Article: Letters From The Publisher
‘A Bridge Too Far’ was a movie made in 1977 recalling the failed attempt by the allies to capture German bridges on the Rhine during WWII. Failed they may have been but here in Whangarei our own bridge, the Lower Hatea Crossing, has certainly captured the minds and interest of the whole population. Last week another major milestone in it’s construction took place with the installation of the first pile. This may not have seemed significant to many of us but it was the first major step in the building of the bridge itself. I can see, with the completion of the bridge next winter, that Whangarei has taken another giant step to become a city definitely on the move. We mentioned in PropertyPlus last October, with the completion of Okara Stadium, the new Kamo by-pass and the Porowini Road extension, the momentum to modernize our city must not slow down. Hat’s off to the WDC for their effort in helping achieve this goal.
Following on from the various reviews after the government realised the magnitude of the ‘Weathertight Homes’ crisis in New Zealand, the Building Act was changed as of the 1st of March to try and ensure good quality affordable homes and buildings in order to provide a strong and skilled building and construction sector in New Zealand. So on page 4 this week, Frank Newman poses the question; “Who are “licensed building practitioners?”” Have a read and be enlightened.
On page 5, under the banner” The Big Cover Up”, you might be surprised to see that awnings are the main feature. Why on earth should we be thinking about awnings with winter just around the corner? For all of us that enjoy being outside more than inside, this is a worthwhile read.
And yes! You may have seen it flashing by! The PropertyPlus Silver Bullet is back on the road again. Hallelujah!