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Sharing the blame

I was flabbergasted to read M Murray-Benge’s statement in The Weekend Sun (November 30) that she and fellow councillors were eagerly awaiting the swift completion of the cycleway/walkway for the tourist industry. That statement clearly indicates...... Read More

Ceremony was ‘a privilege’

The hospitality shown to all who attended the Anglican Church apology ceremony was truly remarkable. Although biscuits and sausage rolls would have met expectations, it was more akin to a wedding banquet, with beautifully set tables and a fabulous meal...... Read More

It’s not the road that’s dangerous

I would like to take Roger Rabbit to task regarding a couple of points in his commentary on "Shite Highway 2". I am a professional driver on the roads 60 to 70 hours a week, so I see a lot of incidents. While this highway is indeed inefficient,...... Read More

“I”: A poem for Christmas

I must accept the reality that is me, I must present to the world my graces, And I must present my missing spaces. I must accept you, who act different to me, You must try to accept me, Even though I’m the strangest thing you ever did see We...... Read More

Tackling the big topics

Sharnae Hope’s article on abortion [Is it a women’s choice?, November 23] raises some important points. The social worker she quoted was correct that pre-abortion counselling should not be condensed into the same day as the abortion itself. Having...... Read More

Medical stance understandable

It came as no surprise to hear that Tauranga Hospital stopped offering abortions in part because surgical and medical staff were reluctant to perform the procedure [Is it a women’s choice?, November 23]. While women considering abortion are routinely...... Read More

Pointing the finger

Simon Bridges points his finger in the wrong direction when making accusations and claims about rent rises and calls KiwiBuild a mess. You can point your finger at yourself, Simon, as you were a main player in making it impossible for Kiwis to own their...... Read More

Loving our cycleways

Thank you for challenging my letter about cycleways. Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Tauranga City Council and the Transport Agency are developing the most iconic cycleway/walkway between Omokoroa and the city, and we are all impatient for it...... Read More

Bridge traffic is mission impossible

Recently we were marooned for two hours in a traffic jam on SH29, between Baypark and the Maungatapu Bridge, following a multiple-car accident. The true difficulty of the situation, which has happened before, soon became apparent. The side of the road...... Read More

Ghastly gob-full

Central Mount Phoenix (car) Park’s proposed new name, Te Papa o Nga Manu Porotakataka, is more than a mouthful - it is an incomprehensible, inappropriate, unpronounceable moniker dreamed up by Tauranga City Council staffers and reo-ites. Elected...... Read More