Letters
The Dark Horse rises — opening knight
Thu, Aug 21, 14
It’s Premiere Night . . .
Fountain, graffiti eyesores
Thu, Aug 21, 14
The fountain at Kelvin Park is an eyesore. It has limited appeal when it is spouting water, let alone while it is inactive most of the year — why do . . .
Losing Footloose shows weak state of economy
Thu, Aug 21, 14
What better indication is there of Gisborne’s failure to thrive under the “rock star economy” than the recent advertising of the Footloose shoe shop . . .
Local MP fed whale too
Thu, Aug 21, 14
So even our local MP Anne Tolley is involved in the National Government’s black-ops smear campaigning via Cameron Slater of Whale Oil Beef Hooked . . .
River overflows third world
Thu, Aug 21, 14
Re: Warning signs need to be ‘where people fish or swim’ . . .
Militarised police escalate violence
Thu, Aug 21, 14
Re: No plans to cut number of police officers here, August 12 story . . .
Jon’s leader sick, deluded
Thu, Aug 21, 14
Re: More reason to vote . . . August 19 letter . . .
Odd that MPs lock us into corporate finance
Wed, Aug 20, 14|1 comment
Credit cards have been in focus lately. Locally, Winston Peters flourished one of his cards at a recent public meeting, condemning the high interest . . .
Govt borrowing at low rates is likely to do so excessively
Wed, Aug 20, 14|1 comment
Thank you for your email of July 17, 2014 forwarding the correspondence from Mrs H.M. Smith where she suggested that the Reserve Bank should lend . . .
Can Cunliffe create the NZ you want?
Wed, Aug 20, 14|2 comments
Re: NZ undemocratic under John Key, August 19 letter . . .
WorkSafe should lead
Wed, Aug 20, 14|1 comment
Re: Differing views on forest safety, August 18 story . . .
Sad loss for Tolaga Bay
Wed, Aug 20, 14
Re: Tolaga Bay gas station closed, August 16 story . . .
And the rest?
Wed, Aug 20, 14|1 comment
Re: A share of the oil pie, August 15 story . . .
Return body
Wed, Aug 20, 14
Re: Return him, August 18 letter . . .
Welcome back ‘big boy’
Wed, Aug 20, 14
It was great to see Craig Bauld featuring again on Monday’s opinion page — most of us missed your weekly entertainment Craig. Trust you are back to . . .
More reason to vote . . .
Tue, Aug 19, 14|3 comments
Re: Slater of the East Coast . . . Aug 18 letter . . .
NZ undemocratic under John Key
Tue, Aug 19, 14|1 comment
Re: Let’s not drop standards in name of democracy, August 15 letter . . .
Prejudiced in perpetuity
Tue, Aug 19, 14
Your editorial of Thursday August 7, 2014 (Land register the best way to limit politicking that fans prejudices) was a statement of surprise for me . . .
Royalties plus rail for regional development
Tue, Aug 19, 14|1 comment
Re: Parties declare views on (sharing mining) royalties (with regions), August 16 . . .
Main street madness . . .
Tue, Aug 19, 14|1 comment
I am so disgusted at Gisborne District Council’s decision to allow the sale of synthetic or legal highs, or even thinking about it being sold, in the . . .
Not Littlejohn
Tue, Aug 19, 14
Re: Don’t expect any changes, August 18 letter . . .
Inspirational
Tue, Aug 19, 14
Sass Mahuika, people like you are few but give inspiration to many. You are a taonga within our people. Train mean, eat clean and live the dream. Kia . . .
Champions
Tue, Aug 19, 14
Re: ‘Agents for change’, August 13 story . . .
Genesis tribute show had sound track for trilogy . . .
Mon, Aug 18, 14
August 15 marked the third anniversary since chess maestro Gen the man passed away. I listened to the wonderful tribute show hosted by The Wizz on . . .
Return him
Mon, Aug 18, 14|1 comment
Re: Body Snatchers — Sunday programme . . .
