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LETTERS to the editor “No stories about Island Bay” Dear Ed, Could we please have a month of no stories about Island Bays! They are all in dispute all the time and it is sad to see all the silly letters in the paper! The Island Bay community is really dysfunctional. They fought over having a wet hostel or not, to have sand dunes of clean up

the beach. The library is run down, the best fish and chip shop was knocked down by New World Supermarket for car parks, the principal at the primary school was sacked, the Catholic Church had a big fight on putting up a cell tower on their cross. No petrol station and the post office

closed. Sea wall smashed! The local doctor at a public meeting says a big drug and alcohol problem in the area. (Explains it all!). The two councillors never agree on anything. Please put a big gate up at the northern Park, and throw away the key. But I don't know if we should let

the braying people out or keep them in! Property values are dropping because of the disputes . The Bay is worse than Karori! So get on your bikes and leave the rest of us great Wellingtonians alone! Yours sincerely Tracy

Too scared to speak out Dear Ed, Simon Edmonds clearly has not been talking to all of the people of Island Bay – or maybe he has just been talking to the people who are keen to have the cycleway. He should speak to some of the people I’ve been talking to and then he would get a sense of the community being divided. There are lot of people who are too scared to speak out about their concerns about the cycle lane for fear of being attacked for having a different point of view. If you had an awareness of people it does not matter about the diversity of the people as it does not mean that they will all agree on a particular topic and,

in particular, that they will be tolerant of other people’s views. I think over the past year we have seen some pretty aggressive behaviour (and that includes passive aggressive behaviour) that has left a community nervous. I think that the council is responsible for this as from my research on the community feedback many people were not listened to and at the open days the council officers were pretty defensive, if not aggressive, to people who expressed concerns. Kitty Murphy Island Bay

Courageous Dear Ed, As Jon Terry of Newtown suggests (Cook Strait News October 1) a number of us “very concerned citizens and ratepayers” would also like to see a front page article featuring some of the “numerous Island Bay residents” who are in support of this cycleway. It would be great to see their faces published. Mr Terry’s rather spiteful tone has been noted and it is reminiscent of the many pro-cycleway letters that have been published recently. I think the courage that the opponents who have publically spoken out about the cycleway should be applauded as heLetters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge

roes rather than vilified as fools and being anti-cyclist. I read a very interesting letter from the Democratic Voice for Island Bay that was sent to the mayor and councillors the other day and it was very clear what their position was. They spoke with a very community based concern voice and not the voice of a few and vocal lobbyists and misguided council. Naturally their request for mediation was ignored. I am looking forward to the front page article for those who are in support of this travesty. Rick Toogood Berhampore letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to samduff@wsn. co.nz. Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

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