Readers Views

Mahurangi Matters - Letters 12 December 2018

Tale of two blokes Christmas when it is boiled down is, I reckon, mainly about two blokes. One from the North Pole and the other from heaven. The bloke from the North Pole comes every Christmas, weighed down with gifts for girls and boys – if they...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - Readers Letters 28-11-18

Waste mismanagement The establishment of a mega landfill (i.e. pollution) site fed by 300 trucks per day on 1000 hectares of forest and farmland in the Dome Valley could be quite a money-spinner (MM November 14). After all, the owners can rely on an...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - Readers Letters 14 November 2018

NZ meat is neat All food has an environmental impact, so unless you can live on fresh air, what you eat will affect something, somewhere.  Climate change, water, biodiversity and soil are important to farmers and our customers – it’s...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters November 1, 2018

Leads needed Charlotte Hopkins, Silverdale I am fed up with dog owners allowing their dogs to sniff and jump up on strangers, because they are not on a lead. I have had bad experiences with dogs that have left me nervous around them. In Manly and Silverdale...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters Letters - 31 October 2018

Blow from Council I read with disbelief the report of the Interdominion Schools Team Sailing Regatta held recently at Algies Bay (MM Oct 17). What a knockout blow these school sailors received from the Auckland Council. Why did it suddenly demand a resource...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters letters - October 17, 2018

Compassion needed Rae Bird, Gulf Harbour That some lives matter more is at the centre of what is wrong with the world. To be clear, I am for the abused, downtrodden and forgotten, what ever that is, but I take umbrage at Phillip Wrigley’s article...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters - October 3, 2018

No sympathy for Wainui Simon Roberts, Red Beach As a Red Beach resident, but not a golf club member, I watched with horror as the green course was replaced with streets and hundreds of homes – and soon a massive retirement village. The club was...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters Letters - 3 October 2018

Me too I was both dismayed and interested to read your article about the dog attack on sheep in McKinney Road recently (MM September 19). I experienced similar devastation in early July this year when I discovered all six of my sheep had died in this...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 19 September 2018 - Letters

Conversion clarity I would like to provide clarity and context regarding feedback in letters to the editor discussing conversion therapy (MM September 5). Conversion therapy can cause irreparable damage to those who experience it. However, I want to clarify...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters - 5 September 2018

Pontoon cost shocking Ken Roberts, Army Bay As someone who has built a number of raft-like constructions in my time, I was shocked to see a cost of $20,000 for a Council pontoon at a local beach (HM August 1). Surely this is not justifiable? Your excellent...... Read More