Ti­tahi Bay Beach signs

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

On be­half of the Ti­tahi Bay Com­mu­nity Group, I am pleased to re­port, in re­sponse to Peter Keats’ let­ter (June 9) that con­sul­ta­tion is un­der way with Porirua City Coun­cil for new sig­nage at Ti­tahi Bay Beach af­ter the is­sue was raised in the latest Ti­tahi Bay Vil­lage Plan.

If Peter or any­one else would like to par­tic­i­pate in the process, the con­tact per­son is Trudi Sut­cliffe ( trudi. sut­cliffe@ gmail.com). The pro­posed de­signs may be viewed on the Ti­tahi Bay Com­mu­nity Group’s public Face­book page.

Rea­sons res­i­dents and visi­tors come to our city is be­cause we don’t have park­ing me­ters and they can park close to shops.

Public toi­lets are a must, as well as some in the Me­ga­Cen­tre. That could be done by us­ing some of the va­cant shops and would save ratepay­ers money.

A grassed area is not go­ing to bring busi­ness to Porirua when peo­ple can go to the mall, which is clean and warm and there’s no worry about get­ting hit by a skate­board or bike.

The coun­cil has so much of ratepay­ers’ money. Maybe it could ask the peo­ple on the street what our city needs in­stead of com­ing up with things that are of no use for a big part of the year.

The year 1965 was spe­cial for us all, es­pe­cially for Ti­tahi Bay Lit­tle Theatre. At the an­nual meet­ing that year theatre mem­bers voted not to al­ter per­for­mance nights to fit in with pop­u­lar TV pro­grammes.

I di­rected a first birth­day mu­sic hall, which was staged in St Matthew’s church hall be­cause the so­ci­ety could not af­ford the rental charges for the army hall in Whitehouse Rd that year.

We re­hearsed in our flat be­hind Dr Alan Smith’s surgery. His evening pa­tients en­joyed lis­ten­ing to the mu­sic that floated through the walls and en­ter­tained them while they waited. Theatre pres­i­dent Ken McCormick’s young son Gary starred in the Au­gust school hol­i­day chil­dren’s con­cert that year, wear­ing a tutu, and our son Alis­tair is now very pleased he did not win the city’s beau­ti­ful baby com­pe­ti­tion, staged in Porirua’s spank­ing new store, James Smiths.

In 1965, Ti­tahi Bay Lit­tle Theatre re­ceived a grant for £900 from the Golden Kiwi, a for­tune in those days. Here’s hop­ing another fairy god­mother will sup­port Porirua Lit­tle Theatre’s ex­cit­ing

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