Debate of the moment (yep, it's the summer season of slow news): chop down the trees along Queen street and replace them with natives; or don't chop them down because of it's PC madness gone ... um, madder.
Good posts from Tim Selwyn of Tumeke and Russell Brown on Public Address - parts 1 & 2.
In the spirit of can't we all just get along, here's my solution: double the amount of green space on Queen St. Don't chop down the existing trees. Put up a bunch of natives as well. Call it a homage to the multicultural mural of Auckland. Put up a plaque. And a blessing. Hell, have a parade and some fireworks while we're at it, god knows the place could do with some cheering up. Fuck it, get rid of a lane or two and make little grassy islands, with trees and picnic tables and babbling fountains. Who could complain about that? (well, the guys commenting on DPF could, but that's what they're paid to do for our amusement)
Dick, I'll expect my cheque in the mail.