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CLIMATE CHANGE

 |  Peter H. Wood  | 
Watching the continual parade of fossil-fuelled cars along Buffalo Beach Road, I’ve realised that this is mirrored by small communities NZ-wide.

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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MORE POETRY FROM JOHN (received before dal minogue’s sent in his poetic response)

Who’s crying? Who’s given up on the fray and who’s been brought down and who’s making nonsense of the world today? Lies been raining down upon us. Life’s value has took a dive. But for those of you who see a dismal future, just remember you’re still alive. You’re still alive, you’re still al…
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More disinformation

The guest editorial (Through the Portal) on EVs by Trevor Ammundsen is full of misinformation. EVs in New Zealand are not fossil fuel-powered. About 85% of our electricity is generated without any use of fossil fuels, and with several significant solar farms and further wind farms coming online,…
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Kubota Fishing Competition

Well I hope now all of you who supported the MBGFC Kubota fishing competition are revelling in the millions of dollars, it supposedly brought to our once ‘sleepy little east coast fishing village’. We are now known on the world stage as the largest wild animal competition hunting field on the pla…
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NEWSROOM TCDC DEBT FIGURES WRONG

A letter to the editor in The Informer Issue 19 March, cited some information in a Newsroom article that was wrong, and which Newsroom has since corrected. The Informer letter to the editor was written by Meg Beston (Not TCDC’s Fault, 19 March issue) and cited Council debt figures published in a…
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Environment issues matter

The Staff of the newspaper are to be congratulated for having the courage to print an article bringing into question some aspects of the much-vaunted Kubota billfishing contest. Although the contest brings much money into parts of the community’s welcoming coffers, the reason it uses (pardon the …
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Town Museum

I have been visiting Whitianga over the summer months for twenty years. Over that time, I have noticed the way the Council and others have worked hard to transform what was once a sleepy village into a small attractive town. But I am left wondering about the Museum. Although it is in a prime pos…
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FREE PRESS – FREE SPEECH

Todd Stephenson pointed out on Stuff recently that when the left activists cancelled the likes of Posie Parker it would only be a matter of time before bigger, nastier bullies cancelled events they opposed (or cancelled out all opposition to those they favoured). That is why true liberals suppor…
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It’s a newspaper

A newspaper such as The Informer has to rely on advertisers for income to survive. This puts the paper’s owners in a difficult situation if those advertisers wish to influence the editorial content of the paper. The cancellation of the planned second part of the article written by Shaun Lee (Unt…
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Contradicting Shaun Lee’s Billfish Assertions

While we are aware that you have withdrawn the opinion piece from Shaun Lee, which expressed his concern about “a dramatic reduction in commercial swordfish landings during the last ten years,” I set out some facts which contradict his assertions. Shaun suggested that the reduction in landings w…
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Editor Please Explain

Regarding the “Apology from Editor” I have just read in the 26 March 2024 edition of the Informer: I had to read the article twice because I was certain I must have misunderstood.