Your correspondent Feedback welcome(Age letters November 29)and previous letters in regards to what Top Energy say is frustrating to their customer is to say the least in regards to unplanned outages.
I suppose like many planned for the outage scheduled for Sunday, November 18, where my
power went off exactly on the hour of 8am until after 5pm. Whereby I planned and hired a generator for the day to keep my incubator containing rare breed eggs alive.
All went well for my planned hatchings.
On the Monday, November 19, guess what, here we go again “on off on . . .” another outage this one without no warning or notification.This lasting over an hour did come back then off again.
My whole interest planning and schedule orders went down the gurgler with the lost of all fertile hatching eggs.
So all Top Energy can say is “frustrating” doesn't really cut themustard. JOHN TILSON
Kaitaia I refer to your excellent editorial (Age, November 20) and I regret that I am commenting so long after the fact having been away from the North for two weeks due to family matters.
The deputy chair of the ‘Oruru Hall Committee, Kath Adams, has been magnificent in leading the local community “fight” to retain and upgrade the Hall (Swamp Palace).
It was during my initial time as chairman in 2014 that we thought we had secured $593,000 to re-establish this historic and much loved building. As you note nothing materialised . . . except vague and unsubstantiated promises.
The hall committee meets this week to respond to Mayor John Carter's interim offer of $190,000, which the FNDC suggests will enable us to take over the responsibilities of operating Swamp Palace and getting started again. (Watch this space)
The local community and the hall committee are very grateful for clear expressions of support from the Northland Age, which we note has been a great encouragement to us for many years. Thank you very much.
JOHN FOLKARD ‘Oruru Hall Chairman put the work in then, maybe its housing policy would be vastly different,” King swings with a left uppercut.
Then: “National's plan was better. By increasing the overall supply of housing in general, first home buyers on low incomes could use the KiwiSaver, HomeStart and Welcome Home loan schemes to get a deposit together and buy their first home” he swings in with a right cross.
What he fails to mention — and this is the suckerpunch — is that National was in power for nine years and not only