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Mahurangi Matters Letters - January 2018

  Developer’s response: Oak grove important Chris Murphy, Oaks on Neville, Group director. Published January 17, 2018 The article on the oaks in Neville Street (MM Dec 13) could not be more incorrect and warrants rebuttal. The fact is that...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters Letters - 13 December 2017

Save the trees It was with great concern that we read recently of the plan to schedule the removal of the beautiful and historic oak trees on the site of the retirement village being constructed in Warkworth central (MM November 15). This grotesque development...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters Letters - 29 November 2017

We remember Reading the Mahurangi Matters article about Council corruption ( made me shiver.It said: “Mrs Webster also made it clear that she was not personally responsible for the $42,000 paid to former Rodney chief executive...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters - October 2017

Penlink alternatives Victoria Egli, Stanmore Bay. Published October 18, 2017 The post-election edition of Hibiscus Matters reminded me that coasties are still in favour of Penlink. Coasties have an opportunity here to lead the way in innovative, smart,...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters - August 2017

Tracey first Trevor Lyndon, Red Beach (abridged). Published August 16, 2017 Regardless of all the efforts to get Penlink built and the Hill Street intersection fixed, it is increasingly apparent that Auckland Transport, the Mayor, councillors, local...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters - Published July 2017

Open process Linda Grant, Arkles Bay. Published July 19, 2017 There is no question that local board workshops should be open to the public and the press. I went to a couple of local board meetings early on after they were formed under the new council,...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters Letters - June 2017

See the big picture Maurie Hooper, Snells Beach. I did attend the meeting referenced on page three of Mahurangi Matters (May 17). But I did not get the idea that the meeting had rejected the link road options as the headline suggests. Yes, there...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters - June 2017

Council out of touch John Clements, Orewa. June 14, 2017 I note (HM June 1) that the Orewa call centre is moving to the Council’s ‘Centre of Excellence’ at Manukau and the ‘Transformation Director’ says the changes from...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters Letter - May 2017

More off-licences Bill and Mona Townson, Scotts Landing Once again that incompetent shambles of an organisation that calls itself Auckland Council (AC) has let our community down big time. In 2012, Parliament re-wrote the Sale of Liquor Act to give...... Read More