Opinions

Youth Voice – Talking about vaping

Thu, 14 Jul 2022

I recently asked a high school teacher for their thoughts on issues impacting young people. In response, it was mentioned that one of the biggest...

Gardening – Versatile nettle

Wed, 13 Jul 2022

Weeds have been used as food for centuries – wild celery, wild onions, watercress, dandelion, borage, purslane and, of course, nettles. Nettles are perennials and...

Mahurangi Matters, 4 July 2022 – Off the Record

Tue, 5 Jul 2022

Pricing tonic It was a nice surprise to find a fine Kiwi gin gracing the shelves of a Nova Scotia Liquor Commission store on a...

Viewpoint – Catching rabbits

Mon, 4 Jul 2022

Politics has been termed the “art of compromise,” where those elected make decisions that most residents and ratepayers can accept. In Auckland, this requires give...

Viewpoint – Freedom of speech questioned

Wed, 29 Jun 2022

“I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” So said French...

Your Opinion – Hibiscus Matters 13 June 2022

Mon, 20 Jun 2022

Ivy build dismaying It is with total dismay that I read about the proposed The Ivy retirement village in Ōrewa (HM May 30). Mr Martin...

We Say – More than a holiday

Mon, 20 Jun 2022

The idea of starting a new year in the middle of the year will be a novel one for most of us. While Matariki has...

Viewpoint – Board member obligations

Mon, 20 Jun 2022

A recent article in this paper about the cost of a couple of new public toilets the Rodney Local Board is building, provided a response...

Viewpoint – Be the squeaky wheel

Fri, 17 Jun 2022

As members of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board, we are at times the decision makers, and at other times we have more of an...

Youth voice – Cancel culture issues

Thu, 16 Jun 2022

For the younger generation, a massive part of their daily reality is living in the online world and realm of social media.  This involves being...

Mahurangi Matters, 6 June 2022 – Readers Letters

Mon, 6 Jun 2022

Link road opening The media statement from Auckland Transport (AT) released on May 11 stated, “Even if the SH1/Matakana Link Rd intersection works were completed...

Mahurangi Matters, 6 June 2022 – Off the Record

Mon, 6 Jun 2022

Jiggety-jig We may officially be called Auckland, but FB posts like this one remind us there is still plenty of ‘country’ left in the area....