Letters to the Editor

The Weekend Sun welcomes letters and photographs from readers. Preference will be given to letters that are short (200 words maximum), supplied with the writer’s full name and contact details. Photographs are best in high resolution and jpg format. Email: letters@thesun.co.nz

Tight fit

Just prior to Christmas my sister in law had a stroke affecting her left hand side and was admitted to Tauranga Public Hospital but is now under 24/7 care... Read More


I see that Simon Bridges has decided that he does not want a partnership with NZ First, or in particular Winston Peters, because he says can’t be... Read More

Offending letter

I found the letter by L Askin (The Weekend Sun, February 7) sad, deeply disturbing, and contrary to the objective of trying to build relationships between... Read More

Understand the science

J Fairburn and N Harvey (Weekend Sun, February 7), are repeating their old conviction that climate change is a hoax by ‘lefties’, ‘greenies’,... Read More

Speed restrictions

Anyone who has travelled by car from Katikati to Bethlehem since mid-January, will have been stuck in queues either side of the Wairoa River bridge, because... Read More

It’s NZ law

B Johnson (The Weekend Sun February 14) does not make sense when he writes that a Government Maori partnership, based on the Treaty of Waitangi, is impossible... Read More

Understanding the challenge

Everyone around New Zealand will be sickened and horrified at the brutal and vicious attacks on a five-year-old Rotorua child and a four-year-old Flaxmere... Read More

Courteous truck drivers

A big thank you to the courteous truck drivers coming down over the Kaimais who allow traffic to enter and exit the Cambridge Road junction. Ouida Rice,... Read More

Unnecessary cost

Details from the Tauranga City Council’s website, (and reported on Sunlive; ‘Council seeking leadership expert for committee’, January... Read More

Vice regal duties

The Governor General, Dame Patsy Reddy, in her Waitangi Day Speech, has suggested changing the national anthem to include both partners of the Treaty. In... Read More

Tauranga Northern Link

With reference to Angie Warren-Clark’s column (The Weekend Sun, February 7, page 20) Overdue Infrastructure’ what a laugh!!! As much as I... Read More

Peters First

Clayton Mitchell advising Simon Bridges is rather amusing. Winston First has too many Clayton MPs. That, of course, is the way he likes it. They perhaps... Read More

Welcome Bay lane

It’s good to see feedback from Vicki Coe on this farcical exercise by Council’s safety and sustainability manager. A complaint by one cyclist... Read More

Protest forced decision-making

It has been acknowledged that Fletchers are the legitimate owners of Ihumatao having legally purchased the property and now finding themselves in a position... Read More

Correcting facts

To L Askin (The Weekend Sun, February 7, page 31) who (rightly) asserts Buddy Mikaere’s bias (Mission Street 7/2/20), I say – check your own... Read More