Letters

Quite the cross to bear

Re: Thank the gods it’s gone, November 14 letter.Conor, how do you know that Hindus, Satanists etc are among those remembered by this monument?Do you …

Unpacking attitudinal priorities

Thanks to councillor Meredith Akuhata Brown for her recent article. One lives in the hope, moving forward, that a true rendering of our historical learnings …

Cutting emissions can be a win-win

“So, what is the point?” was the headline of Gordon Webb’s letter in Saturday’s paper, on cutting New Zealand’s GHG emissions when it won’t make …

Seedling fiasco shows again Govt is amateur

Re: Pine tree seedlings. Yet again, another blunder by this amateur government. Now, having wasted thousands of dollars on seedlings they could not use because …

Passengers full of praise

As an “Ask Me” volunteer for the cruise ship passengers yesterday, we received so many compliments about Gisborne it made you aware of just how …

Record, report

Re: Responses to news of latest crash fatality, November 12. First off, I’m not a sales person pitching a “gizmo” device. However dash cameras are …

Good Samaritan to rescue

I would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Rachel who came to my aid when a truck backed into my car on Grey …

Stick to council business

On Tuesday night we had a councillor going off about Kaiti Hill; no one lives there, it doesn’t pay rates and there are no public …

E Road concept a good way to share costs fairly

Re: Time for Forestry Roading Levy. I support John Kape’s and Iain McInnis’s call for a fairer system to fund our rural roads. The council …

Well done

Congratulations to Mr Jack Liddy on reaching your ton, and thank you for your service. Sounds like you were in the thick of it and …

Access ramps in triplicate, while pontoon a danger

I visited the harbour on the weekend and counted three access walkways with associated security gates to the new marina facility. And, yes, it looks …

A great b’day party indeed

The SPCA event was loads of fun but I wish to say that it was the SPCA Shop’s “Animal Birthday Party” and the success was …

Thank you for looking after another old Babyboomer

I’m an old white man, worst of all I’m also, dare I say it, a Babyboomer! The pits of the world, that’s me. Anyway, the …

Flying neutral

I admire Justine Tyerman’s amazing literary skills. May I be so bold as to suggest another topic she might write about (I know I am …

Roads funding needs work

Re: Time for Forestry Roading Levy, Nov 10 column. I absolutely agree that we need to sort out a fair and equitable method for funding …

What has happened to WW1 monument?

Re: Forgetting to honour our boys, November 6 letter. This excellent missive by Alain Jorian re-activated my memories of this monument. For years, I would …

Rellies sought

Hello, I’m trying to contact any relatives of my mother Merla Bell-Towers whose sisters Vera and Rita both married and lived in Gisborne. Vera married …

Brilliant care appreciated

“Bless them all” is the song playing in my head — to the staff at Gisborne Hospital. A&E, CCU, nurses, doctors, consultants, ward staff, all …

Time for cameras, patrols?

Once again, burglaries in Ruatoria — this time our Four Square. Not satisfied with stealing gates, now they’ve progressed to shops and houses, also people’s …

Acknowledging the leaders of our many volunteers

Gisborne Volunteer Centre celebrated International Volunteer Managers Day with a luncheon for our local volunteer co-ordinators this week. We would like to acknowledge the good …

Forever grateful for chance

Re: No second chance here, November 1 letter. I too was that mother . . . no one would give my son a break, but …

A win-win

As you will be aware, boaties have extremely limited parking around the only ramp where you don’t need to get past bridges that stop medium …

GDC needs to support Waimata efforts

Heartfelt thanks to all those who attended two jam-packed, exciting meetings on Sunday to discuss the future of the Waimata River. The Te Awaroa team …

‘All good doctors do it anyway’ . . .

King George V had been a heavy smoker and had developed emphysema and chronic bronchitis, either of which results in a protracted and unpleasant death. …

Work chance

Re: No second chance here. Can “Heartbroken Parents” or their daughter please contact the editor (869 0600 ext 859 or editor@gisborneherald.co.nz) as there have been …

Forgetting to honour our boys?

Re: Amistice Day icon unlit . . . November 2 letter. It is so disturbing to see the GDC neglecting Kaiti Hill and saying they …

Testing too restrictive here?

My 19-year-old daughter recently passed her restricted driving test, which was wonderful for her and for us as a family. Sadly, she had to travel …

Day for help

Since New Zealand has taken up Halloween, why not Thanksgiving too?Most New Zealanders have a lot to be thankful for. Perhaps there could be a …

No need to worry about 1080 Alain

Alain Jorion, you are concerned about 1080 in our Gisborne water supply. You shouldn’t be.First, as I understand it, GDC is not considering the use …

Simply turned away from abuser

Re: Helping out racism . . . November 1 letter.Your singular example of a white woman confronting a Filipino family in Wellington was very selective.I …

Respect gardens please

Possibly as a result of my recent letter on vandalism in the Turanga Gardens, the destruction of plants and materials continues. All remaining buds on …

City full of stakeholders

Re: Footnote response to October 31 letter on 1080.GDC director of environmental services and protection Nick Zaman says: “DoC is not dropping 1080 at Waingake …

Armistice Day icon unlit . . .

The usual floodlighting of the Kaiti Hill WW1 monument failed to occur on Wednesday night; although several high-visibility road-side purple ragwort plants have been chopped …

Needs grew under Nats

Simon Bridges offered his criticism of a Government decision to grant possible pay rises to one group. He stated that you had to get the …

Key treatment step in Oz

Australians with advanced lung cancer and genetic high-cholesterol conditions will have cheaper access to potent medical treatments after their government announced the listing of two …

‘Beware’ chat

Parents, if you are going to let your children celebrate the American tradition of Halloween (thanks to all the retailers pushing this agenda), and can’t …

Congratulations Cr Fenn

Karen Fenn campaigned on bringing to council a new voice and vision, particularly in creating and supporting opportunities for youth, and on Friday you and …

Well done, enjoy retirement

Re: Honoured for his years in radio, October 31 story.Well done Fred for your years of service to Maori radio locally and nationally. During my …

Hoax detailed

I have donated a copy of Gregg Jarrett’s book, The Russia Hoax, to the library. Make sure that you are in the queue to read …

Very nice

I visited Gisborne recently and loved the new pavement and mural by the Plunket building — so tidy. Look forward to the kerbing and channel …

Poll

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    Do you support the call for a feasibility study into developing an "inland port" and sending the district's export logs to Napier Port by rail, to get log trucks out of the city and to repurpose the port and harbour area?