It would appear that some people in our city are getting themselves into a blue funk over our Lakefront development, reasoning that, for example, the planned boardwalk will become a repository for bird poo, be an effective lake weed gatherer, and will spoil the view as they sit in their cars eating sandwiches.
Perhaps those people should acknowledge the obvious; that we are and would like to remain an international tourist destination, that our lakefront is a major drawcard for those tourists, and that our lakefront at the moment looks sad, is past its use-by date, and must be upgraded in order that it can compete with other lakefronts all over the world.
This upgrade has been on the cards for more than 15 years, starting with recognition by the Kevin Winters council. It would have been done then, but for the airport, but now, and at last, we can see the project coming forward to completion.
And it comes at this time with a bonus: $20 million of free money given to us by Mr Jones. Sounds like a win-win to me.
Doing the right thing
I am a regular user of the transfer station at the Rotorua Land Fill. I am charged $18 per carload.
I do the right thing and diligently dump where every caring citizen should.
But, and this is a big but, my poor little nanna-car has to make the hazardous last part of the road navigating many ruts and potholes.
It's way past needing to be regraded.
Come on those responsible, do the right thing for those of us with a public conscience.
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