Readers Views

Hibiscus Matters letters - April 1, 2021

Trucking good advice Allan Weeks, Ōrewa I’ve come to the conclusion that the biggest industry here on the Coast is trucks. My property looks across to Grand Drive and I would say that roughly every fourth vehicle is a truck hauling earth....... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 31 March 2021 - Readers Letters

Rotten roads I read with interest about the Rodney roads turning to “sludge” and what the Auckland Transport spokesman Mark Hannan had to say about them (MM March 3). To me, what he says reflects exactly what’s wrong with all 700km...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters letters - March 17, 2021

Value for money Marcia Krska, Stanmore Bay (abridged) I have a question relating to the piece regarding David Rankin being appointed CEO of Auckland Council’s property arm Panuku Development on a salary of $520,000 (HM February 17). In light of...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 17 March 2021 - You Say Online

We asked our Facebook followers if the Puhoi to Warkworth (Ara Tūhono) motorway should be tolled. Here are some of the responses: Si Hawken No, as we in the north are constantly having to put our hands in our pockets for more infrastructure. Should...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 17 March 2021 - Readers Letters

The French connection Most kiwis would be amazed to learn that New Zealand takes in waste from France (Dome likely dumping ground for New Caledonia waste, MM March 3). The point is that New Caledonia is not some poor Pacific island, it is a territory,...... Read More

Mahurangi Mattters 3 March 2021 - You Say Online

We asked our Facebook followers if they think cheques should be discontinued. Here are some of the responses: Lynn Mellsopp Sadly this takes away some independence from many of our elderly, low-level literate people and rural people who can either...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters letters - March 3, 2021

One too many? Joyce Williams, Ōrewa (abridged) Retirement villages – a growth industry with our ageing population – serve a vital need and most do so extremely well. However, too many of these large villages in the one location can be undesirable...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 3 March 2021 - Readers Views

Rethink waste   In the article on the Dome Valley landfill (MM Feb 3), William Kapea says that the landfill could even be said to fit within Maori cultural values. This may have been so in very early times when Maori,  their Polynesian...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters letters - February 17, 2021

Black & white (& grey) Joyce Williams ,Ōrewa Our new suburbs are very smart. So orderly, so consistently modern. I congratulate the planners, the architects, the developers and the council for producing so many kilometres, hills and valleys of uniform...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 17 February 2021 - Readers Letters

Hill Street queues I was hoping through the letters to the editor I could promote my book Hill Street Queues. The book follows my true-life experience of marrying my childhood sweetheart, having two children and six grandchildren, all while queuing to...... Read More