Opinions

Our opinion – Built on a promise

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

When Mariner Rise in Link Crescent on Whangaparāoa Peninsula got resource consent for a 60-home subdivision back in 2016, I told the developer I was...

Mahurangi Matters, 27 September 2021 – Off the Record

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

We think someone at Council is being a little optimistic if they think that all this structure needs is a little maintenance. Warkworth and districts...

Mahurangi Matters, 27 September 2021 – Readers Letters

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

Dome landfill redundant In response to your question in Dome Valley landfill: The Redvale argument (MM Aug 2) – “If we don’t put a landfill...

Mahurangi Matters, 27 September 2021 – We Say

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

Confusion reigns There’s a saying that goes “if you want to change the system, you have to become the system”. Those words came to mind this...

Viewpoint – Space savers needed

Mon, 27 Sep 2021

Enjoyment of our open space – our local parks, beaches, bush reserves, and walkways – is more important than ever. In these ‘lock-down’ times they...

Viewpoint – Getting rid of tolls

Mon, 27 Sep 2021

It seems a while ago now, but the decision by the Minister of Transport not to toll the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway was welcomed, especially...

Mahurangi Matters, 10 September 2021 – Off the Record

Mon, 13 Sep 2021

Moaners resurface Keen complainers on social media were quick to notice the demise of the famed Bitch and Moan Warkworth page this month. Former moderator...

Mahurangi Matters, 10 September 2021 – Readers Letters

Mon, 13 Sep 2021

Mischievous Mr Penk In his recent column where he supports the actions of the rural and farming community to oppose the Government’s actions to deal...

Your Opinion – Hibiscus Matters August 16, 2021

Wed, 18 Aug 2021

In Penlink we trust? Gilbert Peterson, Manly (abridged)The latest delay you report for Penlink (HM August 2) should come as no surprise – and neither...

Youth voice – The power of mentoring

Wed, 18 Aug 2021

Meet “Max” (not his real name). Max is a 12-year-old who lives with his loving grandmother.  He experienced a lot of trauma growing up, doesn’t...

Fishing – Look out for bluefin

Tue, 17 Aug 2021

June brings us to the shortest day and the longest night. The good news is the days get longer from the June 22, so keep your...

Viewpoint – Alerting Auckland Transport

Tue, 17 Aug 2021

Auckland Council was established in 2010 with a very different system of local governance than prevailed under Rodney District Council. A decade on, there is...