Not really but a silver Mitzi (possibly Evo model) has been doing this in Moturoa recently. Too fast to catch the license number. One neighbour thought 150kph but certainly 80-90kph is fairly common. Cars like to accelerate from Breakwater Road onto Whiteley then button off about Rainsford Street so they can slow down for Calvert Road. Please ring NZ Police on 105 if you can catch the culprit(s). If you know the person concerned perhaps a quiet word in their ear would suffice. This street is full of aging residents (many in at least their 80's) but interspersed with some young families. Opus and the NZTA were asked to address this before the Moturoa roundabout was up-graded but the recommendation was ignored. The same goes for speed restrictions on SH44.
I am writing a story on New Plymouth's proposal for water meters and I am looking for someone to talk to about their thoughts on water meters (and someone who is willing to be photographed for a story).
What are your thoughts on water meters? Send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks Christina of the Daily News. Good article in paper this morning. Your efforts are appreciated. Thought you portrayed a reasonably balanced approach and some telling comments although there appear to have been some good ones you have missed. One Councillor being happy to use 13 times the average amount of water used by the general population if he does that 2-3 times a week that would double or triple total. Is it any wonder Councillors and probablyis not a good look. Shows some Councillors and staff have little sense of reality or democracy. I note also that another Councillor said only costs would be charged but he forgot we would be paying for it all beforehand anyway. One lady mentioned individual storage as an option. Something I mentioned in my submission. My 400 litre tanks enables me to water my fruit trees and veges regularly in all but the driest spell. There has also been some mention of the Council's preemption of water issue. They for example have surveyed most houses to see where meters would be installed; advertised for a manager (withdrawn in haste when it became politically sensitive) and say they are ready to go in July. What a waste of time.
Please note NPDC has still failed to supply transcript of of 10 year Plan hearings as promised. I will keep reminding them. Today all 4 people involved were not available. What does that tell you.