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?