Young team fighting hard
I write regarding the article (April 14) ‘‘Paremata Plimmerton’s woes continue’’.
What a negative statement about a team only recently promoted into the Premier 1 competition. A little research by the writer would have found:
This team is a young team. It was promised two players from the Rugby Academy, who have not appeared.
By moving up to Premier 1, the team is faced with formidable and more experienced players.
Paremata Plimmerton is a small, proud, long-established club.
It was decided, after much discussion, to have a go in the new competition as being good for the players, locals and the club as a whole.
Last season this team won eight matches in a row and were runners-up in their grade. war drama, Chunuk Bair.
The reconstruction of the Chunuk Bair trench was a masterpiece, the star of the show and illustrated so well the conditions suffered by the New Zealand troops trapped on the Chunuk Bair hilltop.
The set design allowed the actors to live and die in conditions close to those suffered by so many brave heroes 100 years ago.
Congratulations to the troops who brought this sad tale alive for a brief time before their fate was sealed by a mighty bomb blast.
It is impossible to single out individual actors because they were all so well cast, and held on to their characters until their final moments of battlefield stardom.
The tasteful World War I foyer display brought a tear to the eye of an elderly audience member.
He found a photograph of his father in uniform hanging with other historic mementos at the entrance to the theatre.
Chunuk Bair will be long remembered as one of Mana Little Theatre’s best stage productions.
but demand is the major contributor to rising prices in that market.
It has been for the past 30 years.
Despite this, successive governments have encouraged ever-increasing immigration to balance their tax revenues, with no apparent regard for the escalating house prices caused by the majority of immigrants heading to New Zealand’s largest city – where else can they earn a living selling consumer goods?
Why does New Zealand need more immigrants, hardly any of whom contribute to the way New Zealand pays its way in the world?
Nearly all of them add to the demand for imported products we have been unable to afford for decades without an increasing debt burden the next generations will have to bear, but never be able to repay.
It’s time the Government, Reserve Bank and commentators called for curtailment of Auckland’s population growth.