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CLOSED ON MONDAY firstname.lastname@example.org 73A CROOKS RD (OFF HARRIS RD), EAST TAMAKI IT IS WITH REGRET THAT GREEN EARTHS WILL BE CLOSING ON MARCH 30, 2013 After closing you can still contact Darryl at GREEN EARTHS DIRECT for all your firewood requirements Darryl and Debbie Brown woud like to thank their many loyal and valued customers and suppliers for their support over the past 7 years. A special thank you to the following suppliers for being so patient, helpful and understanding through this tough economic climate: 122197 10% OFF landscaping products on Easter Saturday only (while stocks last) WE WILL BE OPEN FOR TRADE ON EASTER SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013 94 Picton St, Howick. www.howickoptometrists.co.nz 121141 Times Newspapers Ltd is producing the Howick Map for the third consecutive year, in 2013. We are encouraging all local businesses with a tourism or strong visitor focus to be involved in order to provide a full guide to the district. Naturally, the map will cover dining, entertainment, retail, transport, public amenities and visitor services with the aim of promoting a district for which there is a multitude of reasons to visit. Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of this visitor’s map – call 271 8068 now! Explore HOWICK AND WARD 2013 HOWICK PAKURANGA HIGHLANDPARK BOTANY DANNEMORA HALFMOONBAY COCKLEBAY MELLONSBAY EASTERNBEACH GO. SEE.DO You are going to love this... Ignore overseas models PLEASE wake up, mayors. Through a series of official trips overseas over the past few years, our mayors do not seem to have learned more than ‘urban intensification’ (Times, March 18). Perhaps they feel proud of their fresh and wise creativity, but it’s nothing refreshing and crea- tive other than some leftovers by populous countries without much choice. What a pity those expensive over- seas travels do not appear so fruitful and worthwhile. Auckland is renowned and unique in the world that we Aucklanders take pride in. Far from pushy and crowded soci- eties, our beautiful living environ- ment, peaceful and relaxed lifestyle is impressive and admired by over- seas visitors. What we value and enjoy is our unique residential environs. It’s ridiculous to copy Hong Kong, Bei- jing, London and Singapore. If our mayor does like the crowded feeling of intensification, I’d suggest he consider immigrating to China where he’ll easily be able to find his favourite dwelling in an 18-storey apartment. Auckland has been developing into what it is now for the past cen- tury, thanks to the great contribu- tions our former generations have made. It’s now as fabulous and outstand- ing as to be ranked top five or six of the most liveable cities in the world. We have every reason to retain our pride. Auckland should go through development at a reasonable pace and scale, rather than a quick jump or big change. City intensification seems to me like a pair of proud mayors is wrongly proud of their inappropri- ate ambitions. We’re not ready to blame you, dear mayors, if you turn around from the wrong way before it’s too late. Jabert Hou, Dannemora Feeling for residents REGARDING the article ‘Park in shoddy state’ (Times, March 13), I can sympathise with the residents along the Transpower cable route. The frustration and utter debacle we had in Brownhill Road, Whit- ford, when they reconstructed the road and surrounds for the under- grounding of the cables was well over a two-year period. It was a joke and yes they too dragged out on remedial works and did the absolute minimum, and in some cases not finishing some as promised. All I can say about Transfield Services is we were all grateful when they left our road, even in the condi- tion they left it in. Transpower isn’t much better. The council needs to be more accountable and work for the rate- payers to resolve these issues, not siding with the private company. Gary Holder, Whitford Quality of mercy THE lights are out and the theatre has closed on the “school bullies” latest drama production. It was ably staged by the young and ambitious with blatant direction from the floor. However, we have seen this play before: the bad villain, the puffed up clown, the naïve do-gooder, ostensi- bly helping the despairing heroine. Shakespeare, it is not. Perhaps now the cast has swanned in the spotlight, they could remem- ber that our local board was brought into disrepute by the washing of dirty linen in public. New Zealand law does not per- mit a person to be tried twice once sentenced for the same offence. Certainly not again by a perceived “lynch mob”. The silent majority would appre- ciate it if the board now concentrates on the work it was elected to do and for which we are still paying. A Schuyt Best, Pakuranga Excellent explanation CONGRATULATIONS to Ian George for his direct and simple explanation of the word marriage (Times, March 18). And thank you to the Times for printing his letter. What gives any government the right to redefine the concept of mar- riage, regardless of their individual persuasions? As was stated, marriage between male and female was instituted thousands of years ago for very good reason. It’s a law which cannot be changed, regardless of what modern opinion may be. The very idea of having to alter every dictionary and history book beggars belief. Have they thought of that? Alison Hegley, Howick For the record I AM not in favour of the 18-storey tower blocks (Times, March 18). I don’t have a problem with two to four storey terrace houses in some parts of my community. But it should be up to the people of each ward to decide what hap- pens in their community by the elected members of the local board, as they should be listening to the community. The plans as proposed have been largely supported by the Howick Local Board and not supported by myself and fellow councillor Dick Quax. If you want it changed, you should be letting your local board members know as I’m already on your side. Sharon Stewart, Auckland councillor for Howick 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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