I feel compelled to write to your newspaper about the roadside garbage around town. I am appalled to see so much when there is so much reference to the massive problem on the beaches with plastics and packaging of all types.
I find it frustrating to say the least that some people just dump their garbage in the streets.
Open the car window and get rid of it seems to be the norm. What is it that causes some folk to just not care. Is it laziness? or just a no care attitude. There are disposal facilities that are installed to collect this stuff yet folk take no notice.
The other gripe I have is the amount of tobacco or bug weed and wild ginger growing all around town.
I believe it is listed as a noxious weed and therefore may not be allowed to grow. Well I suspect the very powers that be, do not keep to their side of the bargain. One place in particular is on Pipiwai Road just after the rail bridge going west. the roadside is over grown with tobacco weed. Masses of it. Not a good example to the public.
I suggest a dedicated worker with a ute and chain saw to rove around full time to clean up the place. One man could eventually get on top of the problem. I’d be interested to hear some comment on these matters. _ Gavin Elias, Tikipunga