Letters

Fuzzy picture of Jewish ‘intrusion’ is incorrect

Re: Martin Hanson’s letter of December 31:May I also recommend a book about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — From Time Immemorial, by Joan Peters.Let us not …

Chilling effect on tourism

Are our city leaders quite happy to be beaten in the temperature stakes week after week by our Hawke’s Bay neighbours? Do they not realise …

Good move by PM

Re: This week’s webpoll question — Do you support the Prime Minister’s stance on not attending the Waitangi Day commemoration at Waitangi this year?I most …

Boozing the only sour note

The free Concert on the Lawn on Friday with Walter the Wizz Walsh was beautiful. Wizz, you sing the best music ever. Two hours worth, …

Top time at Te Puia

Re: Te Puia Springs hospital reunion, June 28, 2016 story.I worked at the hospital as a “student doctor” under George de Lautour and Bill Carter. …

NZ in odd company for motion on Israel

As one who has a deep attachment to New Zealand, I was quite shocked to learn that New Zealand was one of the four countries …

Unrivalled in hypocrisy

We have been told that Russia interfered with the recent US presidential election. No evidence has been produced to support this, but even if it …

Safety first in hospitals

Re: Waikato doctors rejecting $200 an hour offer from DHB to break their strike.Our Government and DHB negotiators seem to have missed the point. Not …

Water-safety excellence

In the same week that our dreadful drowning stats for 2016 were released, I was watching my grandchild start to learn how to be safer …

Donald the ‘doctor’ can heal America

Re: A bitter pill to swallow, January 6 letter.“Open your eyes, and you shall see.”Donald Trump is not a politician, he is a businessman and …

Thirteen strangers stopped

As our Ford failed us returning from the beach, 17 drivers within 60 minutes stopped to ask if we needed help. We knew four of …

Disgraceful

The old police station site on Childers Road-Peel Street is a disgrace. I regularly see broken bottles on the footpath by the front entrance and …

Length not depth the shipping news

Re: Concern cruise ship visits, January 12 story. In response to John Jones’ article quoting Clive Bibby regarding cruise ship visits into Gisborne. It is …

Petrol and diesel best option for now

Re: Electric avenue future? January 9 letter.Mr Bridges just boasted he spent over $150,000 on two electric cars for him and his wife. Many people …

Hoping for a charitable SJA rethink

I’ve trusted St Johns to be a caring organisation and therefore have been a financial supporter for quite some time. However, now I am thinking …

Time, effort respected

My sincere and grateful thanks to all involved in the Mahanga fire, especially the firefighters who worked tirelessly from the volunteer Mahia, Nuhaka, Wairoa, Napier, …

Hospital grounds astound, confound

In the weekend I walked the Gisborne Hospital grounds and was shocked and dismayed at what an eyesore it was. Weeds were overgrown along the …

Epic hallucination of a council relocation

I wish to be the first to congratulate the decision of the Gisborne District Council to rethink its plans for the rebuilding of the council …

Shame on river dumpers

When down towards the Waipaoa River on Centennial Marine Drive with my mokopuna a few days ago, we came across several quite recent piles of …

Forgive me

Re: Graffiti daubed on McCully office, Jan 5 story.I read the paper about someone defacing Mr McCully’s office building. It is not the right thing …

Poroporoaki: tribute to Bishop Brown Turei

Aue! Kua tau te hau rawhiti, ara te hau mahana o te ringa kaha o Aitua. Kei te rangatira, kei te Pihopa Matamua, haere atu …

Adding fuel to the fire

I recently asked a travel agent to draw up an itinerary for me to go to India via Australia. She did so promptly but sent …

Sea change forecast

Re: Prevention better than cure for lifesavers, Jan 9 story.A really important aid towards safety would be television marine forecasts that can be clicked onto …

Clinton a qualified liar, achieved Benghazi attack

Re: Wasn’t most popular, January 9 letter.So Clinton was by far the most qualified. After 30 years she probably qualifies as the most consummate political …

Fire ban on fireworks

What a great job the fire brigade and chopper pilots did on the Kaiti Hill fire. What a disaster this would have been had it …

Magic at the Dome

Well here I am again singing the praises of The Dome at the Poverty Bay Club, Gisborne.I had an awesome night with great bar service …

GDC to attend to roses

Further to previous correspondence regarding the Rose Garden. The roses along the path from the Marina carpark to the Peel St Bridge are diseased and …

Electric car posturing

Re: Electric avenue future? January 9 letter.I totally support Peter Wooding’s points raised in his letter yesterday. The Minister of Transport’s purchase of two “electric” …

Let’s all get over names

Re: Changes to names not unheard of, January 7 letter.Mr Smiler, I don’t know whether you were trying to agree or disagree with my comments …

Electric avenue future?

Re: Bridges goes electric and ‘wouldn’t go back’, January 7 story.How interesting to contrast the above headline with the one on December 22, 2016: KiwiRail …

Mobility card not for carers to use parking

Re: Facts first, January 7 letter.Would be a good idea to get your facts right. The mobility card belongs to the disabled/elderly person, not the …

Cannabis is for adults. Will sex be illegal next?

We still are having the debate about cannabis, and whether it should be prohibited because of its effect on a child’s brain. This is not …

Health, safety laws save us from our own stupidity

Re: Bikes with lights, easy; January 6 letter.Sadly Paul, whether you like it or not, if cyclists are to use the railway (highly unlikely), there …

Will he prove it or lose it?

The US election is over and Donald Trump won by a large majority. The only other alternative for the American people in the election was …

A building barometer

Given that we now have a large open space next to the overgrown Rose Garden, would it be a reasonable suggestion for our council to …

Biofuel should be cheaper, not more expensive

Re: Bennetts wins business leader of year award, December 29 story.I read in the Gisborne Herald Z Energy chief executive Mike Bennetts’ commercial acumen, leadership …

Peace march for life: just walk beside me

Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my …

Boat trailer parks big stakeholder concern

Re: Makeover for harbour next year, December 30 story.Although not totally opposed to the concept of the planned development to the inner harbour, I do …

Rail line unsuited to cycles, unsafe

Re: Road-to-rail vehicle suited, Dec 29 column.I agree that no members of the public should be allowed unsupervised on any part of the Napier-Wairoa-Gisborne railway. …

It may be too late to save the rose garden

Concerns were emailed to the Gisborne District Council many weeks ago regarding the current poor state of the city rose garden requesting that an urgent …

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