Opponents of a plan to construct a dog park in east Auckland say the site chosen is inappropriate and the process was rushed and not sufficiently transparent, Times reports. Late last year the Howick Local Board asked Auckland Council staff to investigate, design and deliver a dog exercise area within Lloyd Elsmore Park in Pakuranga. But several organisations and clubs that use the park are opposed to the move, including Pakuranga Croquet Club president Neal Henderson and Lloyd Elsmore Park User Group secretary Alison Mudford.