New theatre 5
In New Zealand, the incidence of cancer of the tonsils and back of the tongue in men has more than doubled in the last 25 years and is approaching the incidence of cervical cancer in women. These are all diseases which are largely preventable through vaccination.
New Zealand is a world leader in making the new version of the vaccine available for free equally to males and females, and I would wholeheartedly endorse the recommendation that the opportunity for vaccination should be widely taken up. informed on this exciting project, can they keep their negativity to themselves and let Momentum, which are managing the project, get on with the job? The venue is needed now. Hamilton City Council, please do not build a new theatre in Victoria Street. It will cause traffic and parking problems galore.
Any theatre built near the central city will need a multistorey parking building underneath the theatre. This may present building issues, being so close to the river.
The parking building in Hood Street is not an acceptable option, as it would make the trip to the theatre more expensive.
This makes demolishing the Founders Theatre and rebuilding with a multistorey car park underneath a more viable option.
Oh, and allow free parking for ticket holders. are ‘‘more aspirational than the national bottom lines’’ and even the Collaborative Stakeholders Group admitted that achieving them, despite an 80-year timeframe, would be ‘‘costly and difficult’’.
Part of the reason is that full achievement of these, according to the plan, ‘‘requires technologies or practices not yet available’’.
The Vision and Strategy aims to restore the rivers ‘‘so that they are safe for people to swim in and take food from over their entire length’’. I don’t believe the original intent of this objective was an expectation that waterways should be swimmable every day of the year, including winter and in flood. That’s not how it reads.
The other objective, that seems to have been forgotten, is the relationship between the rivers and the economic social and cultural well-being of Waikato’s communities. Social wellbeing links closely with employment and economic security.
The economic report made it clear that implementing the plan as proposed would have a chilling effect on the regional economy.
Those two critical objectives, and the way they are interpreted, have the ability to either ruin the future of the regional economy or allow it to prosper and grow while still making gains in water quality. It is a bit rich Hamilton claiming the velodrome in the article on the future of Hamilton (Waikato Times, July 15).
Hamilton City Council did not contribute a cent towards the cost of the velodrome, and actually it is in Cambridge.
A better article would have been on the future of the Waikato, which impacts on everyone living here. Also there are similar developments happening across the whole district. so must destroy our roads. To read comments that they have nowhere to go and that ratepayers/taxpayers should supply them with somewhere to do their burnouts is the mentality that we should give the young generation everything that they require and then they will comply.
They have enough money to buy and enhance their vehicles for burnouts, so logic tells you that if they combine their monies and form a legitimate club, then they could purchase land and develop their own strip and charge accordingly to recoup costs.
It is time these enthusiasts took responsibility and made the correct decisions and adapt their behaviours. Most are intelligent people and are capable of running and controlling such events without damaging our roads and creating dangerous situations for them and spectators.