He aha tāu pīrangi kite i roto i ngā rautaki manaaki i te whenua, takutai moana me te rerenga rauropi?
Ngā mihi ki te hunga i tuku mai i o rātau whakaaro. Kua kati te wā tuku tāpaetanga.
Heoi, ka āhei koe te pānui i ngā tāpaetanga me ngā whakawhiwhi āhua a te iwi.
Responsibility for preventing rainwater from entering the sewers lies with the owner of the property. It is necessary for GDC to identify the contraventions, and to do it urgently. We bought a house in Gisborne in 2006 and were promptly notified by GDC staff that remedial work was necessary; the work was done at our expense; the general problem remains in 2018; what have you been doing for the past 10 years?
Kei te tino kino te mate o te taiao i te maha o nga para kei te whiua e nga tangata katoa ki nga takutai o te moana. Me whakarite kia maha nga ipu para ki te kohikohia nga para e te tangata ki te waiho. Hei awhina tenei I te taiao ki te kore e pai ki a Papatuanuku.
Waihanga he putea mo te taiao ki a whakatika te kino o nga awa o te tairawhiti kei te mate nga tuna me nga ika i nga para kei ro awa. Tera pea ki te homai he putea ka taea e nga kura, hapori te awhina ki te piki ake i te hauora o te wai kei ro awa awa. Koinei he huarahi i tuku awhina ki te awa me nga hapori ki te awhina tautoko kia pai ai ma te hapori tonu e mahi te mahi mo te taiao katoa. Ko te oranga o papatuanuku me te tangata te mea nui katoa.
There needs to be greater investment both monetary and non-monetary towards the drainwise programme. Private property stormwater issues is the main cause of sewage overflows and flooding, yet most of the money committed to Drainwise, focuses on the public network. By your own admission, private properties are the issue, and your solution is to put most of your "eggs" into the public network "basket". Your options to assist homeowners are vague and without any substance. If the majority of the issue is with private properties, than the majority of your resources should focus on private properties. We at the Kotukutuku Kerehi Trust believe you as a council are failing to look for innovative and "out of the box" solutions that have been already been adopted in other cities. This issue has been around for years, and you have been doing the same thing over and over again with no significant improvement. Sewage is still going in the river and homes are still being flooded with human faeces. Drainwise needs to have greater and more defined purpose when dealing with the private property issues.
There should be no sewage overflows onto private property or into the City rivers. This is top priority for Council