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Hibiscus Matters letters - June 19, 2019

Car parks unsafe Gavin Quale, Stanmore Bay (abridged) Just read the letter in this week’s Hibiscus Matters (June 5) “Salesyard Concerns”. I live along this part of the road and it is of major concern to myself and other residents....... Read More

Readers Letters - Mahurangi Matters 19 June 2019

Imaginative leadership. Thank you for your front-page acknowledgment in Mahurangi Matters of two young New Zealanders and their outstanding achievements the fields of politics and technology (MM June 5). Both are recognised – at least by the...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters - June 5, 2019

Think again Melissa Baybridge, Red Beach The news that a seawall could be built on Orewa Beach that will increase the amount of sand that needs to be shifted (HM May 22) has shocked and alarmed my friends and I who love this beach. We may not have all...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 5 June 2019_Readers Letters

Clarity on power On the morning of May 1, the national grid, operated by Transpower, suffered an outage affecting around 15,000 customers in Warkworth, Wellsford, Matakana, Omaha, Snells Beach, Leigh and Mahurangi (MM May 8). Transpower rectified the...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters - May 22, 2019

Lack of vision Tony Grant, Red Beach I was dismayed to read your story in the May 8 Hibiscus Matters that the block of properties between D’Oyly Drive and Brightside Road are to be sold. This is an absolute travesty. A purely financial decision...... Read More

Mahurangi Mtters 22 May 2019 - Reader's Letters

Power failure On Wednesday, May 1, a power outage hit our area. It had dire consequences over a wide area from Puhoi to Mangawhai and beyond. Not just for individuals, but for businesses like banks, supermarkets, medical centres, dentists, cafes and...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters letters, May 8, 2019

Punishment to fit crime Robert McConnell, Orewa Hibiscus Matters of April 17 reported the avoidable destruction of many years of work in the Nukumea Stream. Apparently a developer working upstream was fined $300 for a similar but smaller infringement...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 8 May 2019_Readers Letters

Makarau saga Although the Auckland Shooting Club (ASC) grounds are closed due to the High Court overruling the original Code of Compliance, we have no reassurance that this is more than a temporary measure. A resource consent application (at not inconsiderable...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters, April 17, 2019

Thanks for the hand up Pamela Lelean, Orewa On March 26 I had a bad fall in Cammish Lane, Orewa. I want to thank the kind people who came to help – from the dental premises, Labtests, and someone from Restyle Boutique who came out with a fur coat...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 17 April 2019 - Letters

Harbour pollution I wish to correct the erroneous statement in the last issue (MM Apr 3) with reference to the breakage of the sewer pipe at Point Wells. There was definitely discharge into the harbour and several residents witnessed it. Laurence Eyres,...... Read More