Redcliffs Park a definite flood risk
In reply to Ron Williams (Nov 13), I am attaching a photo of Redcliffs Park, taken on June 24, 2017 when king tides flooded the lowest part of the park. It was possible to drive along the roads around the park, but only just, unlike the Wahine storm when Redcliffs Park was under about a metre of water, rendering roads less than navigable.
While surrounding houses are at a higher level than the park, they will also be affected by high tides and storm surge before the century is out.
Love the bus
I notice a few complaints in regards to the city bus services. I had an appointment at the hospital and caught the no.80 bus at the end of my street. Twenty minutes later, I got off at the hospital. After my appointment, I caught the 80 bus back to Wigram, taking 22 minutes. Pleasant drivers, no trying to find a park or catch a shuttle, and no-one in a yellow top trying to ruin your day.
Now that the TPP negotiations are over, with a predictably disappointing turnaround by the Labour/NZ First Government, I guess we’d better start counting which of the election promises they’ll be able to keep.
The rhetoric of the Prime Minister should not detract from the fact that NZ had no power to change anything essential about the deal, least of all the sovereignty compromising ISDS clause.
Only a few weeks into the new government the realisation sets in that our political leaders are a mere sideshow to the corporate rule we are subjected to.
Manfred von Tippelskirch