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The Auck­land Coun­cil de­ci­sion to cease mow­ing berms was met with a rel­a­tively muted pub­lic re­sponse. Prop­erty own­ers have coped.

When coun­cil mow­ing con­trac­tors on one oc­ca­sion failed to mow lo­cal walk­ways to pub­lic ex­pec­ta­tion, howls of protest filled lo­cal news­pa­pers. Some­how mat­ters, per­haps as a con­se­quence, were mag­i­cally al­most im­me­di­ately put aright.

Your cor­re­spon­dent Gary Hollis quite rightly re­minds us as oth­ers have done over the years of the ut­ter dev­as­ta­tion left by day trip­pers at East­ern Beach pub­lic re­serve (East­ern Courier, Fe­bru­ary 14). It seems noth­ing has East­ern Beach lo­cals ap­pre­ci­ate vis­i­tors be­ing tidy Ki­wis.

changed. Our fam­ily lived in that area a decade ago. We would have spent many hours in those days dis­tracted from our daily walks in­stead clean­ing up the mess of ma­raud­ing day trip­pers spoil­ing that spe­cial place for oth­ers more con­sid­er­ate than them.

Please speak up read­ers even if it’s not your back­yard in­volved. Si­lence may be golden but not with this go­ing on for so long.

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