Maybe if the people running Housing New Zealand moved from their comfortable homes and lived in one of these houses they would know what it is like to be stressed, cold and scared.
Housing New Zealand is not communicating because it doesn’t care about the people of Porirua City or the number of times they have to go to the doctor with health issues created by these conditions. switch the heater on because the houses are so cold.
Many young people have to go back to their parents (lucky ones). Otherwise some of them are destined to spending time under bushes or bridges in desperation. For years I have wondered how Pataka measures the number of visitors it receives.
I recently I read that the number for the last 12 months was 285,000, with half from outside Porirua.
How are these numbers are ascertained? I know I’ve never been surveyed when visiting Pataka. I wish to inform the following:
Some years ago the word ‘‘Maoris’’ disappeared from all media. Perhaps someone could enlighten me as I find there is no reason to ban this word, meaning many.
There is a far more compelling reason to ban this word ‘‘Pakeha’’ and to follow the same fate as the word ‘‘Maoris’’.
We see constantly in print the degrading word ‘‘Pakeha’’.
There is another meaning besides ‘‘Village Flea’’ that was missed out in my last letter and this is ‘‘Village Sperm’’.
It’s no wonder many people get riled when referred to as Pakeha by so many unenlightened people. dying cat off Mana View Rd. It had just been hit by a vehicle. That driver would have known the cat had been hit because there were tyre skid marks.
The driver did not stop to check on the cat and his/her actions were callous and inhumane. Locally there is a very heartless person. most of the rubbish in lieu of summertime beach wardens.
Further to that, we ask, how can the council justify a bylaw for dogs, litter, liquor and fires on the beach, yet none for cars?
More than a decade ago Porirua City Council, Wellington Regional Council and Titahi Bay Residents’ Assn agreed (court order by consent) on the existing signposted rules for boat-shed parking at each end and the carfree centre beach area, but the city council has since reneged on the necessary bylaw.
Is that the logic expected of a responsible local authority?