Letters

Danger sensed at home

A terrifying ordeal indeed! I had a weird feeling on Saturday afternoon. It felt like strong telepathic messages coming towards me. Something strange, I was …

Pell’s conviction a travesty

The decision of the Victorian Supreme Court to disallow the appeal of Cardinal George Pell is disappointing, as his conviction was a travesty of justice. …

So, where is the justice?

Re: Explicit details of sex life exposed in trial, August 15 story. What is wrong with our justice system? A man attempts to rape a …

Who is responsible for 5G consequences?

There seems to be a mad rush to install the latest 5G EMF technology around our country. I am wondering who has done the investigations …

Disappointed at approach to barging proposal

We as a group of whanau from Te Araroa are wanting to respond to the article on a barging proposal in The Herald on June …

Which anchor industries for rail?

Re: Committed to rail, August 15 story. Reinstating the rail link to Gisborne would be a great thing, but a dose of reality would be …

An exciting development

Re the public presentation last night launching the Matai Medical Research Institute. What an exciting development for Tairawhiti! Congratulations to Dr Samantha Holdsworth, a local …

Matai institute launch inspirational

What a buzz it was to be at the Matai Medical Research Institute community event last night. In our newly-refurbished Lawson Field Theatre I could …

Homeless need a home

It is very sad to see these homeless people in Gisborne City.Surely it would be an easy fix if the GDC or some other well-meaning …

Objectors are out of line

Re: Manu Caddie’s reply to the letter of August 10, Translation of possession.The following is confirmed by the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975: “Her Majesty …

Time for rail investment

I am disappointed no progress has been made with the reopening of the Gisborne railway. The road between Gisborne and Napier continues to deteriorate with …

Tried to redeem itself

Re: Indictment on Church, August 13 letter.Manu, your commentary and the Herald editorial on the Rev Thomas Grace are complementary in highlighting one man’s struggle …

Litter management issues

The front page article on Saturday, August 10th highlights the plastic washed up on Kaiti Beach. Although councillor Foster makes very good points I feel …

A new mayor required

To end further misinformation about the recent mayoral appointment, we would like to emphatically state Rehette Stoltz will be the mayor, not the acting mayor. …

Cancer expert needed here

Our country has the second highest cancer rate in the world, after Australia. Pharmac, which has complete control over funding of medicinal drugs, seems to …

Where is our ECT return?

Just a thought for all to ponder, more so those standing for the local council and the trustees of Eastland Community Trust. It has been …

Support overwhelming

Tena koutou Thanks to all the people from all over the Tairawhiti and New Zealand who have offered kind words, generosity of help and support …

Investment climate set up for forestry buyers

Government Ministers may like to deny it but farm sales are rocketing and many of them are going into forestry, either commercial or permanent forest …

Welcome, Mayor Stoltz

Is Rehette Stoltz a Mayor or an acting Mayor? She is Mayor. The law says that if there is a vacancy in the office of …

Good tackling practice . . .

The present All Blacks appear to enjoy tackling the opposition rather than scoring tries. In the past few games the amount of ball lost in …

Eye on DHB/GDC finances

It was very interesting reading about the deficit of the Tairawhiti hospital board. Two of its members are also councillors who are running for Mayor. …

Translation of ‘possession’

Wally Te Ua (August 8 letter) presents a very dubious argument when he chooses to base it on “Tino rangatiratanga (Maori self-determination)”, which is a …

New bus service wonderful

Recently the council has made changes to the “Gizzy Bus Timetable” to include a new service along Potae Avenue to Beetham and Ryman retirement villages. …

Welcoming, fun event

Atmosphere plus! I want to congratulate Andy Searle and the team who ran last weekend’s home show. Andy’s relaxed yet efficient nature set the foundation …

Same result

Now I understand why Jacinda Ardern has so far failed to keep her promise to repair the railway line between Gisborne and Wairoa. The other …

Acting Mayor versus being actual Mayor

A small but important point to note, with local body elections coming up. While the council may have chosen Deputy Mayor Rehette Stolz to fill …

The ultimate right

Re: None of your business, August 8 letter. I was very impressed with Lara’s letter to the editor. The person carrying the baby deserves to …

Govt wants to ban Kiwi pastime of whitebaiting

The popular pastime of whitebaiting on the East Coast is at risk of being banned if the Minister of Conservation gets her way.National are concerned …

More than lip service . . .

I was advised that six out of the 11 DHB board members are Maori (my bad), which means that the shocking statistics for Maori health …

Desire is there to meet challenges

In my “Hard truths are hitting home” column last Thursday I expressed pleasure in the trend of your online climate emergency poll. On Saturday your …

Hogging power and the goodies that go with it

Re: Try a little kindness . . . August 5 letter. Tena koe Wally, I read your reasoned arguments appealing to the other 50 percent …

Lethal attack on the family

The Government abortion bill is an unprecedented attack on women and their precious unborn disguised as healthcare. Pregnancy is not a disease and abortion is …

Lending weight to reform

I read Wally Te Ua’s recent letter regarding indigenous representation on local bodies, etc. This resonated with me, as I find myself part of a …

Try a little kindness . . .

Re: Diversity best advanced naturally, August 3 column. The writer uses language expressing his fear and concern about race-based selection but shamefully forgets that race-based …

Add a scheme for solar

Mr Moreton, thank you for your challenge to the mayoral candidates. I agree.And how about adding “set up a scheme for household-level electricity production” (solar) …

Playing into Trump’s hands

I can’t wait for the 2020 US general election, it’s going to be a doozy, with Trump winning his second term. If you thought Hillary …

What about staff side?

I was in a lonely space . . .This was the headline greeting readers on July 30th. Whilst I have sympathy for the people who …

Events can be springboard for all of us to grow closer

Edwina Ashwell spoke at the August meeting of U.3.A. and it was good to hear her speak of the events on the 5th and the …

Underlying all of this . . .

Re: LGNZ Tupapa award etc, July 31 column.Once again this writer challenges the decision of yet another legally-appointed entity (in this instance Local Government NZ …

Extremely insensitive

I am very disappointed that The Gisborne Herald saw fit to publish a full front-page article about the coroner’s report on Carla Neems. For a …

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