To Whom it may concern
Something needs to change NOW! The current waste solution means that Gisborne’s waste gets released out into our rivers and oceans. Gisborne is know for our world class waves and beautiful beaches. If our beaches keep getting polluted with waste, future kids and visitors are going to grow up knowing that we have ruined our beaches for them. Is that what you want?
You say that money is the issue. A few months ago we got a letter in the mail saying that we as members of the public have to pay something like $300 to fix the problem that you have created. You are reading this in your brand new multi million dollar building that you built instead of fixing the waste water problem. Also there is a huge new library being built that is a waste of time because the old one was fine, and in 10 years everyone is going to read books on devices. From your offices you should be able to see and smell the waste drifting out into our beautiful beaches. Maybe you should have considered the real problems before you started building these waste of money and time buildings.
The biggest issue that I have is that we as surf life savers have to stay out of the water for 5 days each time it rains. Instead of training, getting fit and learning how to save lives we have to sit on the shore watching
He aha ētahi kaupapa matua mo te pai o te wai, ā, e kounga ai te wai mo te anamata?
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.
None of the proposed options would stop sending human faeces out into our ocean. It's disgusting no matter how much you treat it - it's still human waste.
I submit that the decision to adopt a default minimum in terms of wastewater treatment for Turanganui a Kiwa ignores the body of research undertaken by experts and key stakeholders over numerous years, and the direction provided both by Turanga iwi and by independent commissioners. Further, a much improved process of decision making around the options developed collaboratively between the participating experts (WTAG and CIBR) and Turanga iwi would have been facilitated had GDC staff allowed early engagement with potential landowners around system site establishment. Similarly, a paucity of direct engagement with potential recycled wastewater users, or the consideration of special projects where such recycled water might be utilised, meant that GDC has propagated the belief that there are currently no options available. In reference to alternative funding models, I also submit that GDC have made no visible attempt to engage with central government, nor with our own income bearing subsidiaries, to develop a more creative solution to removing wastewater from the Bay than simply relying on individual rates.
Murray John Palmer
Kaore tonu au i te kite i hua o te aukati i te rere te para ki ro awa me te moana. Kei te tukino tonu te kaunihera i nga awa o Turanganui a Kiwa. Kei te roa tenei mahi a koutou ki te taiao. Me whakamutu e koutou tenei mahi.
Kei te tautoko au ki te whakapai I te wai. Na te mea kei ro moana nga kaimoana nei oranga o te tinana me te wairua. Ki te kino te wai e rere ana ki te moana ka tukino i te moana, ki te tukino i te moana, ka mate nga taonga Tangaroa, ka kore te kai mo te tangata. Kei te kaha taku whanau ki te kohi Kuta me era mea o te moana. Engari kei te awangawanga au ki te ahua o te para kei te rere ki ro te awa me te moana he kino. Me whakapai ake te awa kia ora mo te whanau me te taiao.