Letters

Plan to raise power prices canned

It is my habit to bore folk, not just in these columns, about the price of electricity.Most readers regard the cost as something we all …

Get on with toilets upgrade

And yet a further letter of disgust re our Peel Street toilets (June 15). How many complaints does it take to “awaken” those responsible for …

No lift for judge

A postscript to my earlier letter, May 12, regarding there being no lift in the Gisborne War Memorial Theatre. A subsequent article in The Gisborne …

Far from a record

Contrary to your story on page four of Tuesday’s paper, Gisborne did not have a record rainfall for May.A check of the Niwa National Climate …

Endeavour models are city icons, repair them

While I was half-watching TV on Sunday, the picture cut momentarily to a scene featuring a large brown trout on a pole; I immediately thought …

Eye on amalgamation acrimony

The editor asks (editorial, June 20, 2017) why the amalgamation of tourism and economic development became so acrimonious. Alongside, he prints letters by John Woods …

Card helpful for locals with accents

Re: Museum entry to be free for locals.I would be treated as a visitor to the region as my accent kind of gives away the …

Ugly white line seems patronising

I have just returned from 10 days in the South Island. On driving home to Wainui I noticed that the walkway has been painted with …

Oracle shows its colours

I find it a little difficult to comprehend Oracle gaining a point in their defence of the America’s Cup by winning the challenger series (especially …

Yes, MMP flouted

Like Clive Bibby (June 8 letter) I am disappointed that “very little has changed in the way government policy is developed and delivered since MMP …

Technology museum an amazing resource

Yesterday we went to the East Coast Museum of Technology in Makaraka with Cornerstone Preschool children and whanau. We followed Matua Graham around and he …

Todd Barclay needs to go

With less than 100 days until the General Election, voter attention turns to the various candidates across the political spectrum who are vying for legislative …

Prediction AT ‘scheme’ will fail - and be costly

To say the “new tourism service delivery structure will cost ratepayers less” (June 16 editorial) is entirely a matter of opinion, and you are perfectly …

Researching Dr Henry Hulme

Can you help me? I am conducting research into Dr Henry Rainsford Hulme (1908-1991) who was the first full-time rector at Canterbury University College, now …

Where’s the accountability?

Re: The “Fat Cat Salary Brigade”. Let’s create a self-serving quasi council group called AT with a CEO and two managers, and support staff, and …

Mall looks disgusting

Re: Concerns about Kaiti Mall and the June 13 letter by “Upset Coastie”. Dear Meng Foon Last Monday we went to the Kaiti Mall. I …

Major error to terminate Tourism Eastland

“The future depends on what we do in the present” — Mahatma Ghandi. I am astounded the council did not amalgamate Tourism Eastland’s expertise with …

Drivers, stop looking at your phones!

As I have been driving around Gisborne during the day, particularly at school drop-off times, I have been noticing the number of drivers who are …

Present compared to glimpse of future

I read with interest “Glimpse of the future” in The Gisborne Herald on Wednesday, June 14.The following morning I went for a walk to look …

Advise on graduate success

Re: Urgent need for forestry graduates.Thanks for the first reply from EIT, Turanga Ararau and Eastland Wood Council. You ask for my ideas on addressing …

Playing with voters . . .

Twice now the Tories in Great Britain have played the electoral system for their own selfish party reasons and twice landed the British people in …

A retired nurse's personal health story

I am an elderly retired NZRN/MN, NZ DipN (SANZ) with other post-registration nursing and university qualifications. In August 1958, so as to continue my education …

An incident?

Re: Meningitis missed, May 25 story.The stress and sadness that the Pere whanau are experiencing goes without saying. I trust Mr Green that at least …

How many students?

To Jan Mogford, when asked a direct question (how many students who sat logging courses from January to December 2016 are now employed in forestry?) …

Clean more

I visit your beautiful city every six weeks. Two years ago I wrote to your paper regarding the toilets just off your main street, the …

Nationals a hit thanks to great community spirit

On behalf of the Poverty Bay Dog Trial Centre, I thank our local and national sponsors for your tremendous support of our championships at Pouawa. …

Ban the Boom, Boom!

Re: Uncontrolled fireworks. I have put in several letters before on this matter — at last others are starting to care too. We have an …

Vote carefully and tactically

Re: Single issue voting.With the general election not far off, voters have a choice: Vote for the party you normally support, decide at the last …

Cooler than usual since May

Contrary to your story on page four on Monday, Gisborne has already had a number of frosts this winter.Niwa’s National Climate Database shows the coldest …

No news of ‘damage’

In reply to John Fricker, S. Williams and Ed Cody, (June 9 letters), the proof/evidence that vaccination damages children I was asking for is here …

Working closely with industry to promote careers, train staff

The two-page spread referred to was to promote degree programmes following the EIT graduation. Forestry programmes are being promoted in the next EIT Korero magazine.Both …

For and against closure

Re: Call to make Kaiti Mall a ‘school-friendly’ area, June 9 story. Close them all down I say!!! There is no need for liquor to …

Urgent need for forestry graduates

It was interesting seeing EIT’s two-page spread recently showing all the training they had achieved, with no mention of any forestry course. We need another …

Tough ride

You have to feel for Dean Barker. Thrown the bouquet in Auckland in 2000, he has remained ever the bridesmaid since then. First, the loss …

Regional activation or irrelevance?

As a mere member of the public I find it difficult to accept the editor’s view of Activate Tairawhiti’s performance (editorial, Saturday June 10). He …

Corbyn support a concern

It will be interesting to see the repercussions of the recent UK general election. It looks likely the Conservatives will form a coalition with the …

EQC levy supports Kiwis

EQC plays a vital role in supporting New Zealand householders when a natural disaster strikes such as the 2007 Gisborne earthquake for which EQC paid …

Act now on failing city infrastructure

What a coincidence that the water main in Mangapapa has burst again in early winter at the same place, cutting residents off from essential water …

Friendship?

Almost a year ago vandals damaged the lantern on the island in the Botanical Gardens’ pond. To this day it remains lying where it was …

Generation of oxymorons

Have we raised a generation of oxymorons? The warning signs were there when they started to look for sustainable clean energy when we’ve been using …