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Island Bay’s car cult uprising

The Editor

The Cook Strait News,  Wellington,  28 August, 2017

Dear Editor:

Isabella Wishart (CSN 24/08) says she is perplexed by Chloe Bisley-Wright’s letter to the Cook Strait News, but then goes beyond perplexity in aggressively connecting ‘cyclist’ with ‘unable to begin to see other (perspectives)’.

I have no trouble understanding either perspective with the Tea Party – type (read Donald Trump) uprising in Island Bay continuing unabated in 2017 after it began in 2016. This is the car cult mentality which is strong nationwide but has seldom reached the surface to the extent it has in Island Bay.  Ms Bisley-Wright may or may not understand that the car cult is not to be challenged, in ‘Kings New Clothes’ fashion, but in apparent ‘childlike’ honesty (sorry, Chloe) is simply describing what she is hearing.

Where will the next car cult Tea Party uprising pop up in New Zealand? Perhaps the next neighbourhood that has the temerity to actually build a transport option that is a local alternative to the car cult?

Sincerely,

Richard Keller

published 31/08/2017

 

 

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GWRC needs to consult Wellington on trolley buses and low carbon transport

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

18 July, 2017

Dear Editor:

John Lawes observation that the GWRC consultation options for bus stop relocation lacks detailed descriptions reinforces my notion that this consultation is intended mainly to be a distraction, leaving the most important decisions out of the consultation process. Read the rest of this entry »


Survival will be a human choice not magic

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

03 April, 2017

Dear Editor:

Johnny Overton strikes again. (“Our delusional leadership strikes again”, 30 March). He concludes only a Messiah can save humans from their own exploitative mind-set which is destroying the planet.     Read the rest of this entry »


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. Read the rest of this entry »


Motorcar infatuation leads to ‘bursts of illogic’

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

15 September, 2015

Dear Editor:

It is revealing of our times when obviously intelligent people produce bursts of illogic in discussing transport in Wellington. Read the rest of this entry »


‘Sustainable’ housing

The Editor, The Cook Strait News, Wellington

17 March, 2015

Dear Editor:

What a breath of fresh air from Dave McArthur (CSN 9 March).  The use of the term ‘sustainable’ has not become standardized and usually reflects ‘green washing’.  A good list of characteristics that would be truly sustainable in a housing complex is required if we are to come to grips with the challenges facing the future.  Mr. McArthur’s suggestions are in that vein.  They are not new, they have just been mostly ignored.  Thanks, Dave.

Sincerely,

Richard Keller

published 23/03/2015


Councillor Simon Marsh – get more serious, please

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

17 January, 2015

Dear Editor:

Counsellor Simon Marsh says he had no ‘lowlights’ as counsellor in 2014 (Cook Strait News, 12 Jan) but at the same time wants to progress the airport extension in 2015.  Read the rest of this entry »