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  #2358775 21-Nov-2019 16:04
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Technofreak:

 

freitasm:

 

Those grounds are used everyday by people who walk to the large space at lunch time, meet with family members who work around and just sit to enjoy the sun, and have some social exchanges with friends. A playground is a nice addition to those stopping by.

 

There aren't many (if at all) playgrounds in central Wellington.

 

Surely you understand that?

 

 

I question the value of taxpayers paying $500,000 for something like this and then for it to be promoted as being something that shows the current government is focusing on child welfare, especially when child welfare groups are saying otherwise. That $500,000 could have been better spent on child welfare.

 

I agree good playgrounds are a very worthwhile amenity. However if Wellington is devoid of good playgrounds, it's not the responsibility of central government to rectify that problem

 

 

Or we could put away the soap boxes for a bit and have some fun.





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Technofreak:

 

I question the value of taxpayers paying $500,000 for something like this and then for it to be promoted as being something that shows the current government is focusing on child welfare, especially when child welfare groups are saying otherwise. That $500,000 could have been better spent on child welfare.

 

I agree good playgrounds are a very worthwhile amenity. However if Wellington is devoid of good playgrounds, it's not the responsibility of central government to rectify that problem

 

 

The Govt doesnt operate like a broke household where spending somewhere means they cant spend somewhere else. They would spend $500k or even more on the other stuff if they wanted to. They just have to print it and spend it.

 

 





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MikeB4:

 

Or we could put away the soap boxes for a bit and have some fun.

 

 

But this is just how it starts! First they spend taxpayer money on kids' playgrounds, then before you know it, they're building pubs and shopping malls!

 

 

 

Its a slippery slope...


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