Hutt News : May 17th 2011
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That annoys him because the people of West Papua risked their lives in World War II. The bit that really eats at me is that these people were willing to risk their lives, not just their lives but their families', to help us against the Japanese . . .andnowwedon'tgive a damn what happens to them.'' Mrs Leadbeater, sister of Green MP Keith Locke, who recently visited the area will speak about the failure of New Zealand to support to the West Papuans. Waiwhetu Lower Hutt peace Group, Tuesday, May 24, 7.30pm, Uniting Church Hall, cnr Trafalgar and Grenville streets. History versus officials Shore landmark: Built in 1906, the Lowry Bay boatshed is a favourite with local painters. It needs a new resource consent to stay on the site. By NICHOLAS BOYACK The historic Lowry Bay boatshed is about to get a new resource consent. The boatshed was built in 1906 for Charles Skerrett and Robert Turnbull. It was used to store their recreational boat and the pair ignored repeated requests by the Wellington Harbour Board to remove it. The boatshed remained after the death of the pair in the late 1920s and today is a local landmark. An attempt by the harbour board to remove it was foiled by the intervention of the Historic Places Trust and it was allowed to remain. By 1988 the boatshed owner was Katrina McCro- ssan, who had a right to occupy the site under a coastal permit. She gifted it to the city council, sub- ject to conditions aimed at ensuring its primary use remains as a boatshed and that any activity associ- ated with it is not a nuisance to local residents. The boatshed is currently leased to the Lowry Bay Residents Association, which in turn leased it to a local, Fred Walker. The building was severely damaged in the storm of February 2004. The council subsequently replaced all the piles, upgraded it in 2005 and began a regular maintenance programme. The boatshed is registered under the Historic Places Act and is one of the most photographed and painted structures in the city. Greater Wellington Regional Council has written to the city council indicating that a new resource consent is required for the building to remain where it is. The city council has written to the Eastbourne Community Board encouraging it to make a posi- tive'' submission in support of retaining the boatshed.
May 24th 2011