Letters

Letter— Stop dumping on footpaths

May I make a plea to all those who live on the Hamilton Estate to STOP dropping litter on footpaths and street verges; STOP deliberately breaking glass bottles in the same places, STOP littering in the walk throughs—one between Rata Street/Hamilton Drive, the other between Matai Street/Hamilton Drive. STOP deliberately dropping litter on the Hamilton Drive sports field. Take your […]

Letter— Pukekohe Main Street Parking

It’s pretty impossible to find main street parking at any time of day now, and people often swoop across traffic to steal a park on the “other side”. But if you only want to post a letter, it’s worth a quick look in case the ten minute parking outside the postbox is free. At midday Wednesday, a black Mazda stopped […]

Letter: Plastic waste at transfer stations

I have received a response similar to the one you had from Auckland Council. It said that the Transfer Stations are privately owned but failed to explain why the signs as you enter one of these stations clearly say “AUCKLAND COUNCIL”. It went on to say that Council had a policy to advocate for “Product Stewardship which would include a […]

Letter: Plastic Waste

Transfer stations will no longer accept plastic containers over four litres capacity. We are told to cut them into smaller sizes (!) or crush and send to landfill in orange bags (Auckland wide, probably 250 bags per week). I submitted an online request to Auckland Council on January 8 and received an instant (computer generated) response stating that I would […]

Letter: Alcohol vs Tobacco

My husband and I have just read Steve Douglas’ front page article… and I just wanted to say it is so good to see this in hard print. I have written to him with a bit of my story… but just wanted to say to you all..thanks, hopefully there will be some talk and some action as a result of […]

Letter: Pukekohe Show

Thank you for your comments regarding negative social media. It brings to mind, if you can’t find something positive to say about volunteer efforts, maybe it would be better to keep negative ones to oneself. I’m sure there would be spaces to fill on the organising committee next year, for the critics. I didn’t attend the show personally. But one […]

Letter: The Cause of Road Accidents is not speed alone

Unlike your correspondent last week, I do not believe that speed is the cause of accidents. Speed adds to the consequences of an accident but I would be very surprised if it is the root cause. In my personal view the real causes are more often a combination of poor driving skills, poor judgment calls by drivers, lack of awareness […]

Letter—Road accidents

Every time a senior police officer is shown on TV following a car accident he/she is bound to claim that excessive speed was a contributory factor. I am not surprised about this, the respect of speed limits was removed in many drivers eyes when the authorities opened up two stretches of NZ roads to 110kph, and as a result the […]

Waiuku Water

Amy (ref Post 06 Feb) check your inlet water washing machine hose at the tap on the wall, I have to clear mine of a build up of salts from the filter about every two months. I have had three plumber call outs in eight years to a) replace two taps in the house, and b) on one visit to […]

Letters: Improvements possible

I am pleased to read that changes and improvements are possible for the busy intersection at East Street / Stadium Drive. I have twice nearly been hit by vehicles failing to give way coming down the hill on East Street, while driving south along Stadium Drive. A roundabout is very much needed at this intersection to slow traffic down. I […]


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