Apartments too high
Paul Evans, Orewa.
I refer to the item in June 17 edition (Apartments proposed for Orewa, p6). The story is a reminder of the pointlessness of the so called intent of the Unitary Plan to conform with the general building stock in mixed housing suburban. Clearly the building is one full storey higher than the designated height limit of 8m. Unsurprisingly, notification was limited to the neighbours only, of which only one shares a common boundary. In my view, approval of this proposal would violate the presence of two storey buildings along this road and set an irreversible precedent.
Maggie and Ron Tyler, Orewa
On Friday June 19, my wife Maggie had a panic attack near to Manly Medical Centre. They opened up their surgery to us and then, thanks to the action, kindness and expertise of Dr Mei-Yen and nurses Glenda and Gloria plus a patient who gave up her wheelchair, Maggie was successfully treated and recovered. Thanking you all again.
Love Soup volunteer Debby Alison, whose Orewa café Copper Spoon closed after the Level 4 lockdown, has been helping the food rescue charity by letting volunteers use the commercial kitchen on the premises before her lease runs out. A lot of baking has been taking place there, which then goes out to feed people in need. Pictured is Love Soup volunteer Melanie Jack.