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Thanks to Nikki Papatsoumas of Cook Strait News

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

23 January, 2017

Dear Editor:

Thanks to Nikki Papatsoumas for her insight and efforts on Cook Strait News. The coverage of the local body elections in 2016 was second to none when other local media coverage was generally mediocre.  In the last edition (19 Jan) her outline of issues facing the area’s suburbs in 2017, cleverly boxed into a map of the region, has captured well the expected main ones.

Most important will be the proposed runway extension at the airport. A hopeful future will see less air travel and less tourism as the extravagant discharge of carbon winds down, with the Airport’s desperate flappings being brought back down to earth.

The most interesting will be in Island Bay where 2016 was dominated by an uproar over transport. It was spoken in a type of political code, namely “cycleway”, but it never was about the cycleway.  It was always about cars.  Will interest fade away quietly with no cycleway appearing?

Sincerely,

Richard Keller

published 16/02/2017

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