Readers Views

Mahurangi Matters 18 November 2020 - You Say Online

  We asked our Facebook followers if the public sale of fireworks should be banned in New Zealand. Here are some of the responses … Jennie Argyle It should be managed for public display. It is mad to have explosives available to the public....... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 18 November 2020 - Readers Letters

Save the weir Despite the objections of many locals, Auckland Council intends to destroy Warkworth’s iconic weir without public notification (see story). The reasoning is to protect the Mahurangi River’s native fish, namely whitebait. A recent...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters letters - November 4, 2020

Council should decide Pauline Morgan, Orewa Can someone please explain to me how an independent commissioner can override the Auckland Council’s recommendation not to build a retirement village with the potential for 900 residents near Small Rd?...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 4 November 2020 - You Say Online

We asked our Facebook followers if a travel bubble should open between New Zealand and Covid-free Pacific nations such as Rarotonga. Here are some of the responses: Brenda Gay Allen-Baines If all travellers had to show a recent negative test, plus pass...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 4 November 2020 - Readers Letters

Defence of road works Regarding the letter about Watercare constructing a sewage pipe along Mahurangi East Road (MM Oct 14). I live on Mahurangi East Road and am experiencing the road works now. I’ve found the traffic controllers very polite and...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters letters - October 14, 2020

Mail delays Jean Whitehouse, Red Beach Has anyone else had incoming mail go missing? In December, before the pandemic, about six of my letters from overseas disappeared – from the UK, Ireland, USA and Hawaii.  I contacted postal head office...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 14 October 2020 - You Say Online

As of October 16, a one-way travel bubble will open between New Zealand and Australia, allowing New Zealanders to travel to either New South Wales or the Northern Territory without having to quarantine upon arrival in Australia. We asked our Facebook...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 14 October 2020 - Readers Letters

Dodgy flyer? Your readers might be surprised to know that a flyer recently delivered into the letterboxes of Kaipara ki Mahurangi voters was actually paid for by themselves. National Party candidate Chris Penk’s flyer, recently delivered in...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters You Say - 1 October, 2020

On September 19, the Labour Party announced that if re-elected it will double the current sick leave entitlements to 10 days a year. We asked our Facebook followers what they think. Here were some of the responses: Jude Fippard Against it. Businesses...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 30 September - You Say Online

On September 19, the Labour Party announced that if re-elected it will double the current sick leave entitlements to 10 days a year. We asked our Facebook followers what they thought. Here were some of the responses: Sarah Holden I think an increase...... Read More