Opinions

Mahurangi Matters, 23 May 2022 – Readers Letters

Mon, 23 May 2022

Transport planning lacking No surprises in the proposed traffic plan (MM May 9). In the Auckland Council’s anxiety to cram as many people as possible...

Viewpoint – Infrastructure emergency yet?

Mon, 23 May 2022

According to Auckland Council’s Research Unit, by 2050 there will be another 7300 homes in Warkworth and the population is expected to rise from 5000...

Viewpoint – Fight back on zoning proposals

Fri, 20 May 2022

The big issue facing the Hibiscus Coast right now is the proposed zoning changes that bring much more housing density than is presently allowed.  ...

Your Opinion – Hibiscus Matters May 16, 2022

Fri, 20 May 2022

Post-war solutions With all the unbelievable ongoing crowding of Auckland city being planned it is a wonder that Council doesn’t have a good look at...

Our Opinion – Remembering Martin Emery

Fri, 20 May 2022

Last week I was sad to hear that one of Ōrewa’s most staunch residents, Martin Emery, died. His wife, Jeanne, said he died peacefully overnight...

Youth voice – Youth ram raids

Thu, 19 May 2022

In recent weeks, stories about youth have topped the newspaper headlines, TV stories and Tiktok feeds due to a spate of ram raids.  Kids as...

Mahurangi Matters, 9 May 2022 – Readers Letters

Mon, 9 May 2022

Poor choice for Omaha toilets There are many issues relating to the build of the 98sqm, extravagantly sized and extremely expensive toilet block in William...

Viewpoint – Keeping Kiwis moving

Mon, 9 May 2022

The issues most commonly raised with me in Warkworth and surrounding areas are road-related. I’ve written here before about the need to accelerate infrastructure investment...

Viewpoint – Parking strategy – have your say

Thu, 5 May 2022

One of most successful transport infrastructure projects in our area is the Northern Busway and the parks ‘n’ rides at Albany and Silverdale.  Pre-Covid-19 you...

Your Opinion – Hibiscus Matters May 2, 2022

Tue, 3 May 2022

Block off Boulevard In response to the article re the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board re-scutinising the so-called Ōrewa Boulevard (HM April 4), why can’t...

We say – What a stink!

Mon, 25 Apr 2022

If you have ever wondered why your rates keeping going up year after year, look no further than our story on page one. The news...

Mahurangi Matters, 25 April 2022 – Readers Letters

Mon, 25 Apr 2022

Bus services clarification I note that in John Griffin’s letter to the editor (MM Apr 11) titled ‘AT out of touch’, refers to “buses on...