Opinions

Mahurangi Matters, 16 August 2021 – You Say Online

Tue, 17 Aug 2021

We asked our Facebook followers what they think New Zealand should be called. Here are some responses: Sylvia Adams I think Aotearoa/New Zealand is appropriate...

Mahurangi Matters, 16 August 2021 – Off the Record

Tue, 17 Aug 2021

Oh … funk! Hats off to Tauhoa School principal Vivienne Goldsmith for clearing up any misunderstanding after she spoke to students and parents recently. “I...

Mahurangi Matters, 16 August 2021 – Readers Letters

Tue, 17 Aug 2021

Poor judgment Reading your last edition (MM August 2), I was very disappointed to read about the judges’ actions concerning Robertson Boats. Maybe the judge...

Mahurangi Matters, 16 August 2021 – We Say

Tue, 17 Aug 2021

Migrants needed Businesses in Mahurangi and Kaipara are finding it nearly impossible to find employees. Where previously they would normally receive 30 to 40 applications...

Viewpoint – History always repeats

Mon, 16 Aug 2021

In 1215, King John looked wearily over the feudal kingdom of England with exasperation. He had commanded exorbitant taxes and confiscation of land and property...

Viewpoint – Vaccine issues raised

Mon, 16 Aug 2021

It’s hard to imagine we are already halfway through the year.  As I write I am preparing to head back to Wellington after Parliament’s winter...

Your Opinion – Hibiscus Matters August 2, 2021

Tue, 10 Aug 2021

Bike tax needed Peter Hickey, Silverdale (abridged)I think the editor’s note on Danny Donovan’s letter (HM July 1) missed the point. Yes cyclists who have...

Fishing – Bigger than average

Thu, 5 Aug 2021

Wow, haven’t the bluefin tuna been going off! It has been a massive run this year and, by all accounts, the fish are bigger on...

Viewpoint – Stand up for farmers

Wed, 4 Aug 2021

Readers may be interested to know that I recently joined farmers and other supporters of rural New Zealand in the Groundswell protest movement. A large...

Mahurangi Matters, 2 August 2021 – You Say

Wed, 4 Aug 2021

Commies everywhere Very grateful for your top coverage of the Dome dump issue. I especially liked the photo of the commissioners (MM June 30).  The...

Mahurangi Matters, 2 August 2021 – We Say

Wed, 4 Aug 2021

‘Yes Minister’ alive and well Tractors and utes took to the highways and byways around Mahurangi last month, joining thousands of farmers across NZ protesting...

Viewpoint – Time flies when you’re having fun

Tue, 3 Aug 2021

With the local board term now more than halfway through, I have realised just how quickly time goes when you’re kept busy with all the...