Well done

The Northland Age - - Opinion - T GLASSON Kaikohe MARK CHAM­BER­LAIN By email

I would like to thank the staff of FNDC for their prompt at­ten­tion in grad­ing and met­alling Up­per Hill­crest Road, Kaikohe two days af­ter I phoned them in­form­ing them that it needed do­ing.

Well done, peo­ple. Rogers and Pak’nSave for pro­vid­ing their cus­tomers with al­ter­na­tives to plas­tic bags, Rogers and Rogers with their brown pa­per bags and Pak’nSave with their card­board boxes, both free, by the way.

Sci­en­tists tell us that by the year 2050 the to­tal weight of plas­tic in our oceans will be greater than the weight of fish. There­fore, I wish to make known to all and sundry that if I have a choice be­tween re­tail­ers in the fair town of Kaitaia, I will choose the one of­fer­ing free al­ter­na­tives to plas­tic bags, ev­ery time.

And wouldn’t it be great if we were all of the same mind and our re­tail­ers re­sponded pos­i­tively and we be­came the first town in the coun­try to elim­i­nate all plas­tic bags? The Brown Pa­per Bag Town. “Good old Kaitaia, where they care about our oceans, let’s go visit.” ap­par­ently this be­hav­iour was dealt with at the time, and another in­de­pen­dent re­port is now im­mi­nent.

Let us be quite clear how­ever, there can be no ex­cuse for any un­in­vited propo­si­tion­ing or in­tim­i­da­tion in the work­place – ev­ery­one, both male and fe­male, is en­ti­tled to feel safe and se­cure in this en­vi­ron­ment.

There seems to be no sug­ges­tion of any un­law­ful or crim­i­nal be­hav­iour here, but if that is not cor­rect then the po­lice should in­ves­ti­gate and-

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