Fiona Anderson's is a similar kind of dishonest rent-seeking. The founder of a group set up to oppose Marc Ellis's proposed cafe at Piha -- "a cafe would make Piha less unique, less restful, and bring more traffic and noise" she said in her submission opposing Ellis's cafe -- she was there this morning on Piha's holy ground with a cafe of her own: a mobile cafe dubbed 'The Wave.'
Her excuse: "I'm just providing what people want." Story here. I'd recommend if you're out at Piha that you order up a cup of mud from Fiona, fling it straight at her smug two-faced boat-race, and tell her what you want is less power for people like her to stop other people's enterprise.
What's this all got to do with Frank Lloyd Wright? Well, nothing at all, really, except that he designed a gorgeous beachside complex in Carmel, California for a client called Stuart Halporn that he dubbed 'The Wave': in the words of Wright "an appropriate, luxurious, steel-and-masonry shelter on a completely exposed ocean front where heavy surf breaks over great rocks piled on the shore. The steel fenestration opening only beneath on account of wind, the sunken garden (excavated earth transferred to the top of the house for insulation) and the terrace for recreation are its main features."
The views shown here are Wright's original sketches for the project.
UPDATE: Looks like Ms Anderson has got the bum's rush already from those she sought to enlist in Ellis's expulsion. If you live by the sword ...