Opinions

Our Opinion – Walking the walk

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

Silly dance moves, lunchtime walks and stamping feet while seated at desks have become part of daily life at the Hibiscus Matters office since all...

Our Opinion – Sporting hubs

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

By the time you read this, the final whistle will have blown on the Rugby World Cup. It’s worth noting that this is the third...

Our Opinion – Weed concerns grow

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

Letters to the editor on this page follow up on the issue of increased spraying of Roundup, a suspected carcinogen, to control weeds in local...

Sport – Building enthusiasm for sport

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

The so-called ‘obesity epidemic’ is well publicised and many reasons are highlighted as issues to solve. Among these is the need to encourage young people...

Viewpoint – Something doesn’t add up

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

Council’s politicians jacked up rates by 9.9 percent via a transport levy saying it was for building more transport infrastructure. In reality Auckland Council is...

Viewpoint – Getting the house in order

Mon, 9 Feb 2015

For New Zealand to succeed, our local communities must succeed. A key role for local government is to support our local communities to thrive by...

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...