Letters

Did his time on remand

I find your headline “Jailed for grooming teen” (Gisborne Herald, December 2) extremely misleading and unfair as this man has already done his “time” while …

And Contact taketh away

I noticed the other day that our electricity lines company is to lower its charges to Gisborne consumers. Yesterday I received an email from my …

Restore Endeavour models to rightful positions

So GDC thinks “there is a lot of community consultation to take place” regarding location of the Endeavour models. There wasn’t much consultation on the …

Go the extra mile, work together

Re: Homeless dad’s plight, December 5 story. Access to infrastructure for the homeless in Tairawhiti is appalling and the ping-pong practice between Kainga Ora and …

‘Snail mail’ getting ridiculous

Tell me Mr Postman, why does mail take seven days to get from Wellington to Gisborne? Don McDonald …

Why is it taking so long to reinstall Endeavour models?

I have just been advised by council in regard to the Endeavour models “there is still a lot of community consultation to take place regarding …

Major clean-up required

Re: Homeless dad’s plight, December 5 story. I have had Lance as a guest at our motel on more than one occasion. The most recent, …

Pedestrianise Peel St — ditch both sets of lights 

The temporary roundabout on Peel Street has proved its efficacy; it should be made permanent. But don’t stop there. The section of Peel Street between …

Answers sought on inner harbour developments

Re: The million-dollar loo, inner harbour project, and too many unanswered questions. Will the design defects of the new million-dollar loo be remedied before Christmas/New …

Ka pai Turanga Health

Thank you Turanga Health and Rewiti Ropiha for your awesome manaakitanga, whakawhanaungatanga and the aroha throughout the year and during our kaumatua Christmas break-up dinner. …

Injustice of the system

Everyone who read the “Hit and run horror” story in the December 1 paper should be up in arms re the sentencing of Samuel Lee …

Schools vital first part of new infrastructure plan

This past weekend our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the largest capital investment into school maintenance funding in 25 years at the Labour Party annual …

Disgusted by sentence

I was very disturbed at the sentence given by Judge Warren Cathcart to 34-year-old Samuel Lee Sheridan. With all his other convictions, where is the …

Three new roundabouts please

Loving the temporary Peel St/Palmerston Rd roundabout also. How about roundabouts for Lytton Rd/Aberdeen Rd and Roebuck Rd/Aberdeen Rd as well — both are crazy …

RSA team top hosts for hospice event

I would like to say a huge thank you to David “H”, Jan and all the team at the Gisborne RSA. Holding our Christmas celebration …

‘Thank you’ from Santa

A big, big thank you to the residents of Tairawhiti for supporting Sunday’s moana-themed Christmas Parade. A special big thanks to all those who went …

The cost of indecision

Re: the ongoing saga of the Olympic Pool upgrade. One can but hope that when the full concept is presented to councillors early next year …

Targeted by driver

I have a challenge for the arrogant driver who attempted to run down an athlete during the 10km road race along Valley Road at 10.10am …

A great way to exercise

Hoami te pakipaki to the tane and tamariki enjoying the Mangapapa School cycle track on Sunday morning — a fantastic way for whanau to exercise …

An MoE leap-year penalty

Re: Novopay and the Ministry of Education. Why is it that support staff in the education system lose wages because it is a “leap year”? …

Grounded in simpler joys

My late father Arthur knew his fair share of struggles. He seemed, though, to be grounded in the simpler joys. Arthur had something even if …

More on roundabout

Re: No queue, or horns — November 27 letter and comments. The point being overlooked is the traffic lights are there not only for cars, …

Tis the season to think of those less fortunate

It’s coming up to Christmas. We have been blessed with the things we need. I’d like to set a challenge: For us all to do …

Terrier Team: A wonderful success story

The Terrier Racing Against Time Dinner, raising money for breast cancer and held at the Showgrounds Park Event Centre on Saturday, November 9 was an …

Most interesting reading

A thought-provoking article in Pipiwharauroa about the recent book by Haare Williams, Words of a Kaumatua, edited by Witi Ihimaera. A url follows, which makes …

Enjoying the roundabout

Linda, as you expressed, no hold-ups, no congestion, no horns blasting. I was a passenger with our daughter driving. We were looking for a park …

Fighting the good fight

Re: Ship logs out of Hicks Bay, November 25 story. Shane Jones, what you’re proposing smacks of a bully-tactic frame of mind. Remember, you politicians are …

Together against violence

Thanks to everyone who helped make our White Ribbon Day event a success and who braved a chilly, windy evening to come out to support …

No lights - and no queue or horns

I’m sitting in my office overlooking the traffic lights at the corner of Peel Street and Palmerston Road. An accident took out the lights so …

Beautiful art on display

I took four art-crazy friends from out of town to Toihoukura on Saturday morning. Luckily for us Michelle Kerr, a talented local artist, was there …

Let’s celebrate Christ

I would like to know if this Christmas we are going to see the words Merry Christmas put on our shop windows in town. I …

Show had us in stitches

My girlfriends and I attended the opening night for Musical Theatre Gisborne’s Vicar of Dibley and, quite simply, it gives the TV show a run …

New kids on Okitu block stirring up a storm

Reading Monday’s article re a proposed speed limit not being low enough has me concerned. I acknowledge that some areas on SH35 need immediate attention, …

Regulator needs to wake up

Thanks to Judge Dwyer for the strong words admonishing both Juken NZ and Gisborne District Council for their respective breaches of the law. It’s difficult …

Native tree might last longer than pear did

Last Sunday morning I noticed that the ornamental, flowering pear tree in Palmerston Road had vanished, with only a spikey stump left behind. I let Gisborne …

Keen to see an upgrade

I fully understand and appreciate your reply to my letter Wanda and Barry, along with your explanation of how comfortable you are with the lifestyle …

Ideal spot for models

Re: Endeavour models. I don’t know why the council has to consider anywhere else to erect these models. It is so obvious they should be …

Deep State and the impeachment circus

The impeachment circus playing out in Washington under the chairmanship of ringmaster “shifty” Adam Schiff is a classic illustration of the Deep State in operation. …

Folau 'sermon' shows power of indoctrination

The most vocal opposition to the right of the terminally ill to a peaceful death has come from religious groups, so when Israel Folau claimed …

An architectural ‘watershed’

Yesterday morning I took my jaundiced, non-professional, aged, pale, male “eye” down for a tour of the new SAP (sewage acceptance point) at the harbour. …

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