Readers Views

Mahurangi Matters - 15 July 2020 - Readers Letters

Crazy spending In a time when Auckland Council is basically insolvent, we have our Rodney Local Board, who are totally controlled by Rodney First members Phelan Pirrie (chairperson) and his deputy Beth Houlbrooke, on their usual spending sprees on their...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters letters - July 1, 2020

Apartments too high Paul Evans, Orewa. I refer to the item in June 17 edition (Apartments proposed for Orewa, p6). The story is a reminder of the pointlessness of the so called intent of the Unitary Plan to conform with the general building stock in...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 1 July 2020 - Readers Letters

Landfills unnecessary Your newspaper recently published comments from Steve Goldthorpe (MM June 17) regarding my earlier column on Waste-to-Energy. Mr Goldthorpe argued some important negative points on the subject of WtE. I am glad he did so, because...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters - June 17, 2020

Peninsula de-shopped? Sel Jones, Manly (abridged) I am writing with regard to the situation of the drop in shopping opportunities in the Manly Plaza. Back in the eighties when the population was a lot less than present, the shops including cafés...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 17 June 2020 - Readers Letters

Unrepresentative commission The Representation Commission has decided to call our electorate Kaipara ki Mahurangi rather than Helensville (MM May 20). Northern Action Group submitted that the Rodney name should apply as the area is largely now aligned...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 3 June 2020 - Readers Letters

Terrible tolls Tolling the new Puhoi to Warkworth motorway is exactly the wrong thing to do (MM May 20). A toll of $2.80 will double the traffic flow on the old State Highway from 7000 vehicles per day to 15,000 vehicles per day. Even a toll of $1.50...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters letters - May 20, 2020

Mind-boggling Shane Bygrave, Tindalls Bay The apartments shown in your March 18 paper, which Council has allowed to be built by the water in Gulf Harbour are totally unsuited to this location, in my view. It is not only the height but the lack of a...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 20 May 2020_Readers Letters

Gimme no shelter Once again, we see the erosion of our green coastal reserves as evidenced by the article in your paper about the sun shelter to be erected at Sunburst Reserve, Snells Beach (MM March 18). It is really telling that Mr Phelan Pirrie, the...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters letters - April 1, 2020 (unpublished)

Dogs on beaches Louisa Geller, Arkles Bay It seems incredible that Council issued no fines for breaches of the summer dog on beach bylaw on Coast beaches (HM March 4). Everywhere I went this summer, whatever time of day, there were dogs both leashed...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters letters – March 18, 2020

Open workshops Claire Teirney, Stanmore Bay (abridged) I’m writing regarding our local board making their workshops public. I believe that this absolutely needs to happen with the exceptions being when there is a commercial or privacy issue...... Read More