Pay their way

We seriously need the wealthy to pay their fair share in tax. We lose at least $9 billion every year from tax evasion, which is so sorely needed to solve... Read More

Free speech laws

I am worried that our current government is spending way too much time on changing rules; pushing through ill-thought out legislations, rather than concentrating... Read More

Is there a bin big enough for the council?

Is it conceivable that one day, maybe, our council will employ people who can think, rather than grabbing graduates who got a degree because they were... Read More

Supporting our Olympians

There is so much good in this world when we play sport, and the ultimate is the Olympic Games. To see our talented young men and women athletes, who have... Read More

Falling on deaf ears

I totally agree with Maurice O Reilly’s letter ‘Not being heard’ (The Weekend Sun, July 16, page 25). My recent oral submission to two... Read More

Farmers’ protest

(With apologies to A.A Milne) Jacinda asked her partner and her partner asked the dairy-maid, “May we have some butter for the Leader’s slice... Read More

Free speech

With the proposed changes to our Freedom of Speech laws, I, along with Simon Bridges, (The Weekend Sun, July 16, page 22) am becoming concerned that our... Read More

Bin inspectors

I cannot believe that Western Bay District Council have to have recycle bin inspectors to inspect the yellow-lidded recycle bin (The Weekend Sun, July... Read More

Spending money

Comments from our Chamber of Commerce leader in the media last week for the continuation of commissioners at Tauranga City Council should not go unchecked. The... Read More

Councillors and community boards

On Friday, council will commence its engagement with the community about the system that will be used to elect councillors at the next election. Details... Read More

Health and recreation in Greerton

The racecourse and golf course green spaces are needed to help people to have good health, and [they’re] also good for the environment. The events... Read More

The Train of Life

The train of life, chugs along on tracks unseen, You may not know where you are going, But you know where you’ve been. The train travels along, With... Read More

Kerbside Recycling

The bins come marching in. Large ones in twos. One red, one yellow, and the cadet is green. They arrive en masse, Shoulder-to-shoulder down the street. Compulsory... Read More

Local banking

Living for nine years in Pyes Pa and using Greerton for shopping, it was disappointing when my bank, BNZ, closed. The nearest BNZ was just past that Citz... Read More

Airport’s all good!

Today I learned I should not rush off to write a disgruntled ‘letter to the editor’. Yesterday I was disappointed with Tauranga Airport. I... Read More