Readers Views

Hibiscus Matters letters - December 16, 2020

Not cyclist friendly Ron Jackson, Orewa (abridged) I am pleased to see the road safety improvements around Orewa town centre, especially the extension of the 30kph speed limit. One aspect that I am disappointed with is the side island that is being...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 16 December 2020 - You Say Online

We asked our Facebook followers if Santa should be allowed to enter New Zealand without quarantining this year. Here are some of the responses: Shontelle Kingston He lives somewhere that doesn’t have Covid and he comes to NZ first, since NZ is...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 16 December - Readers Letters

Clarifying boundaries I have received queries about the Rodney Local Board internal boundary changes (MM Dec 2) . The public can rest assured nothing has changed with the election boundaries. All that has happened is one community group has approached...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 2 December 2020 - You Say Online

We asked our Facebook followers if the historic weir on the Mahurangi River, near the Bridgehouse, should be removed. Here are some of the responses: Gary Thomass No. Spend money on something more useful for the community, like fixing the roads. Simon...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 2 December 2020 - Readers Letters

It’s still a dump Mr Balthazar Matheson took offence to a Ngati Whatua submission calling a dump “a dump” (MM Nov 18). Now here is a man who does not get around much. If it smells like a dump and pollutes like a dump – it’s...... Read More

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