Pleas­ant py­lons

Central Leader - - LETTERS -

Phil Goff is not telling the truth when he says ‘‘There is no­body that wouldn’t agree that those py­lons are a blot on the land­scape’’ ( Cen­tral Leader, Fe­bru­ary 7).

Five people I have asked al­ready be­lieve that re­mov­ing them will be 99 per cent cos­metic value only.

Of in­fin­itely higher pri­or­ity are en­abling im­pov­er­ished fam­i­lies (in the district) to pro­vide break­fast for their chil­dren and teach­ing par­ents of abused chil­dren how to dis­ci­pline their off­spring lov­ingly.

Many of us also be­lieve the py­lons are quite a pleas­ant shape, of­ten with grace­ful, ex­po­nen­tially curved sides and el­e­gant arms sup­port­ing at­trac­tive arc-shaped ca­bles, which are also good fun for the main­te­nance staff who glide along them pe­ri­od­i­cally on a fly­ing fox to ad­just their ten­sion.

If Trans­power has sur­plus funds, could these not be trans­ferred to elec­tric­ity re­tail­ers, en­abling them to re­duce their charges to cus­tomers?

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