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THINKING OF BUILDING? www.signaturehomes.co.nz 0800 102 109 JDL0230120740-v19 Contact: Uxbridge Creative Centre Phone 09 535 6467 artsfestivalouteast.org.nz 01 - 30 MARCH 2014 125053-V3 THU-WED 11:20, 1:40, 4:00, 6:20, 8:40PM THU-WED 6:00PM THU-FRI 6:20, 8:40PM SAT-SUN 1:40, 4:00, 6:20, 8:40PM MON-WED 6:20, 8:40PM THU-WED 8:50PM THU-FRI 6:40, 9:00PM SAT-SUN 2:00, 4:20, 6:40, 9:00PM MON-WED 6:40, 9:00PM SAT-SUN 1:20, 3:40PM THU-FRI 7:00, 9:20PM SAT-SUN 4:50, 7:00, 9:20PM MON-WED 7:00, 9:20PM WED 11:00AM SAT-SUN 11:25AM THU-FRI 4:15PM SAT-SUN 10:00, 12:20, 2:40PM MON-WED 4:20PM SAT-SUN 10:00AM, TUE 10:00AM SAT-SUN 10:00AM, TUE 10:00AM GENERAL ADMISSION THU-FRI 10:30, 4:10, 8:30PM SAT-SUN 3:30, 8:30PM MON-WED 10:30, 4:10, 8:30PM THU-TUE 10:40, 1:10, 6:15, 9:00PM WED 1:10, 6:15, 9:00PM THU-FRI 12:50PM MON-TUE 12:50PM, WED 3:50PM THU-TUE 4:00, 9:10PM WED 3:50, 9:10PM THU-FRI 1:40PM, SAT-SUN 4:40PM, MON 1:40PM TUE 2:00PM, WED 1:30PM THU-FRI 10:20, 1:10, 6:30PM SAT-SUN 12:50, 3:30, 6:30PM MON-WED 10:20, 1:10, 6:30PM THU-FRI 12:00, 4:20PM SAT-SUN 11:40AM MON-WED 12:00, 4:20PM THU-FRI 10:00, 2:15PM MON-WED 10:00, 2:15PM THU-FRI 11:05, 1:40PM SAT-SUN 10:50, 1:20PM, MON 11:15, 1:50PM TUE 11:30, 1:55PM WED 11:15, 1:50PM THU-FRI 10:50, 3:50, 6:30PM SAT-SUN 10:10, 6:30PM MON 10:50, 3:50, 6:30PM TUE 11:30, 3:50, 6:30PM WED 10:40, 6:30PM THU-FRI 1:20PM, MON-WED 1:20PM SAT-SUN 1:30PM THU-FRI 3:30PM MON-WED 3:30PM THU-FRI 10:30, 3:40, 6:10, 8:30PM SAT-SUN 11:00, 6:10, 8:30PM MON-TUE 10:30, 3:40, 6:10, 8:30PM WED 1:40, 3:40, 6:10, 8:30PM 588 CHAPEL ROAD, BOTANY 09 488 6000 .NZ ELTON JOHN ‘THE MILLION DOLLAR PIANO’ CONCERT IN CINEMAS FROM MARCH 22 FOR ONE WEEK ONLY TICKETS ON SALE NOW GRAPHIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL VIOLENCE. 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Beth Voogd, Howick Assistance appreciated THANK you to the two men for helping me by calling an ambu- lance, when falling and fainting in Richard Avenue recently. I am sorry I never got to thank you personally, or got your name or numbers. Thank you for your help. Neesha, Bucklands Beach Monitor building quality REGARDING ‘Our rights – lifestyle and values are at stake’ (advertise- ment, Times, February 19). With their opposition to popu- lation growth, Grey Power, and Auckland councillors Sharon Stew- art and Dick Quax have obviously found a campaign type project they hope will increase their popularity. King Canute also tried to stem the tide and got wet feet. Our tide of growth will be slower, but no less persistent. Perhaps our local politicians should buy some welly boots. My family has enjoyed more domestic space than one family deserves for more than 50 years, and I still do, but when I walk round Howick I’m struck by the untidy and extravagant use of land. I’m convinced that the way we now build our houses is unsustain- able, and that some higher residen- tial buildings are inevitable. Of course we long-term residents don’t want our beautiful area to become a fully blown suburb, with wider roads and even more traffic. We didn’t want to get old either. Believing that higher buildings, smaller sections and enlarged streets are inevitable leaves me hoping that our politicians put their energy into attempting to make sure that what is built is of a high quality. Howick cannot stay the same if its population increases signifi- cantly, but it can remain a wonder- ful area to live in. Let’s choose to listen to politi- cians who are courageous enough to attempt the intelligent shaping of our area despite dealing with obvious difficulties. Clifford Owler, Howick Zero tolerance I SEE that a number of misguided people are still trying to legalise the use of marijuana in New Zealand, and in fact, around the world. There are enough idiots out there now, as it is, addicted to a wide range of mind-altering substances already, without legally adding into the mix, with the general use of marijuana, as being advocated now. If cannabis should ever be legal- ised, there must be a zero tolerance of those people using it, when driv- ing around on the roads. This also applies to many other areas, such as workplaces and rec- reational zones. Marijuana makes that user open to making rash and unsafe decisions, as these people are not fully in control of all their faculties, when their brains become addled and drug-impaired. It has to be either one thing, marijuana, or the other, nothing, as there is no halfway house. It’s bad enough with just alcohol legally being available now, without legally adding marijuana into the mix. There needs to be zero tolerance all round, of any mind-altering sub- stances, including cannabis, when driving on our roads. In the workplace, it would need to be made at least a serious disci- plinary offence, or even a dismissal offence, by management. Barry Southon, Burswood Dirty stinkers I AM a long-term resident of Buck- lands Beach and walk my dogs daily. I’m absolutely disgusted by the amount of dog crap that is not picked up by owners. Small and large piles, it is every- where and I mean, everywhere – beachfront, footpaths, grass berms, roads, reserves, the boardwalk and around Half Moon Bay Marina. Here’s a message for those who walk dogs around Bucklands Beach. You can purchase three rolls of doggie poop bags for $2 from $2-type shops. Take pride in the amazing beaches, parks, reserves and sur- rounding areas that we are so very fortunate to have and pick up after your dog. It is a health hazard for children, other dogs and hey, nobody enjoys cleaning squished dog crap off their shoes. To those ofyouwhodopickupandIknow there are lots – thank you. L Harman, Bucklands Beach I QUERY the right of the self- appointed committee to snub the Auckland mayor by not inviting him to open the public event, Howick Lions in the Park and Military Tattoo, on February 23. Does this mean that any committee can do likewise? Democracy surely means we are old enough to make up our own minds, and whilst we may or may not agree with what Len Brown has done, let the people decide, not some self-appointed committee. The people running these events need to keep in mind that whatever their personal view might be, they need to remember that protocol and courtesy is still part of our lives. By snubbing the mayor as they have, the committee has shown little regard for the mayor, who after all is still the mayor and deserves to be given the courtesy of his position. Trevor King QSM, Howick stiLL the city LeADer Despite other off-patch news media trying to suggest there would be protests, Auckland Mayor Len Brown turned up and got a fair hearing and welcome from the public at the Howick Lions in the Park and Military Tattoo. Times photo David McPherson Letters to the Editor Featured letter each week will receive a Times pen.
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