Letters

Two berths for many years

Re the Herald poll, do you support the plan by Eastland Port to develop a second berth, is a misleading question. There has been for …

Gracious sportsmanship

A Gisborne resident has forwarded this “neat message” to two New Zealand couples “from a Brit of true quality”, saying they only met Tony briefly …

Wiping of points unfair

Ten games played, 10 wins, 30 points disappear. This is totally unfair Central Football. The top grade of local senior men’s football was divided into …

Progress, or dominance?

Minister Jones has made another flying visit to Gisborne, for talks with selected people, and has gone away with “mixed messages” yet again. This time, …

Rhetoric over substance

The Prime Minister’s admission that she is open to the idea of declaring a climate change emergency is nothing more than hot air and rhetoric.This …

A fantastic production

I would like to congratulate the director, the cast, the band and the crew on a fantastic production of Mamma Mia! All take a bow …

Encourage farm EVs

An open letter to Federated Farmers vice-president Andrew Hoggard: Mr Hoggard, you were quoted on Morning Report as saying “it’s pretty hard to fit a …

What about drug-driving?

Re: Comments in response to July 8 letter, Marijuana lies. Under a previous government the sale of liquor legislation allowed children (yes at 18 you …

Compared to alcohol . . .

Re: Marijuana lies, July 8 letter and comments. Perhaps we should consider what harm is there from properly regulated adult access to alcohol that New …

Handrail is appreciated

At long last a handrail has been installed on the steps, at the Grey Street end of Waikanae Beach. Many people, who need a handrail, …

Stone age?

Re: Forgoing year-round onions a small price, July 11 letter. I suppose with this revelation you’ll also be promoting that New Zealand go petrol-free year-round …

Relationships? Really?

Re: ‘Right tree in right place’, July 12 story. Every hapu has a long-held responsibility to be kaitieki of their environment and will express this …

Focus already on processing

Re: Comments in response to July 9 story, Log price collapse. Gisborne does have a cluster of sawmills that add value to the log. We …

Right person to bring communities together

After a year-long wait for a Race Relations Commissioner, Multicultural New Zealand is very pleased and welcomes the appointment of Meng Foon to the role. …

Equal footing

Mr Palmer, please explain how my comment was mean-spirited. As I said, I don’t have a problem with these students getting their qualification, but let’s …

Aren’t we all?

Thanks to Wally Te Ua for his critique of the content of my letter on the TV programme about racism. Like me, he seems fond …

Not aware, or better use?

Re: Disappearing medicine bags. Thank you editor for pursuing this inquiry for me. The clinical care manager’s response was as I would expect from a …

Dedication rewarded

Congratulations to our long-serving Mayor Meng Foon on his new appointment as Race Relations Commissioner. I’m sure he will fill the seat with the same …

Govt needs to uphold three Ps

I thought that our Government was focusing on anti-bullying, yet they seem to have one as a Minister. Mr Jones, your comments speak more about …

Minister Jones way out of line

Re: Jones Slams ‘hapu’, July 11 front-page story. Is it really necessary to insult Ngati Oneone and the iwi coalition exercising their legal right under …

Let’s get milling . . .

Re: Log price collapse, July 9 story. Why can’t we have our own sawmills to turn the logs into beams for our own construction industry? …

Forgoing year-round onions a small price

Re: Organic NZ onions hit Europe, July 11 story. It’s amazing that we should be celebrating something like this as a success story. Shipping goods …

Harbour upgrade fails to account for trains

Re: Eying boatie wellbeing, July 9 letter. As one of many boaties and fishos who love to use the ocean, I totally agree with Alain …

Impact spoilt by silliness

I watched the TV1 programme “That’s A Bit Racist” on Sunday night, with the hope that I might learn something. One segment asked the public, …

Fee refund?

I see the Government has decided to award NCEA to students who didn’t pay their fees, back to 2002. I have no problem with that, …

Tips for writers opposed to cannabis reform

Re: Marijuana lies, July 8 letter. Tips for correspondents on cannabis legislative reform sharing their opinions and masquerading them as facts: 1. Try to ensure …

Clock ticking

When are the Endeavour models coming back on the poles? Not much time until the 250th anniversary. Spend some. S. Mohlmann …

Quick clean

A big thank you to Gisborne District Council for the same-day response and clean-up of graffiti at the Stockroute entrance, Wainui Beach. Resident …

Natural treatment for nits

When I saw a piece on the news the other night about nits becoming resistant to the pharmacy treatments, I was prompted to write this …

Eying boatie wellbeing

It’s good to read that Eastland Community Trust’s ability to distribute money is climbing, with equity now of $333.4 million and a plan to distribute …

Bypass initiative welcome

Congratulations Gisborne Holdings Ltd for taking the initiative to action a long-overdue feasibility study into a heavy vehicle bypass for our city. Comments made by …

Redemption starts with education

The 250th anniversary of James Cook’s arrival in Turanga nui a Kiwa begins in just 13 weeks. While there have been some conversations around that …

Marijuana lies

We have just listened to an interview of Colorado author Ben Cort talking with Bob McCoskrie. This issue of legalising marijuana is full of lies …

How do medicine bags disappear?

I have been unfortunate enough to have been hospitalised in Gisborne this June. Each time I have taken with me hospital-issue green carrier bags containing …

Keeping cool with HNZ . . .

Rental insulation deadline? Given the hype surrounding this issue, it is interesting to note the hypocrisy in the below.“If you live in a Housing New …

How long until Fonterra is targeted?

The Chinese take a long-term view of investment and must be rubbing their hands in glee at having played a bunch of farmers on the …

‘Murder’ never acceptable

The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern is to be applauded for upholding the right of Parliament to make laws rather than abdicating that responsibility to the …

Effort to recycle 3 upwards?

Isn’t it ironic. New Zealand has banned single-use plastic bags but, here, in Gisborne and the East Coast, we can now only recycle items marked …

Village lighting concern

For years now the entrances to The Salvation Army Retirement Village, Aberdeen Road, has nothing to light-up the “Entry and “Exit’’ driveways. This is really …

That’s the agenda, from ground up

Re: Rural communities don’t ask for a lot, July 1 column. Local Government NZ is where UN agenda 21 drives from. The agenda openly states …

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