NICK O’TEEN & AL K HALL
With regard to Palmerston North City Council’s smoke-free policy. I would like to point out it is not the smokers who fill up the A&E at the hospital on a Friday and Saturday night, harassing good doctors and nurses, it’s the people binge drinking to a point of unconsciousness, vomiting or just plain generally aggressive behaviour.
These same people are the ones spewing up in businesses doorways and leaving broken bottles lying around the CBD. It’s about time our do-gooder councillors put the same emphasis on drinking as they do smoking, but the silence is deafening.
Most domestic callouts at the weekend by our police are alcohol fuelled. I would however like to compliment the PNCC on the nice new wilderness garden on Pioneer Highway. A great impression on visitors to the city.
Our new mayor started off with a hiss and roar about moving our city forward but has now turned into a lame duck mayor.
Ian Bailey Palmerston North