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Democracy degraded

A number of people in the Mahurangi community are very disappointed that the Auckland Council “Have Your Say” events, where people can give their submissions face-to-face to Council about the Mayor’s 10-year budget, was removed from...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters - April 2018

Unbelievable cost John Simons, Orewa. Published April 1, 2018. Hibiscus Matters’ March 14 issue reports costs involved to date for Council to seek resource consent from itself to build the Orewa sea wall stand at $660,000. This is made up of Tonkin...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters – March 2018

Free not easy Reuben Tylor, Orewa. Published March 1, 2018 At first light I go for my morning walk through Arundel Reserve. This morning there are 14 vehicles of various kinds camping overnight (less than normal). They ignore the clearly marked restriction...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters Letters - 28 February 2018

Shocked at dog owners I feel compelled to write to you after reading the article in your paper (MM February 14) about Shelley Sage and the dog that knocked her over and what she has had to go through. I am shocked and angered to read that the people...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters Letters - 14 February 2018

Maintenance woes Like Colin Coupe and Beth Houlbrooke (MM January 31) I too am amazed and angry at the lack of maintenance of the gardens and reserve lawns in our area. Gardens by Kawau Waters and alongside the pathway and stream at Whisper Cove are...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters – February 2018

Thanks for the lift Les Watkins, Arkles Bay Even after living in the area for well over 30 years I am still regularly surprised by the helpful friendliness of Coasters. Today, January 8, brought a typical example. Thanks to my stupidity I missed my...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters Letters - January 2018

  Developer’s response: Oak grove important Chris Murphy, Oaks on Neville, Group director. Published January 17, 2018 The article on the oaks in Neville Street (MM Dec 13) could not be more incorrect and warrants rebuttal. The fact is that...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters Letters - 13 December 2017

Save the trees It was with great concern that we read recently of the plan to schedule the removal of the beautiful and historic oak trees on the site of the retirement village being constructed in Warkworth central (MM November 15). This grotesque development...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters Letters - 29 November 2017

We remember Reading the Mahurangi Matters article about Council corruption (localmatters.co.nz) made me shiver.It said: “Mrs Webster also made it clear that she was not personally responsible for the $42,000 paid to former Rodney chief executive...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters - October 2017

Penlink alternatives Victoria Egli, Stanmore Bay. Published October 18, 2017 The post-election edition of Hibiscus Matters reminded me that coasties are still in favour of Penlink. Coasties have an opportunity here to lead the way in innovative, smart,...... Read More