Letters

A long list of faults

My wife took our vehicle into Gisborne Vehicle Testing recently for its yearly warrant check. At the time of the check she was the only …

Leadership on waste is welcome

At its AGM and conference this week, Local Government New Zealand voted to support several proposals to tackle recycling and waste problems, including calling for …

Chance encounter with a lump . . .

Two weeks ago I was operated on at Gisborne Hospital for removal of breast cancer. I am amazed at the speed all services kicked into …

It’s CIA tradition to meddle in foreign elections

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters is “bemused and bewildered” by the US president’s comments on Russian election meddling. Understandably so. Donald Trump has finally admitted …

Major work required in the Gorge to prevent closures

Our road network is vulnerable in many places and this has massive consequences for the region. No one at the NZ Transport Agency or in …

Wal comes to life . . .

Ying and I enjoyed Footrot Flats: The Musical last night at the War Memorial Theatre. We all grew up with Wal and Dog, and I …

Thumbs up!

A big, big “Thumbs Up” to the cast and crew of Footrot Flats, which opened at the War Memorial Theatre last night. Each one of …

NZ clear-felling is behind eight ball

We have all now witnessed via media the massive damage that can result from “clear felling”. As an “on-farm-woodsman” of some 60 years-hands-on, I’ve had …

Need to stop emissions, soak up CO2

Re: Belonging to Earth a privilege, Bob Hughes’ July 14 column. I agree it is an incredible privilege to live in such a wonderful place. …

What of family, friends?

The article on the front page on July 13 really touched me. This poor young woman had to sleep in her car. It was terrible …

Thoughtless

To the lowlifes who syphoned my truck and stole my deer gates — you could at least have tied up the horse so I didn’t …

Sick policy affects health

Winston Peters and David Clark must stop telling fibs about funding. Just because nursing is a female-dominated profession, that’s no excuse for fobbing them off …

Start with house materials price inquiry

Re: Well said, July 10 letter. Thank you M. Hills for your encouragement to my letter “Let’s overturn neglect, take opportunities” of July 4. An …

Keep them local please

It was a surprise and disappointment to see the excellent photographs of Gisborne and East Coast Churches, which featured on the Worship Services pages on …

Roads effort excellent

The Eastland Wood Council would like to acknowledge the excellent work that Tairawhiti Roads has done in reopening the region’s roads after the two extreme …

Message from The Block's Stu and Amy

Hello friends We are so grateful to feel all the amazing support coming from home. We are halfway through filming up here and it sure …

Homeless, seeking help

Many people in Gisborne think that only people in Auckland are homeless. Well they are wrong. Gisborne has them too. I am a 69-year-old retired …

‘You’ll be old one day too’

It’s a complete waste of time to ask for a little help from Gisborne District Council.I made a request for a few carparks for my …

Rifleman, six crew lost at sea in 1871

It was with great interest that I read your articles of the 150-year commemorations at the Rangiwaho Marae of the return of Te Kooti and …

Consequences of total clear-felling obvious

Forestry companies continue to show an arrogant disregard for the environment and their neighbours by clear-felling plantation forestry without regard for the consequences. Other landowners …

Oil shocks will hit region hard

Fuel prices are rising. More oil shocks have been predicted, and we remain unready to face a new age that is approaching rapidly. Some may …

Giving to the future

Re: Poignant production, July 6 story.Fabulous work Michelle Hall, Lina Marsh and the many others involved in the Makaraka School production, The Story of Whirikoka. …

Sorry, no pat on the back from me

Re: Think before you whinge, July 3 letter.Smiley, your use of the word “whinge” leads me to question your attitude. Some of the people who …

Chance to reconsider?

Re: ‘Not in our neighbourhood’, July 7 webpoll story.I agree with this article’s concluding comment: “Everyone deserves a second chance.” The writer, as a close …

Alternative water solution

Re: Recharge trial delay a big deal, June 20 editorial. This is an email I posted to several relevant GDC members. It provides an alternative …

Pleasure to walk in Okitu bush now

I would like to congratulate DoC and the team from Boys’ High on the job they have completed on re-mettling the tracks in the Okitu …

Family way

Re: The Families Package. I can only hope that the Government also takes into consideration the growing number of one-person families in New Zealand. Perhaps …

Hospital staff amazing

I would like to say a huge thank you to the wonderful A&E team and the day-of-surgery doctors and nurses. Recently my husband was very …

Let’s overturn neglect, take opportunities

We were privileged to meet Simon Bridges, leader of the National Party, in Gisborne last week. He was very frank about what he said and …

Empty drum

What self-serving body came up with the idea that Gisborne District Council needed eight councillors for the town and only three for the rural sector? …

Think before you whinge

People who work in the public sector see at least 100 customers per day. We smile and try to make everyone’s experience a pleasant one. …

Slash has now dashed

I, and probably others, have often thought that forestry companies should be mulching their slash behind them. But of course with the Great God of …

Expo tops

Congratulations to the Herald advertising department for putting on another awesome Home and Lifestyle Expo! Great to see everyone chipping in on their days off …

No wonder nurses leave profession

It was with interest that I read the comments from your poll on the nurses strike, on striking for money and how the offer was …

Be aware of toxic smoke

Re: Storm mess a ‘wake-up call’ for the district, June 27.I wish to comment in regard to the proposed burning of the salty driftwood/forest slash …

Asst coach role omitted

I was very disappointed in Thursday night’s paper to see the wonderful article on our local surf lifesavers, Taylor, Fyall and Corrin. You failed to …

Rockfall risk removable

The Mayor seems to be unaware that countries all over Europe successfully protect their highways against avalanche and rockfall by the appropriate engineering works.If a …

Let’s burn wood waste for power

Re: Storm mess a ‘wake-up call’ for the district, June 27 story.Look at the age of some of that larger wood in the slash stream. …

Now’s our rail chance — make the call Mr Peters

An open letter to Hon. Winston PetersDear Winston,Congratulations on your new status. It was sad to see you looking so despondent at the time the …

Not tangible tourism product

Your editorial suggesting “Negative views will be proved wrong”, relating to the Navigations Project, will I believe long-term see you proved wrong, and the majority …

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