Letters

NZ’s seven darkest days

I have just heard TV One describe Friday as New Zealand’s “darkest day”. The events were indeed tragic, and perhaps more so as this was …

Only God can heal land

The events that took place in Christchurch on Friday prompt me to say it is time for our nation to turn from our self-serving ways …

Such hate is inexplicable

There are no excuses. There is no reason. It is inexplicable that such hate can exist. It keeps going through my head, why? But there …

Unity, love on display

Thank you Gisborne East Coast Cancer Trust for a Relay For Life that showed the unity and love of a community, not only for our …

No place for hate

No child is born knowing how to hate, how to judge others by their age, colour, sexual preference, abilities, means, cultural and religious practices. It …

‘Overcome evil with good’

All New Zealanders are horrified by the tragic events at the mosques in Christchurch yesterday. We repudiate such hateful action and hold on to the …

Standing with Muslim whanau

The New Zealand Maori Council stands with our Muslim brothers and sisters, whanau, on this darkest of days in the history of our nation. We …

Message from the Queen

I have been deeply saddened by the appalling events in Christchurch today. Prince Philip and I send our condolences to the families and friends of …

Stunning tree sorely missed

I am so upset at the felling of the stunning old gum tree on the riverbank heading over the Waipaoa bridge. That huge, lone tree …

Talent will be sorely missed

Re: Gisborne man killed in Opotiki crash, March 11 story. Wayne, I didn’t know you personally but during my many years in the retail and …

Photo taken of thief . . .

To the thief who stole the hose from the back shed down a long drive way in Chalmers Road. I have a great cam photo …

CCS loss unthinkable

This year is my 17th year as a stroke survivor and I have been looked after by carers of Turanga Health and CCS. To lose …

Last possible moment

In response to Chris O’Brien (Wednesday, March 6 letter), I am both a Christian and a supporter of the End of Life Choice bill. I …

Keen to return pen pal pics

Many years ago, back in the days when letters were hand written, I had a pen pal who lived in Gisborne. I learned a few …

A big congratulations to the committee helpers and all who contributed to making the recent NZ Motor Caravan Assoc. National Rally a great success. Also, …

Proud of protesting young people

Re: Let’s support school strike, March 8 letter, Bob Hughes quoted the young student who started a string of protests by school children, Greta Thunberg, …

What happens next?

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about 50 years of human activity wiping out more than half of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles.

I reckon …

Red roamers

Can the owner of the red cows that are frequently occupying Whakaangiangi Road, from the entrance, to Pariwhero Station, please make an effort to keep …

How reliant on China? Plan B?

I have hesitated for some time before putting pen to paper on a subject I know very little about, but have been at last prompted …

Looking forward to making real gains for the Waiapu

Re: ‘Not pleased about stalled management deal with iwi’, March 5 story.It’s great to know that councillor Bill Burdett and the Mayor will work with …

‘Tony Robinson for mayor’? No

On Tuesday I was in the Pak’nSave carpark talking to a local resident about an issue that affected her and her community when a chap …

See you at family fun run

I came home at the start of December 2018 to rest. I had two strokes in 2015, but continued working in Auckland. It all caught …

Bay rugby prove to be trendsetters

It was particularly pleasing to see the article on U13 and U14 teams in Poverty Bay and I must applaud the vision of Henry Lamont …

Point is, system stuffed up

Re: It’s a safety issue, March 4 letter.You missed the point. I was allowed to use the vehicle when the defect should have been picked …

Roosters remind us to live

Some years ago in a letter to the editor, a gentleman complained about a rooster waking him up every morning. He said roosters shouldn’t be …

Horrified by log/slash mess

Our family has been going to the Tolaga Bay Motorcamp for our Christmas holidays for the past 48 years. Tolaga Bay is so beautiful and …

Further engagement on pool project critical

Re: Council to drive pool revamp, March 1 story.Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti commends the council for undertaking further public consultation over the Olympic Pool redevelopment.We certainly …

Time for ratepayer revolt?

Re: Wastewater issues.Saturday’s editorial and Ron Taylor’s contribution should be required reading for all councillors who appear hell-bent on inflicting large rate increases on the …

Harvest to wane

No doubt the forestry industry has told the one-in-four households that coming up is the best part of a decade where there will be no …

Riverside Rd path crying out for attention

Re: ‘Welcome’ garden strip is a mess, February 27 letter. GDC seems to be unaware of what its contractors are up to with regards to …

Lay off medicinal plants, fight P epidemic

Well, it’s that time of year, when “Da Plane, Da Plane” is zooming around our Ngati Porou district, wasting petrol and taxpayers’ money; poisoning our …

Hands off our fireworks, Akld bludgers

Well, 7000 Auckland screamers say the country can’t have Guy Fawke’s sales of fireworks any more, as the 1.5 million of them bludging off the …

Inconsistent WoF testing

In 2011 I purchased the family car and noted the water spray unit attached to the windscreen wipers was not working. Despite this, every year …

Wrong to scare customers

Re: Designed to handle jolts, February 27 letter. You are correct Rex. The council’s building consents manager is a very nice bloke but as I …

Need more deer cullers, large-scale pest control

Re: Three pest control letters, February 27. Brian Habberfield starts with “I see the usual unrealistic comments from people who dream it possible to hunt …

Consider ground contractors first

I see there’s lots of comment about proposed pest control operations in the Raukumara ranges. As usual with this issue, lots of emotion comes up. …

Very grateful

I was in town just before Christmas and a car backed into me. I was in shock, but two young people helped me. The lady …

Still waiting

Re: Low Emissions or more hot air? February 22 letter. I agree, Heather. Months ago I wrote to the Prime Minister asking why the Labour …

Stand up for compassion

Cardinal George Pell, formerly the third most senior man in the Vatican and the Pope’s trusted financial adviser, has joined the ranks of child molesters. …

Real health difference

Congratulations to the Government on the warm homes standards initiative — it’s about time. I have been in some state and private rental homes that …

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