Waiting for MIQ

I would have hoped by now the government would understand that the only way New Zealand will be able to manage Covid-19/Delta is through vaccinating, taking... Read More

Mask exemption

[In response to The Weekend Sun page 3 story, titled ‘Call to stop mask exempt bullying’ on September 17]. I, too, am unable to wear a mask... Read More

Te reo week

It seems this last week of te reo has been enjoyed by a lot of people. So it is a shame to read and hear that in the past, the Māori language was not... Read More

Cheap as chips

Asphalt or chip seal. We had asphalt and now have chip. It is noisy, spreads across grass verges we mow with a mulching mower, goes on footpaths,... Read More

A smidge of common sense

It’s just been confirmed. One should never use the words ‘common sense’ and Tauranga City Council in the same sentence. Having not collected... Read More

In the words of MLK…

Martin Luther King once said: “Our lives begin to end the day we stay silent about things that matter.”  And what the government proposes... Read More

Chip vs asphalt

There has been a lot of debate over chip seal and asphalt, but I haven’t seen any explanation why they must use a 10mm aggregate as the chip. Back... Read More


Two opposing orchestras, Playing two different tunes, Both bullied along by two opposing conductors, Both trying to tell the world their tune is best.   Ideas... Read More

I’m tired boss...

“I'm tired, boss. Tired of being on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. I’m tired of never having a buddy to be with, to tell me... Read More


Commissioner Selwood extolled the virtues of TCC’s rubbish collection system (The Weekend Sun, August 13), but chose not to discuss whether this... Read More

Rude locals

So, as Tauranga citizens we are all sadly aware of bad drivers, speedsters and tail gaters - the ones who haven’t worked out the indicator yet, the... Read More

Fake Meats

The Greens are promoting Fake Meats, With claims that our cattle make heat. But fake meat was not liked And meat prices were hiked, So the Greens promptly... Read More

Last chance to have our say

As a resident living near Omanawa Falls, my main concern has always been the number of serious incidents and risk to the lives of emergency crews. Reducing... Read More

A big thank you!

Big thanks to the team at Tauranga City Council. After I raised concerns about the upkeep of Pyes Pā Cemetery, the team acted quickly and the cemetery... Read More

Thank you for your care

This is to say thanks to all in the Accident and Emergency and Acute Admissions Unit at Tauranga Hospital for the kind care and attention they gave me... Read More