Don’t expect any changes
Mon, Aug 18, 14|2 comments
With the general election just around the corner and all the huffing and puffing of candidates, I am reminded of one of my favourite quotations. It . . .
Slater of the East Coast . . .
Mon, Aug 18, 14|1 comment
Re: Let’s not drop standards in name of democracy, August 15 letter . . .
Pot calling kettle black
Mon, Aug 18, 14
Re: Sneaky actions unbecoming of a Minister or adviser to PM, August 15 editorial . . .
Help to value your vote . . .
Sat, Aug 16, 14
Re: Statement in the Corrections on page 4, Aug 13 . . .
Fright for young driver outside school
Sat, Aug 16, 14
On Tuesday my son (currently on a learner’s licence) was driving on Ormond Road just by Mangapapa School at 3.15pm. We were discussing the fact he . . .
Simple way to develop economy
Sat, Aug 16, 14
Re: ECT and poverty relief, August 14 letter . . .
Wright’s report says it all
Sat, Aug 16, 14
Re: Greatest fracking risk is significant extension of our reliance on oil, August 14 . . .
Thanks from Josh’s mum
Sat, Aug 16, 14|1 comment
I wish to say thank you to many people, some who I don’t know personally, so I thought writing a letter to the editor would be appropriate . . .
Ban highs, let them sue
Fri, Aug 15, 14
Sometimes I wonder why we have a District Council — surely they must have some say in what can and cannot be sold within its boundaries? . . .
Dirty politics — as usual?
Fri, Aug 15, 14
In reaction to Nicky Hager’s new book, Dirty Politics, Stephen Joyce was quoted as saying there was nothing in the book that the National Party was . . .
Let’s not drop standards in name of democracy
Fri, Aug 15, 14|1 comment
I am not sure if I missed the point of the replies or the writers missed my point, maybe I didn’t articulate it well enough. I am one of the greatest . . .
Not a good look for city
Fri, Aug 15, 14|1 comment
Re: Anger at legal high city outlet decision, Aug 13 story . . .
Good on you Haggis
Thu, Aug 14, 14
Re: To what end? August 8 comments on Exploration well heading deeper, August 6 story . . .
Sitting on a fracking fortune?!
Thu, Aug 14, 14|1 comment
I had a revelation on Sunday. Not a full-blown one where the skies open and the Heavenly Host descends in chariots of fire. But I’d like to share it . . .
Local blues music and concerts need backers
Thu, Aug 14, 14
Re: In praise of the people who put on events for us all to enjoy, August 9 editorial . . .
ECT and poverty relief
Thu, Aug 14, 14
Given the Eastland Community Trust honey pot must in time be emptied out, should not those who are contributing to it via their electricity accounts . . .
Top tax rate relatively low, but still dodged
Thu, Aug 14, 14
Re: Take and give, August 12 letter . . .
Flying solo
Thu, Aug 14, 14
Re: Airline economics impact here, August 12 column . . .
Milking us?
Thu, Aug 14, 14
When is milk coming down in price for consumers? . . .
Way to go GGHS
Thu, Aug 14, 14
Re: GGHS the best songwriters, August 12 . . .
Fixed it for you Murray
Wed, Aug 13, 14
A New Zealander with an ordinary name returns to a country that gives him all he can afford to buy, he then buys into a right wing political party . . .
Youth re-engaging in politics very welcome
Wed, Aug 13, 14
Such a disappointment when a respected member of local society, a figure many might have wished to emulate, reveals his true, unedifying beliefs. Has . . .
Dotcom needs to be extradited
Wed, Aug 13, 14
Re: Let’s register our total abhorrence of Dotcom, August 11 letter . . .
Assange, Snowden
Wed, Aug 13, 14
Re: Let’s register our total abhorrence of Dotcom, Aug 11 . . .
Free to express himself
Wed, Aug 13, 14|1 comment
Re: Let’s register our total abhorrence of Dotcom, August 11 letter . . .