Your letter writer of yesterday’s ‘No Chinatown’ message is just sour grapes.
Maraerenga deserves upgraded sporting facilities including the new netball
court dome; and a proposed stadium structure to allow the people of Tupapa
Maraerenga to sit comfortably, under cover, to watch rugby and soccer games
played on the field. In fact, there’s a lot more to do in the village!
on George Maggie, the MP for Tupapa Maraerenga, for getting out there and
talking to various donors to make things happen for his people and village.
things to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to source funding for village
projects is like waiting for an alien spaceship to fly over Rarotonga. Ain’t
going to happen!
people of Tupapa have been asking for improved sports facilities for yonkies.
Now, George Maggie, the action MP is delivering on those wishes.
why should we limit ourselves to one donor? We should be asking for help from
NZ, Australia, USA, India, South Korea, Germany, France, England and yes, even
infrastructure projects for the people of Tupapa Maraerenga is most welcome!
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flew to Raro with Air NZ this year and we had nothing but problems with them.
They overbooked the flight by a heap of people and a bunch of us got bumped off
last minute. We are all standing there just waiting for stand by while people
were still arriving after check in had closed and were getting put on the
flight. My 14-year-old wasn't bumped so was going to be in Raro without us for
hours on end.
always thought going with Air NZ was the safe option so paid more. Booked with
Jetstar to go back next year because it appears it doesn’t matter what airline
you go with so may as well risk it for the cheaper flights (saving over $500 is
worth the risk in my opinion),
risks does seabed mining pose to the ocean?
this is a relatively new and experimental technique, much of the science around
the environmental impacts of seabed mining is incomplete or unproven. But
scientists have expressed serious concerns over the multiple potential impacts
of seabed mining, from the noise of the machinery affecting wildlife, to the
activity killing animals and plants on the seabed.
are also worries that the sediment plume (unwanted sand dumped back in the
water) would smother marine life.
addition to the direct impacts of the mining activity, there are also knock-on
effects that can take longer to recognise. The marine food web is a delicate
and complex thing; impact one creature and you are also impacting others in the
well as the technique being new, little is known about the environments and
biodiversity that lives in many of the areas being eyed for mining. We know
less about the seafloor than we do about the surface of the moon, but seabed
mining is set to destroy what we haven’t even understood yet.