Getting harder to shop in ‘Hurzi’

Re the article ‘‘Life in a place called Hurzi’’ (Leader, September 5).

It is a good story you have written about Hurstville and it is also 100 per cent correct about it being an Asian shopping and dining destination.

The sad part about that is, if you’re not Asian and wish to shop in your local major business area, it is getting extremely harder as time goes on to know what each little shop is actually selling.

The major reason for this is because most of the written language covering the shop fronts is not in English.

Couple this with the insistence to cover every inch of window and wall space with paper advertisement signs and the sticking tape that holds them.

All I see when I walk down the main street is a very grubby outlook, so much for a council that governs and pushes for equality in these shopping centres.

All this council seems to be doing is pushing the agenda of their political party.

Most of them have very short memories on what stable governance should be like, we have gone around in circles with the same heads being elected even after the state government had stood them down.

G A Wight, Mortdale

What’s Chinese for Hurzi?

Greg Taylor

I hate to be a party pooper but, I’m sure many older residents of Hurstville would not be surprised that Hurstville is referred to as Hurzi. I’ve lived in the area for the last 60 years and as kids that’s what we always called it. It’s probably the only remaining relic of Hurstville.

Janice Galton, Hurstville Grove 

I’ve been saying that since the 70's.

Naomi Spiller 

It was always "Hurzi", even in the 60s. Unfortnately, its new name is "Worstville".

Thea Webster

Sorry but ridiculous to say that Riverwood is cool and quirky.

Lisa Towson