Appeal against factory disgusts
We are disgusted with Ngati Koroki Kahukura Trust’s appeal to the planned milk powder factory at Arapuni.
It seems they have dismissed the views of the majority of Arapuni’s residents and what is beneficial for the South Waikato District.
Several of their objections are frivolous, such as the visual impact of the factory on Pohara Marae and the increased traffic volume and noise impacting on a neighbouring farm.
In terms of the visual impact, Pohara Marae is barely visible from the proposed factory site and they would need binoculars to even locate its position.
The neighbouring farm has recently been leased by Pohara. Negotiations of this would have been carried out with the full knowledge of the potential impact of the factory.
This obviously did not deter them, nor did the 70m pylon being constructed on the farm.
We have lived directly over the road from the proposed site for 25 years.
While the impact on us would be immense, we have acknowledged the potential benefits to the district.
We have suffered a huge amount of uncertainty and the resulting stress for over 12 months.
Just when we think we have resolution, this happens, thanks NKKT. Jenny and Maurie Cheer
Arapuni. disappointed, essentially the SWDC had an employee for 30 yrs that they never paid.
We, the family, thought it would’ve been appropriate for the council to put up, perhaps, a picnic table or seat either in the CBD or at the sports ground to honour Sam’s memory but we’ve written to the Mayor Neil Sinclair and he’s replied telling us that the council does not do anything like that, if they did it for Sam it would be setting a precedent for future situations such as ours, what a pity aye?
Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate Sam’s life, it was so great to listen to all the heartfelt tributes to him, whoever would’ve thought one person could impact so many lives, a man who was so private, who kept to himself.
He never wanted anything from anybody but wanted to give all he had to anyone who wanted it.
To the scumbags who broke into Sam’s van and stole his money bag the night he died after the police parked it at his home , shame on you. Try doing what Sam did his entire life, get out and work then you too can have whatever you want and could maybe become just a fraction of the person Sam was.
That message also applies to the lowlifes who broke in and ransacked Sam’s house about a month before he died. Love and Friendship to you all, Graham and Helen Nelson