Letters

Gunned at by beach racers

Re: Fined, banned for beach antics.This court article has inspired me to write about a horrible incident we had on Saturday afternoon two weeks ago …

No lifeline for seven staff

Re: Seven council jobs up in the air, May 22 story.Perhaps Gisborne District Council’s lifelines director should review his designation and revert back to the …

Show number

Could landlords and landowners in Kaiti and Elgin make sure that their letterboxes clearly show the house’s street number? It seems to be a trend …

‘No’ to support for US military

We just read Manu Caddie’s column in Tuesday’s Herald and feel that there needs to be a swelling of support for the intention that the …

Our month of fasting

Ramadan is the holy month in the Islamic religion (the second biggest religion on Earth after Christianity). In Ramadan healthy Muslims from the age of …

Back by poplar demand

The One Billion Trees programme is a good idea, however a fodder tree like willow or poplar would do the same job as pine but …

Let’s bowl Peel St dunny

It is unbelievable that the council is still jawing about the Peel Street dunny. As a contractor about 30-odd years ago, along with a work …

Invest in your community

Reducing plastic use has turned into a must amongst us but, while we like to show our commitment to this cause, people don’t seem to …

Forever grateful for care

The family of the late, venerable Wiremu Mangai Kaa would like to sincerely thank Te Hauora o Ngati Porou, St John Ambulance in Tikitiki and …

Advocacy needed on recreational cannabis

From the interviews with mayoral candidates in Thursday’s Gisborne Herald it appears that all three candidates have thought about the recreational cannabis referendum. However, based …

Help after accident appreciated

Nga mihi o nga whanau koutou katoa This is a hearfelt thanks to the police officer and everyone else who stopped to check on our …

Clear path for true Brexit

The party is over for Theresa May, Britain’s Prime Minister. She has agreed that she will try once more, in early June, to roll her …

CCS a wonderful service

It is with great sadness that my wife and I received a letter telling us of a change in our home care provider, which has …

Let’s move to the right side of history

Jacinda Ardern recently stated in one of her summit speeches: “There’s nothing to fear about your individual political status. Actually, this is about being on …

Awesome work acknowleged

Re: the Tolaga Bay Transfer Station/rubbish dump.I would like to acknowledge the awesome work Tamai Gray and his team do to make sure our transfer …

Stroke support that’s local

Regarding your May 4 story about the Stroke Foundation NZ blood pressure check van, I would just like to clarify that there is a local …

Road closure off schedule

I am not amused with communication from Gisborne District Council over the Gladstone Road upgrade. In the Gisborne Herald block we were told the road …

Ballooning cost a concern

Re: Sculpture spend queried, May 15.According to the information supplied by the council, $225,000 has been spent to date with a minimum $50,000 still expected …

Seeing red . . .

The red devils (cows) that are supposed to be grazing on Kiwinui Station have found themselves a new home in private paddocks on Whakaangiangi Road. …

Rail on way, as for those toilets . . .

Re: Get in behind your railway, April 26 letter. Haha Phil, don’t worry yourself, Winnie has it covered. He promised last election, so what he …

Such a shame no New World planned

Re: No New World planned here, April 13 story. New World is a fabulous supermarket and we are in desperate need of another supermarket here …

Meetings play very well done

We were fortunate to attend last night the Combined Primary Schools production of Captain Cook’s arrival in Tairawhiti 250 years ago. It was promoted by …

Let’s overcome ‘them and us’ syndrome

Another round of strong opinions are being expressed in The Herald regarding the upcoming event planned to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Lieutenant James Cook’s …

Sculpture spend queried

Recently The Gisborne Herald had an article/photo regarding the Hawaiki Turanga sculpture. In this article it was stated that “The Gisborne Herald reported in 2013 …

Event has become divisive, yes to boycott

I too support a boycott of the Tuia 250 Sestercentennial event — but for very different reasons to those of various indigenous “activists”.From what was …

Uawa encounter worthy of celebration

The furore that has surrounded Tina Ngata’s provocative statements in New York is not all bad. I am pleased that a number of central and …

Bring us all into picture

In a statement attributed to the council’s chief executive, she says “We have a whole range of plans in place to be used in the …

Use of recycled water becoming normal

In response to opinion pieces from Clive Bibby and Frank Murphy, I wish to qualify a few comments/assumptions made since the release of the chamber’s …

House trashed by tenants

No wonder there are so many people looking for housing in Gisborne, when some tenants treat their rental home as a battlefield.Not long ago I …

Others drug-test drivers

Re: Drug use preceded road smash that killed seven, inquest hears — May 11 story.Get off your hands Government and Police Commissioner Mike Bush. If …

What has changed with stock control situation?

Re: New bylaw needed to control stock on highways, May 10 story.Back in the day, from about 2000 to my retirement in 2012, all stock …

Australia can have ‘Taxcinda’

Apparently there was a poll in Australia for their most trusted politician, and Jacinda Ardern came out on top. Now we all know how Australia …

Don’t pollute our food

Re: Decided in field of public opinion, May 9 column. While I don’t always agree with everything Clive Bibby writes, in my opinion he is …

Other shooting incidents

Regarding the Kaiti shooting incident, I am frustrated. We have had two shootings in rural Patutahi — one in 2016 when a couple in a …

Love always

Re: Mum to many, May 8 2016 story. Love you always Nan. Not only do you look after all of them, plus the rest of …

Bridge a pleasure to ride on

As a daily user of the new extension of the Gladstone Road Bridge, I say well done to all involved. It looks great and is …

On Uber riding into town . . .

Re: Uber anyone? May 6. Kevin, was there an event in Gisborne which meant all taxis were busy, or just a lack of taxis on …

Wastewater, waste of time

Another meeting and report on what has been known for a long time — that 90 percent of infiltration is coming from private properties and …

Very few take it seriously

Re: In Bible too, May 9 letter. Two points, Lara. While the Old Testament is far more bloodthirsty than the Koran, nobody takes it seriously …

Thanks for returning wallet

To the kind soul who found my wallet in the Bunnings carpark and returned it to Aberdeen Road. A big thank you for your honesty …

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