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There has been much comment and emotion about a monument to a paramilitary force known  as Massey Cossacks being put on the Auckland waterfront .  I wrote to the New Zealand  Herald. in response to this  controversy  and also as an  attempt to explain  why ...
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Franklyn Road Lights Ponsonby / Freemen’s bay Auckland 2013
Every December 1 Ponsonby lights up   when Franklin Road kicks the Christmas festival
off. This event each year exceeds the previous. It is most generous offering from the residents who live in
this already more than busy road .Their insistence despite offe...
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The stewards who served me and attended to my comforts when I recently travelled on the Kaitaki may not have  been burly Englishmen as Espiner remembers, but I was confident in an emergency they would excel as the Wahine did.
Our Interland Treasure
Our Interland Treasure
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Our Interland Treasure
This letter was published in an abridged form  the Sunday Star Times today November 24 , 2013. With  the announcement that Clifford Bay,  Marlborough will not become the Ferry Port was universally acclaimed. For fifteen years the  proposal to shift the  por...
Our Interland Treasure
Our Interland Treasure
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The agreement to develop  affordable housing in  Weymouth South Auckland is a positive sign. 
Pity The Poor Who are Foced To Rent
Pity The Poor Who are Foced To Rent
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Auckland  is growing at a pace few would have imagined .We have well intentioned hard working politicians and council; officers ..What  we all need to do is catch our breath and engage  more  with our communities.Westhaven is much at risk. May Dean and his crew bring home the old mug . We do miss having it here .
Aucklands Crown Jewels
Aucklands Crown Jewels
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If our  crew triumphs In San Francisco New Zealand will do well . It will help  in so many ways.The government is well justified .
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I support a convention centre in Auckland .However as a ratepayer the  Aotea Centre/ St James would not only have been a better venue but would have no social  cost and would as ratepayers cost us  far less. We have been sold a crock .
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Like many Aucklander I was personally disappointed by the Auckland council failing to place any penalties on the Chow brothers for  failing to ensure that the  the Aurora Hotel was secure before renovation that led to its demolition. The councils  and Waitemata Board responses were deafening in their silence.
Martha's Corner Should Be Saved
Martha's Corner Should Be Saved
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