Opinions

Coastguard – Coastguard calls for assistance

Fri, 10 Dec 2021

November has been an extremely busy time for Coastguard Hibiscus and with the weather improving, the wind dropping and the sun shining the Waitemata Harbour...

Mahurangi Matters, 6 December 2021 – Off the Record

Tue, 7 Dec 2021

Rodeo reject finds new home Mahurangi Wastebusters stalwart Trish Allen was feeling very bullish at the opening of the new Rusty Station secondhand store in...

Mahurangi Matters, 6 December 2021 – Readers Letters

Tue, 7 Dec 2021

Great work MM I am writing to applaud you for your banner article “Restaurants ready to bar unvaccinated” (MM Nov 22). It is brilliant to...

Mahurangi Matters 6 December 2021 – We Say

Tue, 7 Dec 2021

Vaccination vitriol Seldom has this newspaper received such a vitriolic reaction to its news coverage as was provoked by the last issue. Singly, and as...

Your Opinion – December 6, 2021

Mon, 6 Dec 2021

Grinds her gears I live on Hibiscus Coast Highway Ōrewa and agree with Grant Hannah (HM Letters, November 22). The large house moving trucks grind...

Viewpoint – Council pays back targeted rate

Mon, 6 Dec 2021

There was a Court of Appeal decision this month that has implications not just for Hibiscus Coast accommodation providers but for Aucklanders generally.  The court...

Our Opinion – Christmas Magic

Mon, 6 Dec 2021

I was having coffee with ‘the real Santa’ in Ōrewa last week (see story p23) and he commented that this year people appear to be...

Viewpoint – Our brilliant volunteers

Mon, 6 Dec 2021

The idea for my column this week was borne out of needing to update my community contacts list. It is remarkable how much it has...

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...