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Hibiscus Matters Letters - June 13, 2018

Pizza spoils movie Mike Kirk, Waiwera Hoyts Cinema, Whangaparaoa, Saturday night. My wife and I sat in our seats for the film The Bookshop. A civilised film, with actors and a script – hence our attendance. Twenty minutes into the film, all is...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters Letters - 13 June 2018

Dodgy waka Thank you Mahurangi  Matters for your bold article “Log’s waka credentials looking a little shaky” (MM May 16), regarding the log uncovered on the Puhoi  motorway project. For the following reasons it could never...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters - June 1, 2018

Seawall case Ian Cook, Silverdale The case of Orewa Seawall just gets more and more interesting (HM May 16). And more wasteful of our money too. It has highlighted a lot of concerns relating to how Auckland Council operates and in particular the power...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters Letters - 30 May 2018

Clarity on transport I would like to clarify a few of the statements made by Councillor Greg Sayers in the article Mahurangi wins big under Land Transport Plan (MM May 16). It is great news that the planning that Auckland Council and Auckland Transport...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters Letters - 2 May 2018

Don’t blame speed Regarding the article quoting Bevan Woodward about reducing speed (MM April 18). Reducing speed is not the answer to the rising road toll. If speed was the answer then all the published information we have been getting from...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters - April 18, 2018

Seawall costs shock Michael Lewis, Orewa. Knowing how the Council works in mysterious ways, I was still shocked to see the cost of its resource consent application for the Orewa seawall (HM March 14). I’m sure those costs are still mounting. I...... Read More

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