Warning signs needed
When I used to visit Ngati Toa Domain regularly 20 years ago with our children’s sport, there were several clear signs on posts where Pascoe Ave meets the channel, indicating the dangers of entering the water at that point due to ‘‘strong tides and fastflowing water’’.
There was probably good reason for this as both harbours empty and fill twice a day.
I have recently visited the area again and noticed that the signs have been removed.
Has the danger gone away? I also noticed that this site is now host to campervans, motorhomes etc. They bring to the area visitors and families who will not be familiar with the natural hazards that presumably still remain.
Do we have to have a tragedy for a local family or overseas visitor before sensible precautions are put back in place?
Does Porirua need this sort of publicity? Tapu (February 24).
I also have put nice plastic flowers at my mum’s grave and had them stolen.
I don’t believe they blew away because I put mine in a jar and filled the jar with dirt to give it weight. The whole jar was taken.
The other plastic flowers that were not as pretty didn’t get touched.
If any were to blow away it should have been those ones, which kind of lie on the ground. It is heartbreaking. I hope karma comes to whoever is taking them.
We get an infestation of the Queensland fruit fly in suburban Auckland because our border security is so inefficient it can’t perform its primary function.
Any reasonable person would agree that relentless spending on reviews to cut costs and save money won’t solve the structural issues facing any territorial authority with a high-population, low-rating base and no major cash cow assets.
That is the case for amalgamation.