Popular events such as Santa and Anzac Day parades are under threat in Auckland due to the spiralling costs of traffic management plans (TMPs), NZ Herald reports. Orakei Local Board chairman Scott MilneMilne said the board set aside $20,000 for the St Heliers Bay Anzac Day parade, of which $6500 is spent on a TMP. Yes, we need to have a TMP to keep people safe, but has anyone stopped to think what the real cost is of providing the service which is an exact duplicate year-after-year, he said.