Readers Views

Hibiscus Matters letters - October 17, 2018

Compassion needed Rae Bird, Gulf Harbour That some lives matter more is at the centre of what is wrong with the world. To be clear, I am for the abused, downtrodden and forgotten, what ever that is, but I take umbrage at Phillip Wrigley’s article...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters - October 3, 2018

No sympathy for Wainui Simon Roberts, Red Beach As a Red Beach resident, but not a golf club member, I watched with horror as the green course was replaced with streets and hundreds of homes – and soon a massive retirement village. The club was...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters Letters - 3 October 2018

Me too I was both dismayed and interested to read your article about the dog attack on sheep in McKinney Road recently (MM September 19). I experienced similar devastation in early July this year when I discovered all six of my sheep had died in this...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 19 September 2018 - Letters

Conversion clarity I would like to provide clarity and context regarding feedback in letters to the editor discussing conversion therapy (MM September 5). Conversion therapy can cause irreparable damage to those who experience it. However, I want to clarify...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters - 5 September 2018

Pontoon cost shocking Ken Roberts, Army Bay As someone who has built a number of raft-like constructions in my time, I was shocked to see a cost of $20,000 for a Council pontoon at a local beach (HM August 1). Surely this is not justifiable? Your excellent...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 5 September 2018

Front page tripe Seriously, Mahurangi Matters? What tripe is this you are putting on our front page (Rodney activists seek gay conversion ban – MM August 15) You’ve got plenty of better news than this in your pages. This petition is plain...... Read More

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