Letters

Feeble drains

Last week, I noticed some roading contractors digging, or more like nibbling, while making some roadside drains on the entrance to Whakaangiangi Road in Te …

Happy customer

Thank you to Eastland Network and Electrinet for their support so we could continue our business as usual while they were replacing the power poles. …

Road to Wairoa totally dangerous

Re: We’re not even in the same road race, September 13 letter. My wife and I drove to Wellington this last weekend. I have to …

Support for mental health clients?

Re: Pilot venture recognised by ministry, September 17 story. While I have no problem with the community based pilot of Te Kuwatawata trialing indigenous methods …

Rail line not feasible

Re: Let’s keep the rail line and time for common sense, September 18 letters. Richard Peat and Dein Ferris, take the time to contact me …

Concrete vision?

Re: Concrete walls will remain on the bridge, September 13 story. One would have to have a concrete wall in their vision not to see …

The ugly walls

Re: Concrete walls will remain on the bridge, September 13 story. This is a bureaucratic farce. History can be retained, by retention of a short …

Respect one another

My church’s men’s group had a pizza and video night recently. The video we saw was Courageous.It was all about four police officers in America …

Lively Lowe Street

During my many years in the retail trade, one of my favourite streets was the river end of Lowe Street. All of the store sites …

Walls an ugly monstrosity

Re: Concrete walls to remain on bridge, September 13 story. I see the walls are being removed for the work then replaced back again, to …

Time for GDC support

The concept of replacing the ugly concrete walls of the Gladstone Road bridge with vertical rails was mooted many years ago. The idea was sabotaged …

A practical decision

Re: Rail study funding welcome, September 8 letter. Here we go again, the Green Party trying to get the Gizzy to Wairoa rail line open. …

Our bridge, our views

Re: Officious view an insult, September 14 letter. Well said T. and B. Brown. Personally I am fed up with non-local, mystery organisations hiding behind …

Let’s all get behind city bypass proposal

Re: The feasibility study into a heavy vehicle bypass proposed by GHL. I am one of the elderly drivers who has to contend with navigating …

East Coast Rail Trail could be best in NZ

We are currently on a six-month tour of New Zealand. Amongst our travels we are making a point of walking our great walks and biking …

Pests killed, not natives

A few days ago at Tutira I saw a ute with a slogan on it “Fu#k 1080”. As they drove past the turn-off to Boundary …

Crazy compo

A murderer compensated $10,000 for being in confinement over the legal limit of 15 days, for 21 days in all. The person he murdered is …

He waka eke noa: We are all in this together

Globally, agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are top contributors to climate change/global warming and world leaders are now taking it seriously. The International Conference on …

We’re not even in the same road race

On return from a recent weekend trip to Napier, having utilised the main routes between Napier and Hastings, I enjoyed the smooth, coherent expanse of …

Thanks for $153m boost for Tairawhiti

Re: Values check required, September 6 letter. Some people will never be happy. The Government has recognised that Gisborne has been neglected so is “giving” …

‘Amalgamation’ process unsatisfactory

Re: Amalgamation set for year-end now, September 10 editorial. I attended the recent Heart of Gisborne annual meeting expecting to hear the GDC’s “High Level …

Poor effort?

I couldn’t believe it, on the first day of Maori Language Week the back-page story leading the “Hakinakina” starts with capital letters WANGANUI. Come on, …

Landowners need to take control

Re: Waipiro Bay leaseholders ‘blindsided’ by 400 percent hike, September 1 story.Landowner shareholders on these block of lands where leases are paid should all come …

Wrong name?

Tena koe Jeremy, Shouldn’t “The Gisborne Herald” be “Nupepa o Turanganui-a-Kiwa” rather than “Nupepa o Te Tairawhiti”, or are we adding Tairawhiti to the naming …

United front brought rewards

Congratulations!! Now that I’ve had a chance to see more details of the announcements on Friday to boost and support economic development in Tairawhiti (from …

A place that cares

Re: Treatment insufficient, September 6 story. I know Alison Jackson’s daughter Leigh and her husband Wayne well. They are lovely people. The unfortunate demise of …

Naughty greenie Bob . . .

Bob, what a well dovetailed and convenient reply you submitted to Terry’s letter. Hand on heart Bob, did you really do such a good citizen’s …

Don’t flirt with MOM

Quite correctly you state in your editorial of September 5 that the Mixed-Ownership Model (MOM) for SOEs was implemented by the National-led government during the …

A bridge of the future

Heritage NZ has accorded both the Gladstone Road and Peel Street bridges Category 2 status. That is, they are deemed to be “historic places of …

Yes to a bridge-walls poll

In support of your correspondents T. and B. Brown, an opinion poll on the concrete bridge blocking our beautiful views of the inner harbour and …

Rail has a great future in NZ

I spent the first four years of my life living in Waikoura, commonly called Torries Camp, where the first rail tunnel out of Gisborne was …

Collaborative approach to transport solutions please

Last week was an exciting and encouraging one for te Tairawhiti/Gisborne with the $152,700,000 funding boost from the Government, which should help remedy the roading …

Ready to join Chopper

Re: Treatment insufficient, Sept 6 story.My mum was in a rest home’s hospital wing and in the latter stages of being there, she was sometimes …

A Government that is finally investing in Tairawhiti’s growth

Yesterday’s announcements by the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones are exactly the central government investment and relationship that Tairawhiti …

Values check required . . .

$153 million to beef up economic development and tourism; $0 for the necessary community swimming complex upgrade, which goes nowhere without $15m to match GDC’s …

A huge fund for everything with few investment guides

I’m delighted to see the significant investment in our roading infrastructure. It’s interesting that it comes from the Provincial Growth Fund and not through the …

Rail study funding welcome

The Green Party has long campaigned to reopen the Gisborne to Napier rail line and believes regional rail for freight and possibly passenger transport is …

Proud to say Dunblane is my home, have had loving care

The article in The Herald about the death of Mrs Jackson was a sad liturgy of missed communication and failure of processes, and perhaps the …

A good idea

Re: Open views, please no rebuilt concrete sides —September 6 letter.Vertical safety rails for the Gladstone Road bridge are a good idea and would open …

Iwi action appreciated

Re: Iwi group to appeal port ruling, September 5 story.Ian Ruru must be congratulated for continuing the good work his father Bill Ruru dedicated so …

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