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

Letter—Future operation and management of the Waiuku Town Hall

As you will have seen in last week’s Post Newspaper article “Hall goes from being Condemned to Community Resource”, the West Franklin Community Trust (WFCT) has managed to obtain the rights to “occupy and manage the Waiuku War Memorial Town Hall/Back Stage Theatre complex for the community.” One of the conditions of the licence is that interested residents/representatives/users from the […]

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 […]

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