Kia ora neighbours,
A new poll released by the Hauraki Gulf Forum has found there is overwhelming public support for more measures to protect and restore the Hauraki Gulf/Tīkapa Moana.
Of over 1000 respondents, 81% said they love and have a very strong attachment to the Gulf, including its beaches, shorelines and islands. The greatest public concerns for the health of the Gulf are plastics (73% of respondents said this had the most negative impact), sewage (72%), chemicals (70%), and commercial fishing (63%).
Methods proposed to protect the Gulf include planting all waterways, re-establishing lost shellfish-beds and reefs, and banning fishing methods such as dredging and bottom-trawling that damage the sea-floor. 84% of respondents supported these actions, with less than 3% in opposition.
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So today my neighbor plowed in reverse through the fence in between our properties narrowly missing my daughters car, to my disbelief he then checks the back of his car for damage and just drives off and goes about his business leaving the broken fencing panels across our driveway blocking our cars in.
He does return a short time later, but no acknowledgement of the destruction he has just caused, no apology, no attempt to rectify the situation in anyway, just ignoring the fact and walking away.
So I asked him so what are you doing about the fencing his reply was "well its rotten anyway". ( rotten or not WTF... )
I said to him you will need to make arrangements to have the fencing moved as it is blocking our driveway / car, his reply was telling me
"well you FN move it then", both rude and uncalled for.
Not very neighborly thats for sure.
Sadly I ended up having to get my son to help me lift the pieces back over, a bit of a struggle but we got there.
I did notify the police and the landlord.
Being another beautiful hot day in Auckland, the 22-1-22, it’s appropriate we celebrate one of Aotearoa NZ’s great earthly albums of last year on this arvo’s She’ll Be Right on Saturdays Show with PJ Taylor, 3-7pm (NZ time) on East FM.
Troy Kingi is a very cool and talented actor, songwriter and musician, and his 2021 album Black Sea Golden Ladder is outstanding, produced by the master Delaney Davidson and features a stellar cast of players. Troy’s plan has been to produce 10 albums in 10 years, one a year in a different genre and this is the folk work, though it encompasses many other superb musical elements.
Black Sea Golden Ladder will be spun in entirety from 5pm, and we’ll also remember stars of the music world who have passed recently, including Ronnie Spector (Ronettes), Mike Nesmith (Monkees) and Meatloaf.
We’ll also take our usual tour of other musical neighbourhoods on the She’ll Be Right Show with PJ on East FM, East Auckland’s legendary community-powered public service radio station, on 88.1FM and 107.1FM on local frequencies, nationally and globally on www.eastfm.nz... and on app iHeart Radio.
The She’ll Be Right Show – it’s all about the vibe; it’s all about the groove. Kia kaha. – PJ
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