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Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey Involved in Hold Up

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1 December, 2006

Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey Involved in Hold Up

Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey might be totally opposed to Transit New Zealand’s proposal to toll the western ring road but he has no problem with holding up cars in New Lynn for a good cause.

The mayor is taking part in the New Lynn Rotary Club’s Great Western Hold Up fundraising event this Saturday (December 2) from 9am – 10am.

Mayor Harvey and members of the club will be ‘persuading’ motorists stopped at intersections to donate money for use in local community projects.

“My council is totally opposed to tolling the western ring road because it will condemn the city to ever worsening traffic problems,” says Mayor Harvey.

“It works against the interests of our city, its business sector and its residents and we are tired of being marginalised.

“However I am more than happy to revert back to our Wild West hold up mentality to ensure local community groups are benefited. We look after our own here in the west.”

Over the past two years the New Lynn Rotary Club has donated more than $15,000 to charities as a direct result of the Great Western Hold Up.

Local Waitakere MPs are expected to join the mayor in his fundraising efforts at the event tomorrow which runs from 9am – noon.

ENDS

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