Letter of the week: Annette Perjanik, Mt Roskill

The growing opposition to the Parnell Rose Gardens as the site for a memorial to the Erebus victims (Weekend Herald, September 14) is understandable.
People who live in cities visit parks to enjoy walks and recreation in the natural world. It is nature that provides relief from the starkness of the urban landscape and our connection to nature significantly increases our sense of wellbeing.
The 8m-high stainless steel walkway is in stark contrast to the natural beauty of the surrounding trees and gardens and not in keeping with the simplicity of a rose

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