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Botany and Ormiston Times : Howick and Botany Times Wednesday July 2 2014
www.times.co.nz Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, July 2, 2014 — 7 We are the trusted voice of this community for more than 42 years. We don’t blog... We report! In recent weeks, people from the south-eastern suburbs have been introduced to an exciting, upcom- ing terraced home development named The Reserve. It will feature four-bedroom, two- level homes, spaciously designed with perfectly balanced indoor/out- door living. There will be ample room for Mum and Dad to enjoy downtime away from the ruckus generated by the little ones, whether in the upstairs lounge watching a movie, or shar- ing a quiet drink in the generously appointed outdoor terrace. One of the most interesting and exciting features that has capti- vated potential buyers is the serene 8000m2 of native woodlands forming heart and soul of the development. Other features turning heads towards The Reserve include the vital safety and security measures which the completed development will provide. We live in a world full of gadgets and devices devoted to making life easier, at work or on the go, so why not make home life a bit simpler? A simpler life would also involve never having to worry about dangers such as traffic right outside the door when the kids head outside to play, or parking in a basement garage spe- cially allocated to you and for your access alone. The Reserve has these simplicities completely covered. One touch of a button and you will be straight from the street into the garage access; one more button and you’re in a private garage with internal access to your home. There will be no traffic right near the out- door living areas at all. How’s that for peace of mind? Not only do you know cars are safe and locked up for your access only, you can also rest assured that the family is much safer while exploring the wonders The Reserve’s wood- lands provide outdoors. Because, in addition to having both family vehi- cles safely tucked away, leaving a traffic free outdoor area, The Reserve is fully fenced and security gated; a remarkable relief for parents of little ones, knowing they are not going anywhere near the cars, nor that the cars will be going near them. This also provides the feel of a truly native retreat, without the smells or noise associated with vehicles. At The Reserve, the only activity you will have to worry about is family leisure – simple? We think so! The Reserve – simple, safe & secure ADVERTORIAL 122824-V5 NOW SELLING ONSITE SALES OFFICE OPEN 7 DAYS 12.00-4.00PM 162 FLAT BUSH SCHOOL ROAD (CORNER MURPHYS ROAD), FLAT BUSH Contact Darryl Maclean 021 675 356 or 0800 843 737 (0800 THE RESERVE) firstname.lastname@example.org THE CROSS SECTION FLOOR PLAN – TYPE A Basement Level Ground Level First Level Producing pollution GEOFF Simmons, of the Morgan Foundation, says New Zealand needs to be reducing its greenhouse gases, and doing its bit, faster when it comes to climate change. Apparently, NZ has promised to reduce emissions by 5 per cent by 2020, whereas the Government’s own projections now show we’re heading for a 25 per cent rise. One way is to drastically reduce the use of fossil fuels in our vehi- cles, and so we should be generously encouraged to use alternative fuels such as electric cars. By increasing the cost of parking in Auckland maybe that too may also help, and make us use public transport. Iwon’tbe,asIhavenoneedor intentions of going into the city. All I ever need is nearby in our local shopping centres. Some people are paranoid that emission reduction will harm our agriculture, our major exporter. There’s even a suggestion we may need to shoot our dairy cows, as there’s no mitigating method known to reduce their natural methane gas emissions. What we really need is to stop this mad population growth explo- sion around the world. Every person adds something to global heating. We all need or use vehicles to sur- vive. Many people need their cattle to survive in their environment. More people means more pres- sure on the world’s resources, and more heat and more carbon created. If we all had only two children, the world’s population would go down, as people die early, can’t or don’t want children. There is no other method open to us all, to seriously help with this problem of global warming. Barry Southon, Burswood Morals drought TWO young hoodlums, allegedly, set upon and killed an innocent dairy owner in Henderson, West Auckland. We all go into shock and wonder how this could happen in good old New Zealand? Well, it’s easy to see from my point of view. When you leave God out of classrooms, lecture rooms and audi- toriums, this is the kind of behaviour we inherit. It follows, just as the hidden les- sons of history teach us, so don’t be surprised when the lines of right and wrong are thus blurred and made non-existent. Our confused liberal culture removes more and more safety boundaries and we find ourselves in deep trouble. Freedom to be creative and have fun in the process is inherent in all of us, but to take away that freedom from another human being is a hei- nous crime. Who gave these thugs that right? We desperately need more morals teaching in our schools and at an even younger age. These kids were just young teenagers. Our problem is not with laws, police enforcement or even the much vaunted tolerance for others’ culture, it lies within the court of right and wrong. No amount of bandaging by wel- fare handouts will solve this issue. Ours is a morals drought and it begins in the hearts of our youngest pupils. Ian George, Howick REGARDING the article headlined ‘Paying for parking riles retailers’ (Times, June 16). Howick retailers, along with all who shop at and support Howick Village have every right to be riled, if not irate at Auckland Transport’s (AT) proposal to charge for parking. Howick retailers and the Howick Village Business Association (HVBA) should be proud of the successful and vibrant atmosphere they have created over recent years. They have warded off the threat posed to them by the creation of Botany Town Centre, and they have made Howick a great place to shop and visit with their weekend markets, pleasant cafes, great cinema and shops. It’s such a change from the “same old, same old” shopping centres. This success of course means more visitors and more cars, so AT sees the chance of fleecing the public and quite possibly upsetting trade in the village, for all the reasons stated by HVBA town centre manager Jenny Foster in your article. Is AT envious of this success and sees a chance to rain on Howick’s parade? Leave Howick alone, Auckland Transport. Pamela Young, Pakuranga Back off, aT, leave Howick alone Howick businesses and residents are making their voices heard over Auckland Transport’s suggestion of installing parking meters and pay and display machines in Howick Village. Times photo 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. 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