Opinions

Viewpoint – Budget delivers benefits

Fri, 6 Mar 2015

National’s seventh Budget sets out the next steps in our economic programme and has a continued focus on helping families. Budget 2015 includes a $790...

Sport – Coaching credentials

Mon, 2 Mar 2015

with Richard Casutt Harbour Sport was established by sports organisations in the region to foster the North Harbour identity, provide co-ordination across sports codes, increase...

Our Opinion – Opening closed doors

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

There have been a number of stories related to prospective Special Housing Areas in this newspaper. We make no apology for publishing this information, which...

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...