Harbour upgrade fails to account for trains

LETTER

Re: Eying boatie wellbeing, July 9 letter.

As one of many boaties and fishos who love to use the ocean, I totally agree with Alain on the unsatisfactory boat ramp and surrounding inner harbour area.

When and not if the rail is reopened, I can see trains as long as a politician’s tongue blocking the access to the boat ramp and anything on the town side of the rail line, therefore it is a no-brainer to build a sheltered ramp at Kaiti Beach for the boating public of Gisborne. As Alain says, the yacht club’s membership would grow and they could only be happy about that.

If you want the logging trucks out of the town area, railing logs to the port and to Napier when Gisborne can’t cope (and that’s happening a bit lately by truck) from an inland rail yard is another no-brainer.

It just means the boffins who make the decisions have built an inner harbour wonderland that we won’t be able to get to — and that’s what not thinking ahead gets you.

Mike Beale

Re: Eying boatie wellbeing, July 9 letter.

As one of many boaties and fishos who love to use the ocean, I totally agree with Alain on the unsatisfactory boat ramp and surrounding inner harbour area.

When and not if the rail is reopened, I can see trains as long as a politician’s tongue blocking the access to the boat ramp and anything on the town side of the rail line, therefore it is a no-brainer to build a sheltered ramp at Kaiti Beach for the boating public of Gisborne. As Alain says, the yacht club’s membership would grow and they could only be happy about that.

If you want the logging trucks out of the town area, railing logs to the port and to Napier when Gisborne can’t cope (and that’s happening a bit lately by truck) from an inland rail yard is another no-brainer.

It just means the boffins who make the decisions have built an inner harbour wonderland that we won’t be able to get to — and that’s what not thinking ahead gets you.

Mike Beale

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