Worth sav­ing

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rules with ‘a pinch of salt’.

My close en­counter hap­pened yes­ter­day, at about 3pm as I was driv­ing into the park­ing ar­eas be­hind the Me­mo­rial Hall. I was driv­ing along Tal­is­man Drive to park be­hind theBNZ where I am­able to get amo­bil­ity park.

As I was al­most level with the exit road on my left from be­hind the Me­mo­rial Hall, one car drove straight out in front of me! I stopped of course, then two more driv­ers fol­lowed.

A white line painted on the road at this exit means ‘Give Way’, it’s not just there for dec­o­ra­tion!

Un­for­tu­nately I was not able to get the reg­is­tra­tion num­bers, be­ing too shocked at such a bla­tant dis­re­gard of the road rules. You three driv­ers know I am talk­ing about you. Be a lit­tle more care­ful in fu­ture. HWESTON

Katikati

I have lived in Katikati for 30 plus years. The most hos­pitable peo­ple I met over these years were horse rid­ing and dog walk­ing peo­ple down Tuapiro Point. I took the coun­cil to task with so much lo­cal sup­port. Horse rid­ers were be­ing fined for rid­ing.

Af­ter a meet­ing with the coun­cil and a for­mi­da­ble pe­ti­tion the coun­cil gave con­sent for us to con­tinue to ride horses.

I re­alise the coun­cil wants to put this beau­ti­ful place on the map, but what about the peo­ple who live there, some for gen­er­a­tions, rid­ing, pic­nick­ing, play­ing games?

Teach­ing chil­dren to ride and en­joy the ex­pe­ri­ence, dogs, horses and heaps of lo­cals. Not the sort of pol­lu­tion camper vans and free­dom campers leave be­hind.

An an­i­mal lover, a lo­cal will not leave glass, cans and rub­bish be­hind. We used to, at the end of an event, pick up poo, etc.

We have and con­tinue to en­joy a place we call “our own”. Please don’t take this away from the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

I don’t live there any­more but can’t be­lieve this is hap­pen­ing again.

A place worth sav­ing for the peo­ple who live there year round.

They de­serve this spe­cial place. LUBISSETT Waihi

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