Letter: Lucky to have Eagle

I just want to say that your article on the Police Eagle is great, well done!  We are very fortunate to have these choppers and machines operating 24/7 to prevent and stop criminal activity.  I live on Helvetia Road and we often hear the Eagle flying overhead. We were woken early hours one morning by the Eagle. It sounded like they […]

A precious gem in our community

I’ve been away from home for the past few weeks and have met some interesting people and enjoyed delicious home cooked meals.    But I haven’t been on a luxury cruise or sitting on a tropical island.  Instead, I have just spent about a month in Pukekohe Rehab Hospital recovering from a stroke.     Over the years I’ve driven past the hospital many […]

Letter: Finding Friends

So often we read the stories, without hearin much back once they’re done, however, after reading the article about Jim and Ena Broadhurst who will be celebrating 60 years of marriage this month, we were contacted by a cousin of Ena who had lost touch. A few emails and phone calls later and we hope it will be a happy reunion!

Letter: Illegal Rubbish Dumping

We heartily endorse the sentiments contained in the recent letter ‘Illegal Rubbish Dumping’.  My family members regularly drive from the top of the Awhitu Peninsula to Waiuku.  The amount of roadside rubbish we witness is horrifying, and whilst it increases in volume closer to Waiuku, there are multitudes of cans, bottles, cartons, plastic along every metre blighting our landscape right […]

Letter: Suicide in New Zealand

Once again the New Zealand Herald is highlighting the fact that this year’s suicide number remains the highest. I have reviewed New Zealand suicide literature and find that the rate has remained virtually unchanged for over 20 years. The New Zealand approach to suicide is quite interesting: 1.             First of all don’t talk about it, or publish cases reported to the […]

Letter: Retraction – Tuakau Toilets

In the article on Tuesday 14 August 2018, it was stated the toilets were located on land owned by Tuakau Vision Church Trust who did not want replacement toilets to be built on the property. This was mis-communicated and the trust have no issue with the toilets being located on that land. We apologise to Tuakau Vision Church Trust for any inconvenience this caused.

Letter: Illegal Rubbish Dumping

Since moving to Waiuku from the Awhitu District, I have taken to bike riding around the many roads surrounding the town and have been shocked at the amount of rubbish thrown from vehicles. Every time I ride I notice new refuse added to the already existing litter in the road water courses. This litter will, of course, in time (especially […]

Letter: Harrisville School speed zone

Why can’t they make a temporary limit past the school? They have done this in other areas! Name supplied

Tuakau Youth Hunt

I was extremely disappointed to read that the Tuakau Youth Hunt took place again this year. With all the animal cruelty cases currently highlighted in the media, I would have thought it was about time we reassessed what we are teaching our youth. Through interactions with animals we should be fostering and encouraging compassion and empathy in young people, rather […]

Letter: HNZ Houses some very very good neighbours some not so good

Some thoughts about your column re: HNZ houses. My husband and I are very aware of HNZ houses in a street. YES, you can get very, very good neighbours in HNZ homes, but there are always the ones who never mow their lawns, wreck the HNZ house they are in, and have no consideration for anyone else. They use their […]

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