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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
What a great idea from
Nathaniel Wright and Reiner
Bauerfiend for a street football
pitch on the Marine Parade.
Something for teens, young
adults, families, to enjoy. Low-
cost, low maintenance.
These two young men also
suggest other suitable and
accessible sites for street
football. I have seen this played
in several European cities,
where they were literally on the
street , jumping out of the way
of cars, but having fun in a
I hope the Napier City
Council will take up this
suggestion, and incorporate it
into plans for Marine Parade.
Fountain swim fine
In reply to Fiona Holder s letter
re pools mistreated.
I live near the Spirit of Napier
fountain and have seen a steady
increase in the use of it as a
paddling pool over the years.
In my view this is due to the
only free paddling pool being
shut down to make way for the
Ocean Spa pool complex.
It has a paddling pool but
unfortunately the prices are so
high for families, especially
those with young children, that
it is hardly ever used.
I have never seen anyone
openly urinating in these
fountains as the writer implies.
Maybe the council should
build a free paddling pool on
Marine Parade as this is
obviously a need for our
community, instead of more
expensive tourist adventures
such as the wave pool, which
would be perfect at the
Onekawa Pool complex, and the
I am sorry to hear that you
are offended by children using
these fountains as pools but this
happens in many places around
the world on hot days, especially
in Europe and America.
Personally I am not embar-
rassed or ashamed and do not
think anyone is defaming or
abusing these places.
I am proud to be a Napier
resident and think maybe when
you travel you should embrace
some of the quirks of other
cultures instead of criticising
When are Councillor Boag and
other socialists going to stop
blaming Government, business
people, and anyone else they
consider should shoulder the
blame, for the alcohol abuse
endemic in this city and
Yes, endemic implies disease,
but diseases are caught. With
good housekeeping by parents
these can be avoided, or at least
Alcohol has been around for
thousands of years, but it is only
in recent times that it has
become a dirty phrase. We are
experiencing a shocking lack of
self pride, self-control and
Philip M Ward
Best for who?
With the passing of the new
Local Government Act
Amendment Bill, it is
questionable if the Best Homes
project undertaken by the
Hastings District Council would
be considered a core activity of
council and allowed to progress.
To date, some $118,000 of
ratepayer money has been spent
and now it is intended that
$100,000 of last year s surplus
will be allotted to this project,
making a total of $218,000. This
is in addition to no doubt
substantial staff time and
administration costs within
In my view, 50 per cent --
some $1 million -- of last year s
surplus should have been
returned to ratepayers, but this
was declined by the large
majority of councillors.
The key issues here are: Is
this a core council activity; is
council being consistent in how
it treats all in the building
sector; what benefit do
ratepayers gain from their
money being spent on this
One of my calls in the debate
on Best Homes was for a
consistent five-day turn-around
for all building consents, not
just Best Home consents.
Sustainable new homes is a
good ideal, but should not the
market demand for this be
driven and supplied by the
private sector, rather than the
Hastings District Council
ratepayers? Wayne Bradshaw
Havelock North ward councillor
Less visible in community
Of late I have spoken to various peo-
ple about their expectations of a com-
munity police officer.
Why I have been doing this will
become evident by the end of this
The expectations were to be visible
in the communities you police, be
approachable, available, provide
community reassurance and an
attentive ear to your community s
You provide a personal touch to
anything you become involved in
within your communities.
You build relationships with com-
munity groups, residents and busi-
ness groups. Trust is built up within
these groups and these people
breathe easier knowing you will
respond to their concerns and deal
with them professionally and with
The value of the information I
receive from people out on their
morning walks about what goes on in
the communities I police is invalu-
To these people, and the people I
have mentioned, I will need to apolo-
gise as by the time you read this I
will no longer be the resident com-
munity police officer in Ahuriri.
After having a community policing
presence in Ahuriri for the past 22
years a decision has been made to
move me to the main station in town.
This is despite opposition from
myself and members of the immedi-
ate Ahuriri community policing area
which includes Pandora, Westshore,
Ahuriri, Bluff Hill and the central
The office will officially remain
open but I cannot guarantee if and
when it will be manned.
The central business area will now
become my primary responsibility. I
have forged relationships with the
area already and have enjoyed the
interactions I have had so far but I
want to reassure my other areas
listed above that I will strive to
attend to any queries, problems or
concerns you may have as promptly
as I have in the past. The support I
have received over the last seven
years deserves nothing less.
With that in mind I ask you con-
tinue to call me on 834 0336 or
027 600 3667 if you have any mat-
ters you feel need my attention.
On a final note, most schools
resume next month so be careful on
the road around schools in particu-
Senior Constable Bruce Miller
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