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A petition calling on the Auckland Council to upgrade Tamaki Drive has received almost one thousand signatures, and counting, says the MP for Tamaki Simon O’Connor.

Mr O’Connor launched the petition at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club before a full house of locals and various community leaders.

“I’ve been overwhelmed with support for this initiative. Already hundreds of signatures have been collected and more keep coming in each week.”

Locals are enthusiastically signing the petition online and returning signed flyers that were delivered to tens of thousands of homes throughout the electorate.

The Tamaki MP and St Heliers resident came up with the idea for a petition as a result of frequent feedback from constituents seeking improvements to be made to the 8.2km seaside road.

“I want the Council to see upgrading Tamaki Drive as a top priority. It has suffered years of neglect and no longer lives up to its potential. We need to improve traffic congestion and road safety, and make the road more user-friendly for pedestrians and cyclists.

“If, like me, you feel it is time to upgrade Tamaki Drive for all Aucklanders and visitors, then sign my petition today.”

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