The Northland Age
Roads driving us around the bend
We have just been to Auckland and what AT have done to the roading is a complete mess.
We think we are reasonably intelligent and use some common sense, but when you are going around Auckland with speed limits of 30km/ h, then 50 then no idea, T3, one lane ahead, can’ t turn left, oops! wrong lane, oh!
You’re in T3, not allowed between 7-10am, etc.
Can’t go there, and cones everywhere.
Itisa nightmare. If Kiwis can’t work it out, imagine [what it’s like for] the poor tourists. Aucklanders, no wonder your mental health is suffering.
Brownie you have a huge job in getting the roads back to a logical system. Good luck as I don’t think AT[knows what it is doing].
Don’t get me started on the state of the Northland roads as you go in and out of pot holes and half the tarmac is bare, cheese cutters through the Dome valley and cones, 30 to 50km/h then 60-100km/h in a matter of 50 metres; absolutely ludicrous
Third World, what a joke, and road to zero, Jolly dreaming.
Vickie Corbin Mahinepua, Kaeo
Tips for new mayor
Our new FNDC mayor no doubt has a mega action list and online suggestions already, but these are mine:
Re-establish a full council works and infrastructure department with full-time jobs. Hint, review Northland Waste and Fulton Hogan. Prioritise council owned flats and apartments, and Papakainga developments. Honour Ricky Houghton’s memory.
Review all contracted out council work and consider bringing it back in house with full time workers.
Te Tiriti to be at the forefront, the future of the North is young and brown.
Alec Morgan Tokerau Beach
I’ve always held Boyce Lawrence in high regard.
He’s a good man and a real asset to his community, but my admiration soared to new heights this morning when I read the story about the Karikari Fire Brigade’s honours night.
I know he’s been around for a while, but his gold bar for 337 years was especially well deserved.
Could this be a record? And my wife wants to know if he received it posthumously.
Kaitaia Editor’s note: The information was supplied to the Age but should have read as 33 years.
I am 85 and angry
Bruce Cotterill (Weekend Herald, November 19) questions why New Zealanders are not upset or even angry about the Government’s latest announced legislation on Three
Waters. I put on record that I, an 85-year-old, am very angry about this legislation and was one of the 88,000 submitters. I think it is incongruous that this latest Friday Government announcement should hit the media when our globe-trotting Prime Minister is on an overseas jaunt. I may not understand all the detail of this Three Waters takeover of council and public assets, but I know it is