Ngati Porou and Cook

What a shocking indictment of international relations it is when a foreign government feels obligated, for political appeasement, to express national guilt... Read More

Tauranga museum revival?

Recently we have seen a well-planned, well-financed ambush from the campaign for better governance informing us the voter who not to vote for. Also intimating... Read More

Three birds with one Te Reo stone

Recent comments in The Weekend Sun critical of Maori language deserve a reply. All primary school children are taught the rules of correct English at school.... Read More

Jakobshavn Glacier and the solitary swallow

After reading R. Colmore's letter "This glacier is growing" (The Weekend Sun, Friday October 4, 2019, pg 26) I did an interweb search on... Read More

Wharf Street makeover

I was aghast to read recently of the proposed Wharf Street makeover. Is this the same team that spent more than $4 million transforming an attractive,... Read More

Not asking for much

I remember very well last December when the time table and bus routes were changed. What were they thinking! Not happy at all I live off Oceanbeach Rd... Read More

Our young people, our future

I was impressed to hear young activists talking so eloquently and passionately about climate change policy down at The Strand. There were many students... Read More

Mosaics missing from walk

Thank you for the great story about the downtown Art Trail, but I want to draw your attention to all the mosaic tile pictures along the pavements which... Read More

Protect us from gunpowder

So, Countdown is stopping the sale of fireworks because they care for animals and the environment. Finally. If only the politicians would pick up on the... Read More

Tears of sadness or laughter?

Do I laugh or cry at the full page 'Councillor rating' undertaken by Max Mason, a one trimester Councillor who has been cycling around Australia... Read More

This glacier is growing

Wesley Parish’s letter (The Weekend Sun, September 27, 2019, pg 57) says “glaciers are melting faster than [scientists’] models predicted”.   They... Read More

Climate change policy is nonsense

Until I see youngsters walking around with their eyes open instead of glued to their mobile phones, riding pushbikes or walking to school and not dropping... Read More

Hand over the keys

How long can this circus continue? I am not talking about the one from Moscow in town at the moment. I am talking about the circus some are calling The... Read More

Still waiting at the bus stop

Is it any wonder that there’s been a 13 per cent drop in the number of Mount people using the buses. It’s impossible to get anywhere now! I... Read More

The recognition they need

As co-founders of the Omokoroa Tennis Courts, we spent five frustrating but challenging years trying to get WBOP Council approval to what we saw as an... Read More