Howick and Pakuranga Times
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Pipe (4) QUICK PUZZLE NO.7595 - SOLUTIONS Across - 6, Budgerigar. 8, Idea. 9, Kiwi. 10, Gloom. 11, Erin. 12, Messenger. 16, Cantonese. 20, Plus. 22, Cycle. 23, Iron. 24, Aria. 25, Loveliness. Down - 1, Pumice. 2, Against. 3, Dragon. 4, Ignore. 5, Grime. 7, Denim. 13, Gun. 14, Ancient. 15, Alarm. 17, Alcove. 18, Treble. 19, Spouse. 21, Scale. Marketing Agent: Robyn Greer AREINZ Licensed Salesperson a/h 536 6097 m 0274 940 344 Rutherford Real Estate Limited Licensed Agent REAA 2008 “A Howick Baptist Healthcare initiative with its well known philosophy of care” Boutique retirement community in gracious surroundings offering independent apartment living at its best with care and support available when needed. One and two bedroom apartments available from $329,000. Phone Robyn for your private viewing We look forward to meeting you Marketing agent: 118288-V4 www.fnhowick.co .nz 92 Picton Street Howick, Auckland 538 0105 This fishing sinker was found in sand at a popular swimming beach. Photo supplied Dangerous objects I’VE followed with interest the ongoing comments regarding the increasing presence of fish- ermen surfcasting at Bucklands Beach. I took my two-year-old grand- daughter for a swim at Buck- lands Beach recently about 3pm and fortunately she was wearing plastic sandals. I, however, had no shoes on. I discovered a sinker with 30mm grapnel wires protruding, which I retrieved from the sand about halfway between the high tide mark and low tide mark. This type of sinker is used extensively for casting. Had the tide been further in, it would not have been seen. Fortunately on this occasion no injury occurred, but I wonder how long it is before someone stands on an object such as this, which has the potential to cause serious injury. Cathy Flavell, Howick Cheap shot AS A homeowner, I too am con- cerned about cheap high-rise housing, but I cannot believe your correspondent’s letter about such (Times, February 25). I live near the Ti Rakau and Gossamer Drives area and I’m astounded the letter writers find me and others who live in the other areas mentioned are sec- ond-class, and communist. I am neither. Everybody deserves reason- able priced housing, not just them. Many people living in those other areas are also hard work- ing. I’m ashamed that I live within 10 kilometres of people like them. Isitacaseofagoodidea,but not in my yard? Don’t pass judgment on people you don’t know. Hopefully, they will put a slummy high-rise next to you in the future. L Chilvers-Auger, Pakuranga Operation clean sweep OUT with the old and in with the new. Like rats leaving a sinking ship, members that were elected under the C&R banner are deserting the association faster than one can blink (Times, Feb- ruary 25). With credibility and integ- rity lost and their true colours exposed, the people have seen them for what they are. Some members are now want- ing to stand as independents, yeah right. The public will not or can’t be that stupid. What will the next move be when the pressure mounts, follow the piper into the sea? I believe it’s time for the long suffering public to vote for peo- ple that will put the public’s interest first and give the present members their marching orders. It will be a great day for democracy in New Zealand when people that care and lis- ten to the electorate are elected to public office. And the sooner, the better. Alderman David Andrew Upfold, Past mayor, Queensburgh, South Africa, 1992-1995, Pakuranga Residents and readers of the Times are missing the trees recently chopped down in the Howick ward. Times photo Marianne Kelly Quality cut IT’S with dismay that I read about Marianne Kelly’s article in the Times of January 21, ‘Street trees removed’. These trees take 50-plus years to grow this size, beautify our mundane urban space, provide shade and give pleasure to kids climbing them. And the local board decides to remove them because they are disturbing some pavements. If a pavement is out of align- ment, does it really matter? It gives the place character. “Auck- land Transport was advised the only long-term solution was removal of the trees, as they’ll eventually outgrow the narrow 1.3-metre grass berm width.’ That sounds like a four let- ter word that rhymes with trap. Maybe make a flexible section of pavement to accommodate the distortion. Some trees do have to be man- aged and cut back from time to time of course, but let’s be more careful with our green space please. Thanks for highlighting the matter. Steve Lincoln, Mellons Bay Question of leadership WE ELECTED Michael Wil- liams to represent us – drinking and driving does not represent me, nor should it represent you. Drinking and driving is a seri- ous issue and for many years, local and national government has overtly brought to our atten- tion that it causes mayhem and death on our roads. We’ve all heard “if you drink and drive then you are a bloody idiot”, but why is it that the Howick Local Board chairman and board members believe a convicted drink-driver is fit to lead our community. Making an apology doesn’t change the fact that Mr Williams chose to drive whilst drunk (Times, February 25). Apologies are made with the intent that the recipient of the apology (us) perceives the wrong doer (Mr Williams) as no longer a threat. Yet Mr Williams states this is the first time he has ever appeared in court facing charges, not that this is the first time he has driven whilst drunk. How can this so-called com- munity leader feel that an apology could make things better? Arro- gance springs to mind. I believe the man is a “bloody idiot” and local board members who voted to keep Mr Williams in his role should take some responsibility, put their hands up and resign along with Mr Williams. Are these the type of people that should be representing us? For the safety of all, I say no. Dwayne Woolliams, Howick 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. Letters should not exceed 200 words and should carry the name, residential address and contact telephone number of the author. Nom de plumes not accepted. Letters to the Editor Featured letter each week will receive a Times pen.
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