Values check required . . .

LETTER

$153 million to beef up economic development and tourism; $0 for the necessary community swimming complex upgrade, which goes nowhere without $15m to match GDC’s $5m commitment?

We need a community values check. Does Gisborne by the sea need a place to swim for health year round, for children to learn to swim, for hydrotherapy, and for aquatic competition training, not to mention preparation for surf lifesaving training?

Heavens no! Gisborne just needs to grow, to keep timber trucks rolling, and to attract tourist dollars.

Sarah Dixon

$153 million to beef up economic development and tourism; $0 for the necessary community swimming complex upgrade, which goes nowhere without $15m to match GDC’s $5m commitment?

We need a community values check. Does Gisborne by the sea need a place to swim for health year round, for children to learn to swim, for hydrotherapy, and for aquatic competition training, not to mention preparation for surf lifesaving training?

Heavens no! Gisborne just needs to grow, to keep timber trucks rolling, and to attract tourist dollars.

Sarah Dixon

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    Do you support the call for a feasibility study into developing an "inland port" and sending the district's export logs to Napier Port by rail, to get log trucks out of the city and to repurpose the port and harbour area?