Readers Views

Mahurangi Matters, 16 June 2021 - Readers Letters

Vaccination shambles The information supplied by the Ministry of Health advises that persons in Group 3 (65 and over) will be notified how and when to book a vaccination in late May. I have received no notification and then I see a Facebook posting from...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters letters - June 2, 2021

Positive response Andrea Simpson, Gulf Harbour I’m feeling very positive after reading the story in your newspaper about Robyn Cotton, who wrote a book and herself has Parkinson’s disease. A family member has a recent diagnosis and initially,...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 2 June 2021 - You Say Online

We asked our Facebook followers if they agree with the decision to lower the speed limit to 80km/h on SH1 between Warkworth and Puhoi on June 14. Stacey Lemmen I travel that road daily to work. Every day I get stuck behind someone doing 80-90. If the...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 2 June 2021 - Readers Letters

Put plaques back I have lived in Snells Beach for about 10 years, but apart from that I have no real connection to Warkworth, historical or otherwise. But I was disgusted at the response to people’s concerns regarding the removal of the name plaques...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters letters - May 19, 2021

 Leak wastes water Michelle Downey, Tindalls Bay I am pleased to see that, at the moment, the water spilling over Whangaparāoa Road between Vipond and Glenelg Roads has finally been fixed. This has been spilling since last year. I hate...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 19 May 2021 - You Say Online

We asked our Facebook followers if they will travel to the Cook Islands under the new travel bubble. Here’s what they thought: Tayla Perivolaris Yes I will, but not until later in the year when the bubble has been going a while. The Islands rely...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 19 May 2021 - Readers Views

Wharf plaques We were saddened to learn that the name plaques on the Warkworth Wharf are to be removed during the renovations and stored for safe keeping (MM May 5). The names will be listed in a kiosk on the wharf for future reference, whatever that...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 19 May 2021 - Readers Views

Wharf plaques We were saddened to learn that the name plaques on the Warkworth Wharf are to be removed during the renovations and stored for safe keeping (MM May 5). The names will be listed in a kiosk on the wharf for future reference, whatever that...... Read More

Viewpoint - Rethinking transport

A recent thread on social media I followed and contributed to was around the Auckland Harbour Bridge and cycle and walking access. It got me thinking … if you closed lanes to the bridge during rush hour, it would force more people on to the buses,...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters letters - May 5, 2021

High cost for stairs Barry Luckman, Army Bay (abridged) I read with concern in Hibiscus Matters, March 15 edition, that Auckland Council is to spend $490,000 repairing the stairs leading to the beach below Pacific Parade in Army Bay. It’s a pity...... Read More