Reflecting on the general election
constituents over the next three years as our MP. RACHAEL LEWIS Glen Innes represents both Maori and Pakeha interests.
I don’t look at what the council can do for Maori but what both Maori and Pakeha can contribute to council serving the whole population well. I’d like to know more about what council is planning and how Ma¯ ori in Auckland see the situation. GEORGE ARMSTRONG Saint Johns With respect, I think you may be talking about one less child in the wrong country. We are not overpopulated. We are barely keeping up with replacement numbers and our entire population is fewer than most cities in the world. HEATHER ADAM St Heliers
The problem is that it’s a problem which doesn’t respect national boundaries. If we need more people in this country, we could bring them in from outside rather than adding to the world’s excessive population. We can’t go on increasing the world’s population at its present rate. GLYNN OWENS Glendowie
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Ray Columbus with Suzanne Lynch in 1972.