Letters to the Editor

Letters are one of the most important parts of the paper because this is where the community has a chance to have its say. All letters to the editor received will generally be published, provided they are not defamatory or are covering exactly the same ground by the same writer.

Non du plumes are acceptable, but the name, address and contact details must be provided to the editor.

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Keep your word, refund elderly

Tuesday September 23, 2014

 Dear Editor,
Mark Brown should keep his word and refund the elderly papa’s and mama’s whose bank accounts he as Minister of Finance raided instead of putting his foot in his mouth with his flimsy comments on petitions.

Dear Editor,
The spiralling unbudgeted post election expenses which has gone viral and out of control is a disaster for the country and the Government in particular who, after being reduced to a care-taker status with limited authority to operate efficiently, is just inching along, so to speak on two flat tyres.

Dear Editor,
I write with a personal sense of sadness and frustration on the on-going deaths of young people on the roads whose lives could have been saved.

Dear Editor,
I write in response to Mark Browns open letter to the Editor on Saturday 20 September 2014.

The tax issue facing the CIP would not have been so emotional if they had taken a very measured and emphatic approach to its introduction.

Dear Editor,
Following your recent publication of a photo of coastal protection units (CPU's) mistakenly identified as rock revetments,here are photos of REAL rock revetments.

Muchas Gracias to local police force

Thursday September 25, 2014

Dear Editor,
In the 21 months we have been living here we can’t help but notice a lot of criticism aimed at the local police force.

Why is there a back tax?

Friday September 26, 2014

Dear Editor,
We all know there is a back tax of two years’ worth, for those receiving the NZ pension but has anyone asked the obvious question....

Meitaki maata dog control officer

Tuesday September 30, 2014

Dear Editor,
On behalf of the people in the Takuvaine Valley, I want to publically thank the good work the dog control officer Don Tua is doing with the out of control dog population.

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