FROM THE ED­I­TOR

Kapi-Mana News - - FRONT PAGE -

Mayor Mike Tana’s will­ing­ness to tackle beg­ging in Porirua must come as wel­come news to busi­ness own­ers wor­ried about the is­sue.

Last week the Kapi-Mana News spent time talk­ing to peo­ple at Can­nons Creek Shop­ping Cen­tre and a few things stood out.

They were pas­sion­ate about their sub­urb, their busi­nesses and each other, but they need sup­port.

Most busi­ness own­ers were quick to com­mend the lo­cal po­lice for their work, but said it was time for coun­cil to play its part.

Beg­ging is a so­cial is­sue and, while a ban might not be the an­swer, the prob­lem can’t be ig­nored.

Can­nons Creek Shop­ping Cen­tre is a bustling, vi­brant oa­sis, pro­vid­ing im­por­tant fa­cil­i­ties to the sub­urb and it de­serves to be sup­ported.

Ev­ery­one has a part to play in that.

— Amy Jack­man, News Di­rec­tor Com­mu­ni­ties

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