Opinions

A jab in a new direction

Mon, 2 Aug 2021

Covid has changed our lives in many ways. We travel less, we sanitise more, we organise events with trepidation and understand that goods from overseas...

Viewpoint – Pitching for better performance

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

It was only a few months ago an under-strength Indian cricket team shocked the cricketing world by humbling the super confident Australians. Fast forward to...

Youth voice – Sharing kai

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

The Coast has recently seen the introduction of new community meal initiatives. Now Whangaparāoa, Ōrewa and Silverdale have free dinner meals on offer – the...

Mahurangi Matters, 14 July 2021 – Readers Views

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

Conspiracy theory? When the Auckland Council was created 10 years ago, I often wondered why Rodney Hyde was so keen to include the Wellsford area....

Your Opinion – Hibiscus Matters July 1, 2021

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

 Driving dominance Elizabeth Maxwell, Silverdale (abridged)May I say how I loved to see the image of cyclists riding across the Harbour Bridge, in your recent...

Viewpoint – Budget balancing act

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

There was great news for  Whangaparāoa as infrastructure is upgraded across NZ to drive economic growth. The budget locked in $830 million for Penlink to...

Fishing – More great catches

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

Queen’s Birthday weekend saw the annual Warkworth Game Fish Club’s 10kg fishing competition play out. The weather did not play the game at all with winds...

Mahurangi Matters – 30 June 2021 – You Say Online

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

We asked our Facebook followers if they are satisfied with the way the Covid-19 vaccine rollout is being handled in New Zealand. Here are some...

Mahurangi Matters, 30 June 2021 – Readers Views

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

RIP green NZ The latest downside of our once autonomous Rodney County being commandeered by the metropolis to the south, will be its use as...

Viewpoint – Keeping Auckland moving

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

In May, Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee and 20 of Auckland’s 21 local boards strongly backed my Mayoral proposal for Auckland Council’s 10-year Budget...

We say – Immoral and wrong

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

The decision to approve the construction of a super dump in the Dome Valley is wrong on many fronts. It disrespects mana whenua and the...

Youth voice – Dare to be different

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

I have been pondering recently how we should really view young people not necessarily as agents to be changed, but as agents of change. Young...