Opinions

Viewpoint – Not doing ‘stuff’ not an option

Mon, 12 Jan 2015

Councillors, not staff, asked for the two independent reports on our assets from Ernst and Young and Cameron Partners. Although Auckland has a Moodys double...

Mahurangi Matters, October 2015 – Readers Letters

Sat, 10 Jan 2015

Festival founders Ken Fearnley   I read with interest Judy Waters’ brief article on the beginnings of the Kowhai Festival. The festival was really the...

Mahurangi Matters, October 2015 – Readers Letters

Sat, 10 Jan 2015

Festival founders Ken Fearnley I read with interest Judy Waters’ brief article on the beginnings of the Kowhai Festival. The festival was really the brainchild...

Sport – Going green

Fri, 9 Jan 2015

Harbour Sport’s Green Prescription Programme is a nationwide initiative that motivates sedentary adults to become active. Patients that would benefit from an exercise programme are...

Viewpoint – Value for money questioned

Fri, 9 Jan 2015

What is really so different from balancing a household budget to balancing the Council’s budget? Well, one significant difference is that we can see exactly...

Viewpoint – Have your say on Rodney’s future

Wed, 7 Jan 2015

It is now four months since the local body elections and I am still reeling from all there is to learn, people to meet, and...

Viewpoint – Work connections needed

Wed, 7 Jan 2015

With the launch of our Draft Silverdale Centre Plan recently for public feedback the need for Penlink is even more apparent than ever. While Penlink...

Viewpoint – Fingers crossed for Northland

Sun, 4 Jan 2015

By the time this goes to print the by-election in Northland will be over. So as I write we do not know who will be...