Letters should not exceed 250 words and must have full name, residential address and phone number. Hard-copy letters must have a legible signature. Only your name and suburb are published. We prefer letters about local issues. The editor reserves the right to abridge or withhold any correspondence without explanation. Letters may be edited. Opinions expressed must be genuinely held by the letter writer. Mail: Central Leader, Private Bag 56910, Dominion Rd, Auckland. Fax: 630-5432. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.