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Author: Peter H. Wood


With the Aid of the big business transport industry we are blithely ignoring that 2023 has been the hottest year since we have kept records. Our Leaders are failing us by using tree planting as an economically viable method of carbon sequestration. The Friedman philosophy will spell the end of our civilization. It is worth trying to stop this climate change when we know that humanity has reached eight billion, needing fossil fuels to feed and house us?

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College estuary swim – a great race

What a surprise – ferry-load after ferry-load of well-behaved children in togs transported across the estuary and walked down to the opposite beach. At midday the first lot started and many heads dotted the exiting tide. The logistics of this exercise filled me with admiration. Kayaks, harbour master and assorted craft kept an eye on the swimmers, who kept coming in waves. Floatation aids were in evidence and if I had even had the courage to do this swim I would have needed my water wings. What an adventurous way to start the school year and congratulations to all the children who made it...

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We are all equal

If we are equal, then any person who is aNZ citizen can stand for Council seats, ( or parliament). So why should Maori be given special rights over the rest? That is apartheid which I thought NZ was against. Our leaders do not have a god-given right to decide for us because of accident of birth. Kings and chiefs are an anachronism. We have a democracy now. The TCDC and WRC have both avoided public consultation when implementing race-based Councillors. Since when were’Maori Issues’ different to New Zealanders’ issues when it comes to what we spend our rates and taxpayers’ contributions. If we...

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Noise Pollution is Regulated

If the machine had been, some-how, productively occupied this letter would not have been written. But the Prof-ligate use of environment damaging fossil fuels for an individual’s personal enjoyment ignored the onset of climate change. (as does the increasing numbers of humanity with their travel.) Don’t Flaunt your toys in my breathing and sound space please. Perhaps put an exhaust silencer on your engine. Cars must have it.

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