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We have a responsibility to look after our future generations. There are no quick solutions to address poverty. However, long-term investment in our children is vital for future generations and also in our future prosperity. Jessica Lee, Bucklands Beach Extinguish this council THE proposed ban on fireplaces in homes, along with the figures quoted by the Auckland Council, are once more a nonsense and part of the plan by the council to make Auckland the world’s most unlive- able city. It’s inconceivable that domestic fires make up 75 per cent of Auck- land’s pollution, a council claim. This would suggest we’d all have to be sitting round our fires year- round. The figures just can’t be substantiated. Pollution can be seen clearly from Howick to the height of Mt Wellington, regularly in early autumn when temperature inver- sion occurs, well before more fires are even lit and it’s clear that the pollution comes mainly from vehicles, including diesel buses, which the council wishes us all to use. People create pollution and the council is hell-bent in getting more people into Auckland to cause more pollution. The council claims there is a problem as 85,000 homes have fireplaces. Many of these homes no longer use their fireplaces, but in an emergency, such as we saw in Christchurch, they are a source of heating and cooking in times of need. In the case of so many people, particularly the elderly, the fire- place is the only means they have of keeping warm in winter. Alternative electrical heating is too expensive and in the final anal- ysis just as polluting as new forms of power generation have to be found by the country. The proposed bylaw is a non- event, as the Unitary Plan requires 70 per cent of Auckland to be bull- dozed and new apartments and homes built. Thus, fireplaces will inevitably disappear in most homes, but we must not allow the council through our apathy to ban home open fires completely. People are near the end of their patience with this council – huge rate increases, huge water increases, rubbish charges, a bee and hen tax, increased dog taxes, mooted motorway and congestion taxes, a suggested Auckland pet- rol tax, iwi consultation for home alterations, and now a ban on home fires! Unliveable Auckland! Gayleen Mackereth, Howick On the mark CONGRATULATIONS to Dennis Horne for his superb letter outlin- ing the true meaning of marriage as given to us centuries back (Times, September 22). I totally agree with all he says. Would Mr Williamson have any idea of the true meaning of the rainbow? I rather think not. Instead, it has been downgraded to the lowest level. Maybe this MP could offer to help the police patrol Murphy’s Bush and clean up the mess left behind by these blokes (Times, September 17). Alison Hegley, Howick Continuing erosion IT WAS great to see that our Auckland Council has done some much needed work on the top half of the bush track leading up to Pah Road from behind the Windross restaurant. Not so pleased with the time it is taking to sort out the erosion at the end of the sea wall at Cockle Bay Beach. Although the track gets a lot of use, I feel the council has got its priorities wrong. Let’s hope we see some action soon as summer is on its way. Barry Wood, Cockle Bay Musical mastery I HAD the privilege recently of attending the St Andrew’s Big Band concert at the Uxbridge Creative Centre in Howick. As the band is assembled from young people, my expectations were not overly high. How woefully wrong was I? The show they put on was of the highest standard and their playing and singing was sublime. They totally blew me away with their skill and enthusiasm. The audience of mainly senior citizens contributed to the event by applauding all the way through the concert. For me, the highlight was when the youngest trumpet player stepped down from the rear and took his place at the piano and pro- ceeded to play a most complicated piece of classical music. At the conclusion of the pianist’s mastery of the music, the pent-up admiration of the audience was Letters to the Editor can be sent to: The Editor, Times Newspapers, PO Box 259-243, Botany, Auckland 2163 or by email to email@example.com or fax (09) 271-8073.
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