Rodney Times - - CONVERSATIONS -

It is dis­ap­point­ing that North­cote MP Jonathan Cole­man is say­ing North­cote Point couldn’t cope if SkyPath ‘‘were the sole exit point for cy­clists’’ (Rod­ney Times Septem­ber 5). The min­is­ter had been in­formed that SkyPath will con­nect to the SeaPath, so this is a re­dun­dant con­cern. In case greater clar­ity is needed, NZTA’s web­site page on SeaPath is clear: ‘‘SeaPath will work in con­junc­tion with SkyPath to pro­vide a con­tin­u­ous walk­ing and cy­cling con­nec­tion be­tween the North Shore and Auck­land’s city cen­tre.’’ For greed.

For a thou­sand years the sun and rain and earth have worked to­gether, and nur­tured, fed and warmed this plant which you have dared to sever.

Ten times your life it took to grow, this gi­ant lofty tower.

What right have you, a lit­tle man, to fell it in an hour?

What rea­son lies within your mind to make you think it sound and right, to bring this mighty monarch crash­ing to the ground?

It will make some or­nate pan­elling, quite beau­ti­ful to see.

But I for one would rather have it left there as a tree.

For fifty gen­er­a­tions of men will live and die be­fore an­other king like this will reach to­wards the sky. re­minds me of a cow shed. Well, the wa­ter meets you at the door and con­tin­ues to the toi­lets, it stank. Lucky I could make the choice not to use them and wait. On the way home they did not stink and I was not able to avoid them. I fail to see any­thing of value that has been done to them, is some­one hav­ing a joke? Ap­par­ently Auck­land Coun­cil also sees the sim­i­lar­ity to the cow

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