Mt Roskill’s ‘people power’ wins the day

I was delighted, and very relieved, to learn that Property Developers in South Auckland have withdrawn their application for exclusive rights to the name ‘Wesley’, which would have stripped the Mt Roskill Wesley area of the same name.

A big thank you to the several hundred Mt Roskill residents who signed my hard-copy petition against this proposal – also to the many who signed my e-petition.

I congratulate the developers for their recognition of the strong public feeling in the Wesley community - this overwhelming response was undoubtedly a key factor in their decision to withdraw the application.

This result is a heartening reminder of the power of residents who feel strongly enough about a local issue.