Opinions

Our Opinion – ‘No’ doesn’t mean no

Tue, 23 Nov 2021

More than two years ago, when Council declared a climate emergency, Mayor Phil Goff stated that this would put climate change “at the front and...

Letter to The Environment Committee

Mon, 22 Nov 2021

by John Watson, Greg Sayers, Sharon Stewart, Wayne Walker and Christine Fletcher Submission on Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill We...

Mahurangi Matters, 22 November 2021 – Readers Letters

Mon, 22 Nov 2021

Humiliating experience I’ve been forced to ponder what happens when a local business refuses to support certain members of their local community. My local pharmacy...

Mahurangi Matters, 22 November 2021 – We Say

Mon, 22 Nov 2021

Churches, wake up When Mahurangi Matters contacted local hospitality businesses over their vaccination policies, it was expecting a howl of protest of the soon to...

Viewpoint – Get vaccinated

Mon, 22 Nov 2021

Until the Delta variant of Covid-19 came along, New Zealand was the most successful country in the world at keeping our people safe and having...

Coastguard – Contactless Coastguard

Thu, 11 Nov 2021

At Coastguard Hibiscus’s AGM back in June, the baton of crew chief was handed over from Dave Tilley to me.   I want to thank...

Your Opinion – Hibiscus Matters Nov 8, 2021

Wed, 10 Nov 2021

Speed humps awaited  I live on Langton Rd in Stanmore Bay and I, as well as quite a few neighbours, would love to see speed...

Our Opinion – Is elderly a rude word?

Wed, 10 Nov 2021

Language is a minefield – one that newspapers walk through every day. There are words that were once in common use that we should all...

Viewpoint – Challenges ahead

Tue, 9 Nov 2021

At Covid-19 Level 1, we now face the big challenge of working together to deal with the economic consequences. Like other cities and countries, we...

Mahurangi Matters – Off the Record

Tue, 9 Nov 2021

Paparazzi pest While taking pictures at the Matakana School Gala, a Mahurangi Matters photographer felt he hadn’t quite captured the right image of Austin Peel,...

Viewpoint – Challenges ahead

Tue, 9 Nov 2021

Auckland Council is now exactly half way through its current term. I’m pretty sure that few previous councils have endured such sustained controversy and unpopularity....

Mahurangi Matters – Off the Record

Tue, 9 Nov 2021

Heart of the problem After a visit to the hospital, a local resident decided he must have a bad case of Hill Street Intersection Syndrome...