Opinions

Viewpoint – Dealing with debt

Thu, 10 Mar 2016

Today I want to talk about debt. Not many people know that before I became a stay-at-home parent I was a debt collector. Not a...

Hibiscus Matters Letters – February 2016

Wed, 17 Feb 2016

Guava moth spreads Inspiring reading Money talks Writer’s credit Penlink – bring it on Squash court big loss Buses not working Snail trail Harmonious view...

Viewpoint – Cuts concerning

Thu, 11 Feb 2016

There’s no better time than the election to listen to people’s aspirations, ideas and concerns for their community. For me it’s also another opportunity to...

Viewpoint – Honouring sacrifice

Fri, 5 Feb 2016

By Mark Mitchell, Rodney MP Anzac Day was a chance for us to reflect on the effects of a war which touched the lives of...

Viewpoint – Consent issues targeted

Fri, 8 Jan 2016

The ‘loopy’ rules and regulations New Zealanders have to jump through on a daily basis are a waste of time and money. This is why,...

Viewpoint – Warning blast needed

Wed, 6 Jan 2016

Twelve emergency evacuation sirens originally planned for Orewa and Whangaparaoa in 2013 have never been installed with Auckland Council now preferring to rely upon radio...

Viewpoint – Managing growth

Wed, 6 Jan 2016

The biggest factor facing the Auckland Council and Rodney is growth. Auckland’s population in the 2014-2015 year grew by 43,500. We have had an extra...

Coastguard – Waving not enough

Sun, 3 Jan 2016

We’re well into the summer season, and the word from the local Coastguard units is that boaties are really taking the safety message on board:...

Must be Christmas

Wed, 16 Dec 2015

Another year has hurtled by with its fair share of highlights. Our community newspaper is continuing to grow (up by a total of 20 pages...

Community input valued

Wed, 16 Dec 2015

The good work from so many community minded people on the Hibiscus Coast is inspiring. We live in a beautiful place deserving of our care...

Hibiscus Matters letters – December 2015

Wed, 2 Dec 2015

More pressure needed No Roundup please Volunteer ranks thin Against spraying Terrible tailback Making an entrance Not engaged Good luck Silverdale Happy fisher Happy fisher...

Sport – Building enthusiasm for sport

Wed, 2 Dec 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...