Lines are drawn in the sand in the normally sedate beachside centre of Takapuna.
The community is facing off against developers, the business association appears split with many retailers disagreeing with their real estate and building-owner-dominated board. Relations between councillors and the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board are at a low ebb after a motion of no-confidence was passed against the councillors a couple of weeks ago.
The division is often termed a spat over carparking, but nothing could be more cynical. The site of contention is the Anzac St carpark purchased by local business owners and passed over by the