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AUCKLAND CITY HARBOUR NEWS, JUNE 7, 2013
Dr Rodney Syme FRACS
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Status quo on dog bylaws for now
Decisions on dog access rules
will be decided by local boards
and until those decisions are
made, the current rules on
where Rover and Flash can be
walked off-leash remain.
The Auckland Council has
released its new policy on dogs
and dog management, which
replaces the seven policies of
the pre-super city councils.
The new policy takes effect
on July 1.
When the council announced
its ideas on new dog policies
last year it received more than
10,000 submissions from
across the city.
The council says while many
of those submitters agreed a
region-wide approach was
required there was also a
clear preference for greater
local input'' before decisions
are made about dog access on
local parks and beaches.
To that end decisions on dog
access rules have now been
placed in the hands of Auck-
land's 21 local boards.
The chairwoman of the hear-
ings panel that dealt with the
bylaw, councillor Noelene Raf-
fills, says when it comes to cer-
tain areas the same rules will
Now we have one approach
across Auckland for the things
that are important no matter
where you are, like encourag-
ing responsible dog ownership,
dealing with dangerous and
menacing dogs, and common
dog access rules for footpaths,
playgrounds and shared
Ms Raffills says while it is
good to have control with a
local body it will mean yet
another decision-making pro-
cess must be held.
The downside to this though
is that until those reviews are
complete, which could take
some time, the existing access
rules on local beaches will con-
To review the dog access
rules boards will have to follow
a statutory process and are
required to gather information,
engage with the community
and prepare and notify propos-
als that the community can
make submissions on, and then
Boards will identify beaches
where dogs may be taken
under control off a leash at all
times all-year round and where
the new region-wide summer
beach times and season should
be applied, what type of dog
access in each time slot, and
dog access during winter
On Auckland central parks
and beaches the existing dog
access rules for under control
off-leash, under control on-
leash, and prohibited areas
will continue after July 1, as
will the current summer and
winter time and season restric-
tions on when dogs are allowed
at these locations.
nz/dog to view the new policy.
Exhibition brings war into focus
Not forgotten: Korean War veterans David Mannering and Wally Wyatt with a photo of themselves taken in Korea during their two-and-a-half year service with New
Photo: JASON OXENHAM
By JESS LEE
A NATION DIVIDED SINCE 1950
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IT IS known as the forgotten war.
A war overshadowed by World
War II and Vietnam but an experi-
ence three Korean War veterans
will never forget.
Images taken by Kiwi soldiers
during the Korean War, including
those of Auckland's Wally Wyatt,
are on display in an exhibition at
Ponsonby's Artstation this month
as part of the Auckland Festival of
Nearly 6000 New Zealanders
fought in the war which broke out
in 1950. By the end of New Zea-
land's military involvement in
1957, 45 Kiwis had lost their lives.
Mr Wyatt hopes the exhibition
will shed light on what those men
Even now people say the
Korean War?, which one was that?'
They just have no recollection of
it at all.
I just hope by seeing what it was
and how many New Zealanders
served there, that they would take
a bit of interest.''
The 85-year-old served for two-
and-a-half years in K-Force as part
of the 16th Field Regiment with
David Mannering when they were
both 22 years old.
New Zealand joined a United
Nations multinational force to
repel communist North Korea's
invasion of South Korea and
remained for four years after the
July 1953 armistice.
The men arrived to flattened
buildings, bombs and rubble.
You realise by that time that
this is a war and they play for
keeps,'' Mr Wyatt says.
Jim Newman, president of NZ
Korea Veterans Association, was
just 17 when he served in the navy
aboard a Loch-class frigate, the
Hawea, between 1951 and 1952.
We were scared as hell. War is
not pretty but at the same time if
we hadn't gone in there, if we
hadn't played our role, South Korea
would not be what it is today.
Our role was to make the place
safe for them.''
It isn't the gunfire or the cold
that stands out the most in the
memories of these three men.
It is the friendships forged on
those battlefields, Mr Mannering
Korean-New Zealand Cultural
Association president and exhi-
bition organiser Tony Keam says
for the 60th anniversary of the
war's end and with the current
situation in Korea it is more
important than ever to honour
those who risked their lives.
Old Soldiers Never Die: Korean
War Photo Exhibition is free to enter
and runs until June 22 at the
Artstation Gallery, 1 Ponsonby Rd,
On guard: South Korean marines patrol on Yeonpyeong island near the western
maritime border between the two Koreas.
The Korean War (1950-1953) was
a military conflict between the
Republic of Korea (South Korea),
supported by the United Nations
and the Democratic Peoples
Republic of Korea (North Korea),
supported by China and the Soviet
It is estimated that around two
million civilians and one million
soldiers died in the war and North
and South Korea have remained
divided to this day at the 38th
New Zealand was one of 16
United Nations countries militarily
involved in the war from 1950 to
4700 New Zealanders served as
part of the New Zealand contingent
1300 served on the frigates
during the war and for a period after
the armistice (1953-1957)
45 men lost their lives serving in
NZ forces -- 33 of them during the
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