Opinions

Viewpoint – Building a secure future

Mon, 6 Jun 2022

Our area is getting noticed! Rodney saw a record number of cabinet ministers visiting last term with portfolios such as education, environment, tourism, transport, finance...

Viewpoint – Time for healing

Wed, 1 Jun 2022

We are now two and a half years into the drama that is the Covid-19 pandemic.  So much suffering has been endured during this time....

Mahurangi Matters, 23 May 2022 – Off the Record

Tue, 24 May 2022

A Warkworth resident received a special delivery from Waka Kotahi and thought something important was about to happen in her street. Imagine her surprise when...

Mahurangi Matters, 23 May 2022 – Readers Letters

Mon, 23 May 2022

Transport planning lacking No surprises in the proposed traffic plan (MM May 9). In the Auckland Council’s anxiety to cram as many people as possible...

Viewpoint – Infrastructure emergency yet?

Mon, 23 May 2022

According to Auckland Council’s Research Unit, by 2050 there will be another 7300 homes in Warkworth and the population is expected to rise from 5000...

Viewpoint – Fight back on zoning proposals

Fri, 20 May 2022

The big issue facing the Hibiscus Coast right now is the proposed zoning changes that bring much more housing density than is presently allowed.  ...

Your Opinion – Hibiscus Matters May 16, 2022

Fri, 20 May 2022

Post-war solutions With all the unbelievable ongoing crowding of Auckland city being planned it is a wonder that Council doesn’t have a good look at...

Our Opinion – Remembering Martin Emery

Fri, 20 May 2022

Last week I was sad to hear that one of Ōrewa’s most staunch residents, Martin Emery, died. His wife, Jeanne, said he died peacefully overnight...

Youth voice – Youth ram raids

Thu, 19 May 2022

In recent weeks, stories about youth have topped the newspaper headlines, TV stories and Tiktok feeds due to a spate of ram raids.  Kids as...

Mahurangi Matters, 9 May 2022 – Readers Letters

Mon, 9 May 2022

Poor choice for Omaha toilets There are many issues relating to the build of the 98sqm, extravagantly sized and extremely expensive toilet block in William...

Viewpoint – Keeping Kiwis moving

Mon, 9 May 2022

The issues most commonly raised with me in Warkworth and surrounding areas are road-related. I’ve written here before about the need to accelerate infrastructure investment...

Viewpoint – Parking strategy – have your say

Thu, 5 May 2022

One of most successful transport infrastructure projects in our area is the Northern Busway and the parks ‘n’ rides at Albany and Silverdale.  Pre-Covid-19 you...