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Dear Editor, I would like to know if there are any plans for the Titirangi roundabout sculptures following the discussion in The Fringe earlier this year? I initiated an on-line conversation recently and all those who responded seemed to agree that their design is great but that they could use a lick of paint. Apparently artist Lisa Higgens created the organic shapes to represent three microscopic growth stages of a ponga fern spore, the regeneration of life – very clever, and very appropriate to the Waitakeres. The sculptures have become part of our landscape and it would be good to see them maintained well, and even perhaps – if we dare – with some more imaginative colours. Who is responsible for these sculptures and how can we take this discussion forward?

Lyn Chaston, Titirangi Editor’s note: We will be investigating this further in the New Year.

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Dear Editor, People’s approach to business sometimes amazes me. Take the businesses lining the Titirangi car park where the wine shop is. Over the past year or two some of these are reserving car park spaces in what rightly or wrongly is considered a general car park for all. There are always two or more sides to a story. I expect that the leases of these businesses include one, two or three car parks It must be frustrating to lease a car park and have difficulty using it. People parking for hours at a time would also be frustrating. But every time someone pulls into a park there they see your advertising signs; every time someone parks there they are a customer or at the worst a potential customer. Is it the council’s responsibility to provide car parks? Even if it was and even if the council decided tomorrow to improve parking in the village it would take years for them to achieve it. We have a business in another suburb. We and our staff park a

minute’s walk away so that our customers can park close by with ease. It’s part of customer service.

If people can’t park in the village, they won’t shop in the village! Marty Wise, Laingholm

Blockhouse Bay Santa Parade and Carnival

Blockhouse Bay Primary School’s Carnival is to take place on Saturday December 6, 11.30am-3.00pm.

There will be delicious food, rides, bouncy castles, cake stalls, a White Elephant Stand and much more. The entrance to the school is either behind the library or the driveway to the right of Plunket. This year’s Carnival is to raise funds for a heat pump for the

school swimming pool. Kids need to know how to swim and, for many, the swimming lessons they get at school are their only education in water safety. The school wants to be able to heat the pool to make it easier for its children to learn.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays We will be closed from 23rd December, re-opening 12th January.

The Carnival follows the Blockhouse Bay Santa Parade with pre-parade entertainment from 9.30am and the parade starting at 10.45.

Contact Denise Le Noel on 021 614 524 for more information or if you would like to become a sponsor of the Carnival.

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