Re­flect­ing on the gen­eral elec­tion

East and Bays Courier - - OUT & ABOUT - STAFF RE­PORTER

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.

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