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Monday October 13, 2014


Car parks on Ellice St Dear Ed, I would like the two ten minute parks at the bottom of Ellice Street near the Basin Reserve to be removed. They were needed when there were shops there but now there is just green space.

Removing them would improve vehicle access to Ellice Street and hence reduce congestion around the Basin Reserve. Judith Nathan, Mt Victoria

Frustrated by Weta parking Dear Ed, I saw the article in the Cook Strait News about Wellington car park changes (September 29). I've recently bought a house in Miramar near Weta workshop. Getting a park on the street in the evenings and weekends is not a problem, but during the working day the roads in the area (north end of Park Road, I’m on the corner of Park Rd and Revans Street) are

chocka with the cars of the Weta staff. It is often very hard to get a park even close to my house. I would propose one side of Revans St be made resident parking. I know I’m not the only one frustrated with this, I think this would be a popular change with the residents of the area. David H, Miramar

Wind needle iconic Dear Ed, It’s great that the council is going to fix the wind needle. It’s an iconic piece of wind sculpture in Wellington and I think it defines the city. Not a waste of money to repair it, essential! I'm actually disappointed that you seem

EASY STREET: Wellington City Council Transport and Urban Development Committee recently approved a plan that would impact on several local parks. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

to be promoting the notion that it is a waste of money. I would hope you'd be more positive with your outlook and really get behind its repair! Graeme Nicholls

Supporting the needle Dear Ed, as a ratepayer I totally support the repair and replacement of the wind needle. I have used it and enjoyed it for all the years it has been there and look forward to seeing it again. It is a great asset to Wellington's vibrant art scene. Terry Crayford

Waste of money Dear Ed, regarding the repair of the wind needle being a waste of money (October 6). There are people with huge problems in the whole of Wellington, being affected by earthquake issues in their own buildings and not being able to afford paying that. People who are retired and are not working any more, others with low incomes. This is waste of money that we are all paying for. Ana Santos

Cannot afford rates rise Dear Ed, to answer your question, ‘are you prepared to spend more of your cash?’ (September 22) the short answer is how can I? Where does the money come from? Echo of John Key. No increase in wages and a global reduction in wealth. So what do the council suggest hardworking, saving and stressed people do? Or is it they need a pay rise? Or they have some hair-brained super-duper ideas that they want to impose on the lives of Wellingtonians whether they like it or not! I would suggest they pick up on what needs to be done fi rst, then when the recession subsides look at new development. Common sense? Ian Fullarton

THANK YOU RONGOTAI My congratulations to Annette King on renewing her contract with Rongotai for three years.

Your support is appreciated.

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Photo: view of the crowd on Island Bay Beach, Wellington. Photo by Sydney Charles Smith in about 1930. Ref: 1/2-045879-G S C Smith Collection Alexander Turnbull Library.

Island Bay Seawall Have your say

Tell us your preferred option for managing coastal hazards in Island Bay for the long-term. • Information and online submission forms available at: Or you can: • email • visit our information hub at the Island Bay Community Centre, 137 The Parade • attend a public meeting at the Island Bay Baptist Church, 284 The Parade: – 6.30–8.30pm, Tuesday 14 October – 2–4pm, Saturday 18 October.

Submissions close 10 November. Authorised by Chris Finlayson, 32-34 Kent Terrace, Mt Victoria


I would also like to personally thank the voters in Rongotai for giving National the highest Party Vote in 18 years.

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