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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

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