Letters

Please resolve

Re: Evicting homeless another social injustice, January 19 letter. I wholeheartedly agree with everything John Woods states about the former police station. Come on Rongowhakaata …

Sewage overflows should be top priority

Sewage overflows seem to be happening all over New Zealand, causing dangers to the public. Councils are getting away with this — it should be …

A recycling nightmare

Gisborne needs a more user-friendly transfer/recycling facility. For those who don’t have the luxury of rubbish or recycling collections, there’s no alternative to taking bags …

Day transformed by act of kindness

I couldn’t find my wallet yesterday afternoon. It was handed in to the police but as it had cash stolen from it, I cancelled my …

Wake up, a war is being waged in US

It was with sheer disgust yet again that I threw the paper down — how can anyone with a brain not see the truth of …

Trump is responding in kind

Here are some observations on last week’s developments in the American political scene. First, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wrote to President Trump disinviting …

Mistake to rely on tribunal

Your editorial of January 16 criticising the articles by Mike Butler and myself makes the grave mistake of relying on the opinions of the Waitangi …

Begs the question

It seems the derogatory term “honky” is acceptable to our esteemed editor . . . which begs the question, is it’s counterpart also now available …

Shortages for two years

Re: A frustrated shopper, January 14 letter.Ewan, I find your explanation a tad confusing. It appears you are referring to the Xmas New Year period …

Pull it down if no plans

For a long time now I have been disgusted at the state of the former Gisborne Police Station, pretty much in the heart of our …

Address unsightly premises

Re: “Unsightly” — front page Gisborne Herald, Saturday, January 19th.I would like to see Gisborne District Council address some of the “unsightly” premises/buildings, particularly those …

A driver of inequality

Seventy-five percent of people responding to your online poll so far think local house prices increasing is a good thing.Increasing house prices may seem good …

Rubbish surprise . . .

I have lived in Ayton Street, in Mangapapa, for the past five years and our rubbish collection has always been in the afternoon. This last …

Evicting homeless another social injustice

Your headline “Trespass notice for squatters in station” caught my attention because this is another case of social injustice in our own backyard. I think …

A danger to his country and the world

In defending US President Donald Trump, Patrick Cooper said he “has been astonishingly successful in the first two years of his administration” and “America is …

A net helps

Re: Mystery of the missing monarchs, January 10 story.Any type of wasp will pull monarch caterpillars off the swan plant to eat. It is a …

Total repairs?

I’m concerned that when they start using the allocated money for road repairs, we are going to get patch-up jobs. Or can we expect total …

A seminal revelation . . .

For many years I have pondered the mystery of human consciousness, devoid of any supernatural additions. Imagine my delight when I read Mark Peters’ recent …

Attempt to justify how NZ was founded

The first casualty of war is truth — truth expressed according to the view of the victor or the vanquished.The writers of the January 16th …

Forget more rumble strips

Re: Road safety funding.Enough lumps, bumps, twists and turns on our roads. No more please.Forget more rumble strips.The new Matahorua Gorge bridge is the example …

Let them eat Big Macs . . .

Norman Maclean will have been apoplectic. The Herald published a photograph of President Trump in the State Dining Room of the White House, standing behind …

Find good product, stay loyal to vendor

Re: Fruit and veg rip-offs, January 14 letter.Why not take the produce back to where you bought it from and ask for a refund, instead …

Blind faith amusing

Patrick Cooper completely fails to rile as he hopes but is vaguely amusing with his reiteration of some of Trump’s better whoppers. Perhaps Mr Cooper …

A hefty fine . . .

On New Year’s Eve, 1971, four people were arrested in Gisborne for breaking beer bottles. They appeared in court in January 1972 and were each …

No way to welcome visiting yacht crews

My yacht Antipodean (home port Gisborne), under new owners and on her way south, called into Gisborne in the first week of January. The new …

Fruit and veg rip-offs

Before Xmas I bought some fruit and corn from the market. At Xmas I bought some strawberries from a major retail outlet. Last week I …

A frustrated shopper . . .

I used to love shopping at Pak’n’Save but am finding them to be always out of stock, and I have noticed this over a long …

An international laughing stock

It is surprising that your columnist Patrick Cooper hasn’t long ago gone to live in Washington where his ecstasies of enthusiasm for Donald Trump might …

Come on, spill the beans

Re: Never ‘acceptable practice’, January 11 letter. I am surprised that Melissa Hardy does not claim the medical qualifications which you would expect her to …

Missed being consulted

I receive a copy of the GDC’s He Panui - Our News. The latest is a special Navigate Tairawhiti edition. A quote follows regarding the …

Showcase iconic history

Recently I was a cruise ship visitor to your city, having not visited for many years. I noticed the “Endeavour” models were no longer on …

Never ‘acceptable practice’

Re: Plenty of doctors willing to assist, January 4 letter. In her attempt to justify the role of doctors as agents of euthanasia, Alida van …

Why not a Wainui bus?

On the subject of buses, why the blue billy goat isn’t there a bus service out to Wainui/Okitu? I would take the bus from time …

Losing out to business and tourism interests

Recently some parks intended for boat trailers in the inner harbour have been painted blue, with no mention as to why, although there was speculation …

A boat ramp with plenty of parking

Re: Boat ramp Plan B along Kaiti Beach, January 7 letter. I supported the Gisborne Yacht Club last year when they sought council assistance to …

Did he tell you about the war crimes?

Good stuff Roger Strong, your letter (January 7) was very thought-provoking old chap. Just shows how far race relations have regressed in this country. For …

Getting away with it?

Re: $4m flood insurance bill, January 8 story. If a farmer’s cow gets on to the road and someone in a car hits it, the …

Get them on their bikes

Re: Mayor’s delayed cycleway success, January 5 editorial. It’s high time we drove the communists out of local government. Peter Jones …

Retirement best wishes

I would like to wish my fellow countryman and former work colleague John Hill a long and happy retirement. I worked at The Herald for …

Bang on . . .

Re: Still missing the bus, January 8 letter. Now there lies a tale Mr Gibson. The daft buggers want you to bang your head against …

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