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Ph 534 9583 firstname.lastname@example.org Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/creationshairdesignnz NEW CUSTOMERS – $20 OFF ON YOUR FIRST VISIT (Must present this advert, valid for services over $60) 125225 Fishing hooks WALK into any fishing shop and you see a large number of fishing hooks of all shapes, design and size. How many are designed to target larger snapper and be easy to remove and ensure small fish that are caught and returned survive? I feel an education programme on hook size and design would do a lot to ensure the new rules give the desired results. Barry Wood, Howick Alter runway course I CANNOT help but notice that the complaints about aircraft noise from the change to flight paths over Auckland has ceased to appear in the news media. Well, get ready for another explo- sion of letters when Auckland Inter- national Airport gets its northern runway up and running. The approach path will pass directly over Papatoetoe, Otara and Pakuranga, disturbing the peace and sleep of hundreds of thousands of residents. Why they still insist on building this runway to the north of the exist- ing runway beats all logic. A perfectly good alternative loca- tion is available to the south in the Manukau Harbour, which would have flight paths over mostly com- mercial development. Every reason that they give against this option I believe can be disputed with sound logic and justi- fied economically. The infill foundation for the runway and taxi-ways can be sup- plied from development all over the region, and developers will pay good money to deliver it. The area of harbour adjacent to the existing runway has no commer- cial or recreational value. The land being used for the north- ern runway has far more potential value for economic development than a runway which has been shown by the airport company to only pro- vide 30 per cent of its income. I sat on the hearings committee of the Manukau City Council when the airport company made its planning submissions for the new runway designation. I never heard enough sound evidence to convince me that this northern runway was justified. The council was just going through the motions, and the result in the airport’s favour was a done deal. The points of justification against a northern runway include: Increased income from land ■■ used for commercial development. No approaches over residential ■■ areas and better confinement of noise zones. An expensive tunnel would be ■■ needed to provide access under the northern runway to the existing airport. An extra control tower would be ■■ required with staff having to split their attention over two operating airports. Bob Wichman, Howick Local Board (Botany) IN REPLY to Roger Glynan’s letter regarding the state of Musick Point (Times, March 31). On behalf of the Musick Point Trust Inc, we struggle to maintain the reserve as volunteers. It’s leased to Telecom by the Crown. The Auckland Council has little input or responsibility. The Musick Point Trust has a working bee on Saturday, May 3, 9am to midday. Please bring your own tools. The rhamnus, milkweed, boneseed, agapanthus, inkweed and woolly nightshade are smothering our pohutukawa and other native trees. As a community-minded voluntary group, we welcome more helpers to tidy up this historic point with outstanding views of the Hauraki Gulf. Alan La Roche, Musick Point Trust deputy-chairman MAintAining the Point In 1942, Musick Point (Te Waiarohia) was named after Captain Edwin Musick, a famous pre-World War II aviator and pilot with Pan American World Airways (Pan Am), who visited New Zealand in 1937, a year before his death in Pago Pago. The Bucklands Beach peninsula headland is occupied by Howick Golf Club and the Musick Memorial Radio Station, pictured. Times photo Letters to the Editor Featured letter each week will receive a Times pen.
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