Editor's Say

Dementia care available

I want to respond to your article “Women preparing to tackle Warkworth dementia woes” (MM June 14). It said “Currently, there is no all-day respite care available in the area, which can provide quality care for sufferers and give their...... Read More

Doctors must listen

In support of Debating Vaccination by Eugene Sims (MM  July 5), my husband and I have two  children who are now in their 20s. Our daughter never had a problem with any of her vaccinations, so I wasn’t concerned when our son Josh came along...... Read More

Look at the facts

In reply to Cindy Lynch’s response to the Debating Vaccination article (MM July 5). I would like to point out that I was very careful not to add my personal view or opinion on whether I was pro- or anti-vaccination. Most of the thread of the Vaxxed...... Read More

Building claims refuted

Councillor Sayers (MM Jul 19) states that it is easier in Thames or elsewhere to get a building consent. Actually, my daughter and her husband have been waiting months for a building consent in Thames. The issue with housing is as much to do with the...... Read More

Kardashian-free news

Regular visitors to the Local Matters website may have noticed some changes. Earlier this year, we were approached by a publisher based in the Bay of Plenty who was keen to set up a national network of independent newspapers. The idea was to support one...... Read More

Fertiliser fouls

Fertiliser run off from farmland is a waste of money. It’s a waste of resource that is bad for streams, rivers, lakes,  the sea, and for the creatures that inhabit them. There are good reasons we should carefully look at our fertiliser use....... Read More

Right wins over might

The NZ Commerce Commission made an important and courageous decision this month when it declined a proposed merger between Fairfax and NZME. Had the proposal been approved, the merged entity would have controlled nearly 90 per cent of the daily newspaper...... Read More

Jubilee celebrations

From the first years of settlement, Albertland pioneers have celebrated May 29, the date their ships left London’s East India docks for New Zealand. 1887 marked the Albertlanders’ 25th Jubilee and the opening of the new Port Albert Temperance...... Read More