Opinions

Fishing – Fishing for pie

Mon, 29 Nov 2021

November started with some good fishing. Snapper have been caught in the shallows – as can be seen from this nice specimen (pictured) caught on...

Youth Voice – World at our doorstep

Wed, 24 Nov 2021

The last month of 2021 is upon us and it is looking like another year of spending the holiday season locally.  For some this will...

Viewpoint – Vaccination the elephant in the room

Tue, 23 Nov 2021

When you take on any role of governance you take on responsibilities. Those include honesty, representing the will of those who chose you to represent...

Your Opinion – Hibiscus Matters 22 November 2021

Tue, 23 Nov 2021

What’s in a name? As a quite able 83 year old, I think I prefer to be ‘elderly’ rather than ‘old’. I feel elderly is...

Our Opinion – ‘No’ doesn’t mean no

Tue, 23 Nov 2021

More than two years ago, when Council declared a climate emergency, Mayor Phil Goff stated that this would put climate change “at the front and...

Letter to The Environment Committee

Mon, 22 Nov 2021

by John Watson, Greg Sayers, Sharon Stewart, Wayne Walker and Christine Fletcher Submission on Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill We...

Mahurangi Matters, 22 November 2021 – Readers Letters

Mon, 22 Nov 2021

Humiliating experience I’ve been forced to ponder what happens when a local business refuses to support certain members of their local community. My local pharmacy...

Mahurangi Matters, 22 November 2021 – We Say

Mon, 22 Nov 2021

Churches, wake up When Mahurangi Matters contacted local hospitality businesses over their vaccination policies, it was expecting a howl of protest of the soon to...

Viewpoint – Get vaccinated

Mon, 22 Nov 2021

Until the Delta variant of Covid-19 came along, New Zealand was the most successful country in the world at keeping our people safe and having...

Coastguard – Contactless Coastguard

Thu, 11 Nov 2021

At Coastguard Hibiscus’s AGM back in June, the baton of crew chief was handed over from Dave Tilley to me.   I want to thank...

Your Opinion – Hibiscus Matters Nov 8, 2021

Wed, 10 Nov 2021

Speed humps awaited  I live on Langton Rd in Stanmore Bay and I, as well as quite a few neighbours, would love to see speed...

Our Opinion – Is elderly a rude word?

Wed, 10 Nov 2021

Language is a minefield – one that newspapers walk through every day. There are words that were once in common use that we should all...