Letters

Please leave dogs at home

Re: Not for dogs, Jan 18 letter.Firstly, thank you for your positive comments about the Gisborne Farmers’ Market.Regarding dogs at the market, we do not …

Make gardens glorious

I am saddened by the state of our Botanical Gardens. I go there regularly and since about October there have been more and more weeds …

Not for dogs

The Farmers’ Market is a very pleasant outing on a Saturday morning and the chance to stock up with fresh fruit and vegetables, have a …

Safer yes — jobs less

I saw the WorkSafe bosses on the news last night, basically showcasing the new machinery that cuts trees, and hauls them up to the loaders. …

This one is not a drill . . .

On January 15th this year the CO2 levels at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii reached a record 407.72 parts per million, the same atmospheric …

It’s called rail

Re: Upgrading roads a top priority, January 15 column.Terry Sheldrake says “until there is a viable alternative to roads for logs”. There is — it’s …

Good article, thank you

Re: That fomo-fishing feeling, January 13 column.What a refreshing article about fishing by Clarke Gayford! Some of us would have liked to make offers to …

So works our democracy

Re: GDC opens impressive new HQ to the public, January 15 editorial. “In any case, the die is cast, the building is up . . …

On dying with dignity . . .

Re: Far better to die with dignity than to do so in desperation, January 12 letter. Every person has the right to die with dignity; …

Banging on

I thought there was a total fire ban that included fireworks, but still every night you get it . . . I suppose rules are …

Not so hard

I noted in the webpoll story on Saturday comments that home gardens are hard work and only for those who want to know what goes …

Remove the stinko ginkgo

Last time I contacted the council, I was assured the large ginkgo tree on the corner of Fitzherbert St and Ormond Rd would be removed …

Seeking siblings after 51 years

I live in Perth, Australia and am looking for siblings. I was adopted as a baby in Gisborne, NZ. My birth date is 23/01/1967. I …

Far better to die with dignity than to do so in desperation

To all those who oppose legalising euthanasia, I ask this question: Have you had a relation or close friend spend an extended period in continuous …

Please remove doubt over rail restoration

To the Ministers for Transport and Regional DevelopmentWhen the city of Gisborne was deprived of its rail connection to the rest of the system by …

Bike park great, but misused

What an amazing facility the new kids’ bike education park is near Midway Beach. We were, however, most concerned when we took our mokopuna there …

Speeding up commentary

May I suggest to the editor that instead of printing all the repetitive letters to the editor, he just publishes the title, same again and …

Student loan a rip-off

Beware before you sign up for a student loan.1. There’s no guarantee of a job at the end of your course.2. In some cases you’ll …

Olympic chance to escape

It seems that North Korea will now be sending a team to the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Will it be the same as in …

Rail promises, talks — or action?

My heart leapt on reading that “the provincial fund Regional Development Minister, delegated KiwiRail Minister” (sic) promised in Parliament that he would be coming to …

Service is supported

Re: Unhelpful, January 4 letter.I am sorry that the staff member your correspondent spoke to on Sunday, December 31 was unhelpful.However, I can assure you …

Appreciated

Re: Response to January 5 letter, Is building ‘fit for purpose’?Thank you, Nedine, for your response. A question answered removes all doubts.w. brown …

Come on adults, step up

Over the new year our very shy granddaughter and two of her younger friends were waiting at the town bus stop when they were approached …

Wairoa rates proposal simply outlandish

I have been a ratepayer in Wairoa for just over 12 months, and have received an extraordinary letter from Wairoa District Council chief financial officer …

Let’s support our kids

As I look back in time to being brought up in Gisborne, I see so much change — but not in the right direction. My …

NZ’s longest wharf at Tiwai

It seems I touched a sore point by pointing out in a column in the Southland Times that Tolaga Bay’s long wharf is half the …

Extend trail up Riverside Rd

Having recently cycled Alps 2 Ocean, the Timber Trail and many of the Hawke’s Bay trails, it got me thinking about what Gisborne could offer. …

Reinvest at Waikanae too

Re: What about the Olympic Pool? December 29 letter.I agree with Sarah about the Olympic Pool needing investment, and want to add the Waikanae changing …

Is building ‘fit for purpose’?

There is comment that our council will be required to lease extra space as the new building does not accommodate the full council workforce. If …

For refugees

Re: H Block, December 27 letter.To enlighten our confused Irish visitor Leprechaun, this building enclosed in bars near the rose gardens of our fair city …

It’s all about incentives . . .

Re: What right? Jan 3 letter.This whinge about “wealthy” electric vehicle owners and their exemption from road user charges borders on the pathetic.Point 1, the …

Parking meters need update

Gisborne District Council needs to update its parking meters to close them off on public holidays, Sundays and half days on Saturdays. I feel the …

Friendly, welcoming people

On a recent trip from Opotiki to Gisborne we met the most friendly, welcoming people. We thank you all for a wonderful experience.Peter and Jan …

Unhelpful

I rang ED on Sunday afternoon at around 4.20pm because a family member, who is diabetic, had a sudden bleed in his eye affecting his …

Mass support for Iranian government

I am writing about reporting on the recent “unrest” in Iran. We have friends in Iran, so I emailed them because of our concern for …

Claimed ‘offer’ doubted

Re: Poverty suits takers, not creators — December 30 column.Greetings Chris, and all the best for 2018. You begin your Gisborne Herald column with the …

Stopping bays well used

Re: Gorge stopping bays confusing, December 30 letter.Peter, I make regular trips through the Gorge, and I have seen people use the stopping areas for …

What right?

The wealthy are again rewarded with their electric/hybrid cars, gloating that their cost to fuel up is $3 as compared with $60 for petrol. Those …

Store drone batteries safely

It seems that drones might have been a popular choice for Christmas presents this year. An issue concerning drones that is often overlooked is the …

Gorge stopping bays confusing

I have written a number of times previously to the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) that the Waioeka Gorge stopping bays are nothing but downright …