Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Confident about appeal against business park

Paraparaumu Airport Coalition confident about appeal against developers’ business park


The Paraparaumu Airport Coalition says preparations for its appeal against plans for a business park on the airfield are well advanced.

The Coalition’s convenor, Nick Fisher, says the community group has a strong case against ‘Big Box’ developments planned for the airfield’s alternate runway.

Mr Fisher says he expects the appeal to get under way in the Environment Court in February or March next year.

The Coalition’s appeal centres on the need to retain the East/West runway, on safety issues, and on traffic congestion and the rights of the original Maori landowners.

“A wide range of people in the community are supporting our appeal.” Mr Fisher says, “And they are contributing generously by giving to our appeal fund.”

The Airport Coalition has also been working closely with a group representing Maori former owners of airport land, Te Whanau a te Ngarara.

The Coalition also has a representative from former Pakeha airport land owners – and Mr Fisher says it’s been a unique venture in Maori/Pakeha co-operation.

Mr Fisher says the two groups have engaged the same barrister, who is fluent in Te Reo Maori.

And they and other interested parties are also working on their vision for an Airport which meets community aspirations.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On DHB Deficits And Free Trade

Currently the world is looking on aghast at the Trump administration’s plans to slash Obamacare, mainly in order to finance massive tax changes that will deliver most of their gains to the wealthy. Lives will be lost in the trade-off. Millions of Americans stand to lose access to the healthcare they need.

Spot the difference with New Zealand, where DHBs are under intense pressure to reduce deficits within a climate of chronic underfunding. More>>

 
 

Greens' Response: Slum-Like Rentals Exposed In Renting Review

“...The grim findings of the review are a wakeup call about the true state of rentals in this country. Too many renters are festering in slum-like conditions under the thumb of landlords who have largely unchecked powers and ignore tenants’ complaints when it suits them.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a loaded revolver left on the desk by his Cabinet colleagues as they closed the door behind them, now that the polls in Ohariu had confirmed he was no longer of much use to National. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>

ALSO:

Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>

ALSO:

Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election