whit­ford Brown Ave. A great money spin­ner, I be­lieve.

The voice of the speed­sters was heard and as the cam­era was erected in front of a po­hutakawa tree and not eas­ily vis­i­ble, the said tree was felled two Fri­days ago.

I rang Porirua City Coun­cil last week and asked if I could re­move a po­hutakawa tree off my prop­erty and was told I couldn’t even trim my tree, let alone chop it down, with­out its per­mis­sion. Which I prob­a­bly wouldn’t get if the tree was over two me­tres high.

This smacks of dou­ble stan­dards.

I can nei­ther trim nor fell my tree to get more sun­light on my sec­tion, but the coun­cil can fell (not merely trans­plant its po­hutakawa tree) so a few speed­sters can more eas­ily see a speed cam­era.

I am sur­prised our lo­cal iwi aren’t all over this.

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