Thank you!

Last Friday afternoon my wife and I shopped at Pak N Save, Papamoa. Upon returning to our car in the carpark, it would not start. We are both in our eighties. A... Read More

The hoardings…

As I sat in the congested traffic this week, I noticed the election hoardings dotting the roadside. Noticeably, there is an absence of any signs from... Read More

The assets belong to us

My concern Western Bay of Plenty talks of amalgamation with Tauranga under this umbrella of central government interference. Can we, the ratepayers, not... Read More

Just realise it can’t be done!

I have a suggestion for the Minister of Local Government Nanaia Mahuta. Give up on the Three Waters debacle – an overwhelming number of New Zealanders... Read More

Poem on War

Are wars really won and at what cost? One side gains control but what about all the people lost. Both sides have lists of the slain And lists of people... Read More

Speed limits too high…

Let’s make speed limits safer. Nasty vehicles swerving to avoid noxious animals and putting driver, passengers, and other road users at risk is just... Read More

Out-of-control spending is not the answer!

As the pressure goes on supermarkets to control prices, and the media suggesting the rising cost of living is the fault of the supermarkets. No mention... Read More

More roads only blocks up more roads

National's Tauranga by-election candidate Sam Uffindell promises to prioritise investment in roads. Wouldn’t it be great if politicians could... Read More

What were we thinking?

How could we white supremacists of Tauranga have been so stupid? Every General Election for several years we elected a man of Maori descent - Simon Bridges... Read More


According to a recent media comment, Kiwi television and radio news reporter Jack Tame has shown a perception that borders on the metaphysical by finding... Read More

Beware of the political spin!

Don’t always believe what you see, was accurately portrayed by TVNZ’s ‘One News’, on Friday, May 13, with the last Tauranga Mayor... Read More

Tired of insulting remarks…

Re: ‘Council eyes diverse future’, page 4, (The Weekend Sun, May 13). In response to the Western Bay of Plenty District Council CEO’s... Read More

No-one’s job to tell us who to vote for!

Re: ‘Council eyes diverse future’, page 4, (The Weekend Sun, May 13). Western Bay of Plenty District Council chief executive John Holyoake... Read More

Deeply disrespectful?

Re: ‘Council eyes diverse future’, page 4, (The Weekend Sun, May 13). Included in this article the Western Bay of Plenty District Council... Read More

Generosity for Ukraine

I had a call from a lady from Omokoroa, who said she was interested in getting a T-shirt made especially to help the people of Ukraine. She said that she... Read More