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2 — Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, July 10, 2013 www.times.co.nz Ph 271 8000 • www.times.co.nz Ph 271 8000 • www.times.co.nz Member of Editor PJ (Phil) Taylor Advertising Manager Selina Chant Art Director Clare McGillivray Published by Times Newspapers Ltd, 50 Stonedon Dr, East Tamaki, PO Box 259 243, Botany, Auckland 2163, New Zealand Telephone 271 8000 Printed by Horton Media Ltd Howick and Botany Times Published on Wednesday Circulation 11,500 CONTACT US Advertising – Display Telephone 271-8068 Fax 271-8070 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising – Classified Trade/ Services Telephone 271-8055 Fax 271-8056 Email email@example.com News Telephone 271-8040, 271-8045 Fax 271-8073 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Delivery Queries Email email@example.com Telephone 271-8014 wednesday 10 8:45am 9:02pm thursday 11 9:24am 9:40pm friday 12 10:03am 10:18pm saturday 13 10:42am 10:58pm sunday 14 11:23am 11:40pm Monday 15 12:07pm tuesday 16 12:26am 12:55pm TIMES high tides Howick Funeral Home CHAPEL • RECEPTION LOUNGE • OFFICE For personal, professional service to all districts at all hours 117937-V3 35 Wellington St Howick Ph 534 7300 Vernon Warren M.B.I.E., N.Z.E.A. 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Criticism may be right or wrong, but I believe maybe those who are not happy with the scheme should provide some alternative ideas, because like it or not these kids have to be fed. Surely there must be a better way. May be a percentage of wel- fare payments should be made in vouchers for healthy food, warm clothes, power bills and rent. I wonder how many parents go without breakfast. Like most people I don’t mind helping out, but I’d like to think my taxes are used for the right reasons. Bob Wichman, Botany Let love flourish MAYOR Len Brown is right to concern himself with the increase of violence in Auckland and especially against the eld- erly. What is the point of build- ing a liveable, vibrant city to find it inhabited by rapists, thugs and thieves? The real issue is a moral ques- tion and it lies within each of us. We all have the capacity and nature for violence and wicked- ness. Our personal choices dis- cipline our behaviours, some for good and some for evil. It is a cop-out to demand the police or the Government to do something to stitch-up society’s weaknesses, when the weak- nesses lie within each of us. We need to own the problem our- selves. Instead, we hand it off to some government department. Our communities are at their best when built on care, love and concern. We have to face the wickedness in each of us every day, and deal with it, and let the love for one another flourish. Ian George, Howick Toughen up on crime I SUPPORT the Sensible Sen- tencing Trust. I shouldn’t have to, but too often the law goes soft on crime and punishment. That’s because the law lets pathological criminals and law- breakers go free out into our society, after only a too often short time in prison. These criminals continue to go on to further break a whole range of laws. One just has to look at the types of crimes they commit, and the long list of convictions these career criminals end up with. If that doesn’t show just how criminally inclined and just what types of people they are, then what does? Judges and the law need to harden up. Our politicians need to get their act and Acts together, and help protect us, the voters, from this undesirable element. Their being out on bail doesn’t help us either, as too many of these people have shown no respect for those still living out here in the real world. How many chances do these career criminals need to see the light and conform to the norms of society? We have elections next year, so what does our MP Jami-Lee Ross and National have to offer that hasn’t already been offered and promised before? Until now, nothing more seems to have been done. When will we see crime and punishment being seriously toughened up? Not just the lip service we get dished up at each election. There are thousands of us innocent and feeble pension- ers seriously worried after the recent spate of home invasions. The person responsible needs to be locked away permanently. Barry Southon, Burswood Parking headaches I’M appalled the Howick Local Board has approved a 12-hour parking restriction at Half Moon Bay (Times, July 1). I often work late, meaning my car is parked for more than 12 hours. I could understand being ticketed for parking overnight, but a 12-hour limit is unreasona- ble. Surely 14 hours would make more sense. Steve Udy is obviously out of touch with the modern work- ing day. Most of us who stay late aren’t “staying on for dinner”. Maybe I should catch the bus? Well, there isn’t one to meet the 8pm ferry from Auckland. When I caught “the connector” recently, I found out it also dou- bles as a school bus and arrived after the 8.15am ferry had sailed. Has Mr Udy researched this or consulted commuters? To learn the board has been pushing for paid parking is very disappointing. I thought it was supposed to “represent and act as an advocate for the interests of the community”. But paid parking will have an adverse effect on people by sig- nificantly increasing the cost of commuting to Auckland. We already have to absorb increasing petrol prices. Hard-working people deserve better from their board. Tristan Ogden, Howick Following its annual fundraiser last month, Howick Bridge Club handed over $6600 to Totara Hospice South Auckland. The club organised a bridge tournament, raffles and silent auction of donated goods from members and 129 businesses. “The generosity and support from the local business community has been a significant factor in the ongoing success of this event,” says vice- president Brian Craig. Pictured is Howick Bridge Club’s Mary Wood, left, and Jennifer Kent of Totara Hospice. The winners of the bridge tournament were Kaye Main and Merle Taylor and Resie Coenen and Lorraine Rose. Photo supplied Letters to the Editor Featured letter each week will receive a Times pen.
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