Letters

Nth Korea?

There is a rumour the Labour Party is considering sending Winston Peters to North Korea, for heaven knows what. Wouldn’t it be better wasting this …

Minister not alone with a ‘gutsful’ of log trucks

The Mayor of Wairoa must be bonkers. This paper’s editorial of November 24 said The Wairoa Star quoted a comment to the Minister of Regional …

A turkey lives on

President Trump has pardoned a Thanksgiving turkey! Is this a prelude to a President looking for a pardon for being a turkey? There are not …

Rivers’ contamination should be top priority

Contamination from wastewater discharges into our rivers after heavy rainfall events has been increasing each year, aggravated as we know by world climate change.Yet this …

Trust in opposition only

Ken Orr appears to be suffering from cognitive dissonance — the holding of two mutually incompatible views at the same time.The November edition of The …

A problem with questions?

I’d like to reply to Stewart Patrick’s article in Christian Comment (November 18). I quote “Unbelievers have a habit of asking questions to take the …

Rural roads a rumble

All our rural roads in the Matakaoa area have significant corrugation and pothole problems. In some places the potholes cover the entire road. The corrugation …

A passion for ‘nature play’

We are two Christchurch mums who both started our businesses recently, and are passionate about getting children outdoors and connecting with nature. We are bringing …

A great show

I wish to compliment all those involved in the Nutcracker, which my family attended on Saturday afternoon. What a great production it was. To Nadine …

A blessing . . .

Thank you to whoever put the card with a Christian message in my letter box in Stout Street a couple of months back. I experienced …

Great support for airshow

On behalf of the Gisborne Aviation Preservation Society and as director of our recent First Light Wings and Wheels airshow, I wish to thank all …

Noah knew what to do

Re: Forget the ‘Old’, God is love — November 14 letter.Well, Bob Hughes has another string to his bow as well as a passion for …

Where would region be without forestry?

Reply to Forestry: No beauty in the beast, November 14 column. Ian, on behalf of Eastland Wood Council I would like to clarify some points …

Just a note . . .

Re: Wonderful hospitality, November 15 letter.Mau and Queenie are the kaumatua of Turanga Health Group, not Poverty Bay Bowling Club.Thank you Tokomaru Bay.kaumatua hostesses …

‘Urgent’ claim a bit rich

Re: Port roundabout ‘urgent’, November 15 story. It’s a bit rich of Mrs Tolley to be making demands on the new Government for a roundabout …

Generosity appreciated

I would like to publicly thank the many people of Gisborne who so generously supported us at Pak’nSave last Friday and Saturday by buying a …

Media hatred palpable

I am increasingly annoyed about the propaganda that comes through our news channels. I read and listen to what are clearly lies straight and simple …

Wonderful hospitality

On behalf of Nannies who attended Te Mana Kuratahi 2017 kapa haka festival, we thank you and congratulate you for the hospitality we received from …

Welcome boost for families

Many Gisborne homeowners and renters will get a much-needed boost from the increase in accommodation supplement due from April 1, 2018. For example, a household …

Let’s be festive this year

Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas all, especially for our CBD — well, let’s hope so.I have written many a letter on this issue of making …

Forget the ‘Old’, God is love

Re: Intelligent creator versus evolution, November 11.Martin Hanson’s honest delving into the Old Testament scriptures that paint God as unforgiving and vengeful drew a strong …

Congratulations Ilminster

Ilminster “Green Team”, I was privileged to experience a dress rehearsal and performance at one of the many primary schools in our region. These awesome …

Governed as a service or a business?

It has been 37 years since the handlers of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher persuaded most of the world that the business model is best …

Have your ‘bob’s worth’

In Saturday’s mail I got a missive from the GDC which allows me to have my “bob’s worth” about the extension to the sewerage treatment …

Not put off future help

Re: Police pursuit drama on SH2, November 10 story.The police did a great job. No one was injured and the suspect is in custody. It …

Amazing ambassadors

We were extremely fortunate to have a fabulous group of Ilminster students perform for us here at Waikirikiri yesterday morning. Congratulations to Keren Rickard and …

Power trust, not a charity

I am grateful for the ECT response (TGH 9/11) to my complaint about its failure to make distributions to us beneficiaries (all residents and ratepayers) …

Owners must keep dogs on property, or under control

Re: Loose dogs a huge problem, November 7 letter.It’s important to remember that it is the responsibility of all dog owners to ensure their dog …

Disgusted at broken promise

Mr Peters, I voted for you and your party because of your unequivocal, bottom-line promise to hold a referendum on the retention of the Maori …

Up to the Labour coalition

Re: Sounds like a petulant child, November 7 letter.Obviously those who voted against Bill English and his party didn’t like the way they operated and …

Jones could be champion for region

With such important infrastructure issues facing our region, I like many was very interested to learn which Ministers could influence change for Tairawhiti. The politician …

It’s a killer . . .

I sure hope we are smoke-free by 2025 — our lungs do not need this drug. Smoking is causing 5000 deaths a year in NZ …

Sounds like a petulant child

Picking up from your editorial on Monday, November 6, I am utterly confused, and somewhat alarmed, as to the true meaning of former prime minister …

Support much appreciated

On behalf of Tauawhi Men’s Centre and Women’s Refuge, we would like to thank everyone who supported the Stars In Their Eyes shows on Saturday. …

Loose dogs a huge problem

I write in total agreement with the letter in yesterday’s paper about nuisance dogs in Gisborne. There is a huge problem here . . . …

Neglected state of the i-Site garden a shock

I recently had cause to visit the local information centre/ bus station. I was shocked by the state of the garden which contains flowering puha …

Absolutely blown away

Re: Life Education, Harold and Quentin . . .Matua Quentin toru tau inaianei me te miharo o te reo, kua haere ki te kimi akoranga …

Look to commercial fishers

Re: Do your bit, stop fishing — November 4 letter.Oh Bob, I fear your efforts lie in the wrong place. It is ignorant of you …

Ban fireworks? Fine, get rid of nuisance dogs too

People largely enjoy fireworks once a year. There’s a bit of noise I’ll agree and a few folk are hell-bent on stretching festivities out to …

We’re growing and we have a lot to do

The Gisborne region, businesses, families and workers will do well out of upcoming changes. From April 1, 2018 the accommodation supplement will go from $60 …

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