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Adams laments rise of the CAVE people

Thursday, 16 June 2005

Adams laments rise of the CAVE people

Auckland-based United Future MP, Paul Adams, spoke out in Parliament today against the rise of a new CAVE culture that was destroying for purely selfish reasons legitimate avenues for family entertainment like the Western Springs Speedway.

Speaking during debate on controlling car noise levels at night Mr Adams said there were two types of citizens when it came to noise.

"Firstly there are those who have a genuine concern for excessive noise, especially at night.

"But then we have the CAVE people - Citizens Against Virtually Everything.

"These are people who move into an area like Western Springs in Auckland, where we have had fabulous entertainment by way of speedway for decades, and start objecting
"If we continue with legislation that enables these people to unreasonably shut down a great family facility like Western Springs Speedway, then as a country we will have major problems.

"Many New Zealanders want to increase the legal drinking age. Well where will the young ones go for their entertainment?

"Western Springs has always been a great option for them. A city needs life, fun and reasonable noise levels, but what it does not need is to pander to CAVE people who simply need to move to a quieter area and let others enjoy life in a vibrant city," said Mr Adams.


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