Letters

Letter- Horrified

These words apply to what is happening to my beloved ocean and sands around ‘Aotearoa’ New Zealand. It won’t stop at one place, cleaned out of sands. Waiuku—if the sand-grabbing richies move off our coastline and peninsulas, ‘goodbye’ we’re made up of sandy soils. You can’t suck from beneath and expect to see no cracks appear on the surface of […]

Feedback: New World supermarket

Last week we asked for your feedback on the proposed New World for Paerata Road, Pukekohe. Here is what our readers had to say: Great news. We are in full support of a new world supermarket in Pukekohe. – K Spratt You wanted people to email their thoughts of the new “New World” that’s planned for Paerata-Pukekohe. I really don’t see […]

Letter: Prime Land

Congratulations on your article regarding housing on prime horticultural land. I would like to see a more considered plan for Auckland’s housing woes. My concern is that political embarrassment re housing will result in hasty decisions and houses will be prioritised over horticulture. I don’t have an alternative, sorry, but I applaud efforts to preserve our horticultural blessings. Perhaps it’s […]

Unsung heroes of society

In the last three months I have had a serious health problem, i.e. one amputation, and nearly passed away on two occasions. I am 80 years of age now and have had a good innings, blessed with three children and five grandchildren. While I was in hospital, there was plenty of time to think and notice what was going on […]

Housing on prime land

I absolutely abhor the supposed need to provide housing by building on prime land as is happening all too frequently now. Very soon we will be importing food from overseas at exorbitant prices. That is if we are able to do that with all the food shortages world wide. That leaves an even worrying thought—artificial foods. We are assailed with […]

Food for thought

The decision making of Auckland Council really has to be questioned; with permitting so much new housing development on fertile food production land around Pukekohe. Do those in charge not realise that the vegetables they buy in the supermarket have to be grown somewhere and not all soils are suitable for market gardens? I am also amazed at the scale […]

Letter- The truth will prevail

Following on from our front page story (25 July 2017) encouraging those to speak out about bullying and suicide, we have received a staggering amount of feedback from our readers. Here is just a what a few of you have had to say about a topic that clearly needs addressing in our community. I read with interest your article re: […]

Letter- Bullying and any other contentious issues

Following on from our front page story (25 July 2017) encouraging those to speak out about bullying and suicide, we have received a staggering amount of feedback from our readers. Here is just a what a few of you have had to say about a topic that clearly needs addressing in our community. I was sorry to read Steve Douglas’ […]

Letter- Good on you

Following on from our front page story (25 July 2017) encouraging those to speak out about bullying and suicide, we have received a staggering amount of feedback from our readers. Here is what a few of you have had to say about topics that clearly need addressing in our community. Good on you for your article on bullying. Who knows […]

Letter- Good on you guys!

Following on from our front page story (25 July 2017) encouraging those to speak out about bullying and suicide, we have received a staggering amount of feedback from our readers. Here is what a few of you have had to say about a topic that clearly need addressing in our community. Thank you for sticking your necks out and doing […]