Sculpture needs work
Lulu Green, Orewa
I am pleased to see the new local board in place – for once, some of the ones I voted for actually got in! Could I ask them to re-assess the matter of the sculpture for Moana Reserve? The process was not nearly far-reaching enough, the materials are totally inappropriate, kids will climb on it – and that’s not even the main thing. For me the most important issue is placement. It is possible that, whatever you think of this design, if put in the wrong place it will obscure a lovely view of the beach that you currently get from the road opposite and from the reserve itself. Already we have the electronic sign positioned there. Why not leave the reserve as it is and use the money for something else? Please please could the new members look at this again and ensure what is done suits the location and does not take away all the charm of this small reserve? I am really afraid it’s just going to appear there one day, and there’s nothing we can do about it.
Poor choices by board
Sally Corbel, Orewa (abridged)
The extension of Orewa Boulevard from Riverside to Empire Road is yet another ludicrous scheme to put more debt onto the community. AT should be concentrating on making travel to and from the city easier – not gumming up the roads with silly centre partings where the shrubs quickly become shabby and a line of angle-parked cars that will cause frustration. The local board should be ashamed to back this scheme along with the idiotic sculpture on Moana Reserve which will spoil the best view in Orewa!
Dagmar London, Gulf Harbour (abridged)
On October 31 I fell outside the Unichem Chemist in Manly and hit my head twice as well as other parts of my body. I remember lying there unable to move and then was suddenly surrounded by staff from the chemist plus so many people with pillows, etc, plus a lady sheltering me from the sun with an umbrella. I was still unable to move. A doctor from Manly Medical Centre arrived, checked me over and called an ambulance which soon arrived and took me to North Shore Hospital. I am now discharged and home – still not too well, but I will get there. Thanks to all those wonderful helpers. I will never forget their kindness. Especially my favourite chemist and doctors in Manly also the two St John Ambulance members, my kind daughter Jane and all those unknown people! Thank you so very much, what would I have done without you.