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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

Mahurangi Matters 5 September 2018

Front page tripe Seriously, Mahurangi Matters? What tripe is this you are putting on our front page (Rodney activists seek gay conversion ban – MM August 15) You’ve got plenty of better news than this in your pages. This petition is plain...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters letters - August 15, 2018

Failing the locals Michael James, Orewa (abridged) Here is a partial list of the failings of Auckland Council and Auckland Transport as of late: Orewa suicide pedestrian crossings; fire sale of Orewa Service Centre; relying on the public to complain...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 15 August 2018

4 lanes good, 2 lanes bad The story in the latest Mahurangi Matters about the Matakana Link Road (MM August 1) is concerning. The suggestion that a two-lane road will later be extended to a four lane rightly has alarm bells ringing. Why do we continue...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters letters - August 4, 2018

Skybus out of reach Glenda and Graeme Dykes, Red Beach I saw recently that Skybus is now offering a new service from Albany. ‘Hoorah’, I thought, as we use the Skybus service when catching flights. But the powers that be have out-clevered...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters - 18 July 2018

Safety first Kathy Joyce Stanmore Bay Mr Hannan, no no no! Are you seriously putting the Boulevard concept ahead of people’s safety? Why don’t you just close the Boulevard and make it just for pedestrians and let all traffic use another...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters Letters - 18 July 2018

Drowning in poo Thank you for putting “our plea” in your Off the Record article, “Putting the ‘dump’ back into dumpster” (MM May 30). Alas, the sign has not helped. I am unsure which part of, “Please...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters - July 4, 2018

Life lessons Charlotte Gray, Tindalls Bay. I was standing on my brakes, heading down the hill on Whangaparaoa Rd towards what I now call The New World Intersection. I thought about my life. Where did I go wrong? Instead of working as a poorly paid and...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters Letters - 4 July 2018

Errors in Viewpoint The Viewpoint column by Rodney Local Board member Colin Smith (MM June 13) is full of factual errors.  The entire Rodney Local Board voted unanimously to consult on the Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate to accelerate...... Read More