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Jan 18, 2020

Thank God for common sense

“Bad news. I'm afraid the IPCC — the International Panel on Climate Change — has issued its latest report. It's 2600 pages long and spans 32 volumes. But I can ...

Jan 18, 2020

Not enough action

I was disappointed that nearly half of the respondents to your online poll consider Gisborne District Council is doing enough or too much with regard to climate...

Jan 18, 2020

The need for more houses

Gisborne District Council has many items in its in-tray as the new year gets under way, with one in particular rising steadily up its community's priority list ...

Jan 17, 2020

It should be talking about us . . .

A report in yesterday's Gisborne Herald of a deal between the Government and the Wairarapa regional authority to help finance the investigatory stages of new wa...

Jan 17, 2020

More equitable and more sustainable

While recommendations from the NZ Health and Disability System Review are not due until March, the introduction to an interim report outlined where significant ...

Jan 16, 2020

Tairawhiti 2020 — a new vision

What is becoming increasingly clear is that the world is looking for leadership while looking at those in roles of leadership. The danger of being a transparent...

Jan 16, 2020

Rail resilience vital, my estimate $200m

Re: ‘Reinstate rail line', December 18 story. Berl research director Dr Ganesh Nana reports the Gisborne to Wairoa rail link could and should be reopened at a...

Jan 16, 2020

Truce in trade war may hit NZ exports

The fact China and the United States have signed an agreement to ease their trade war, which has weighed on the global economy and caused a great deal of market...

Jan 15, 2020

Ageism: Can we turn the tide?

Ageing is the lifelong process of getting older, and the number of older adults is increasing faster than ever. Ageing itself is not a disease, yet Western soc...

Jan 15, 2020

A reality check

In her introduction to the interim NZ Health and Disability System Review published in September, chair Heather Simpson notes that almost 8.5 percent of the cou...