PAY­ING THE PRICE COST OF LIV­ING HIGH

The Tribune (NZ) - - CONVERSATIONS -

Re Kevin Reilly, Con­ver­sa­tions, Tri­bune, April 27. If the per­son on the ten­ancy agree­ment is pre­pared to al­low the dregs of the Earth to smoke P in their ten­ancy then yes they should be pre­pared to pay that price.

The law to charge ten­ants for the clean-up of the prop­erty should ab­so­lutely not be changed. Who should be ex­pected to pay this?

This is just an­other ex­am­ple of ‘‘Oh, the poor crim­i­nals of New Zealand’’.

P. David­son Palmer­ston North

Watch­ing Auck­land house prices soar, af­ford­able only to wealthy over­seas buy­ers; see­ing in­creas­ing num­bers of home­less peo­ple and grow­ing num­bers in our jails, you can’t help by think we are on the road to hell.

Ben­e­fi­cia­ries in the past year re­ceived a zero in­crease in their pay­ments. That means the amount they re­ceived in March 2015 they will need to sur­vive on un­til March 2017.

The cost of liv­ing has in­creased in the last 12 months, and will in the next 12 months.

I sup­pose jail is the best op­tion for many.

C. Si­b­ley West End

DO­NA­TIONS AP­PRE­CI­ATED

On be­half of ev­ery­one at the Heart Foun­da­tion, I would like to thank all those in Palmer­ston North who gen­er­ously gave up their time to vol­un­teer dur­ing our An­nual Ap­peal.

As a char­ity, we sim­ply can­not con­tinue our life-sav­ing work with­out the sup­port of vol­un­teers through­out the coun­try. This is es­pe­cially true dur­ing our busy An­nual Ap­peal, when we rely even more on ‘many hands mak­ing light work’.

Palmer­ston North raised a to­tal of $5136.20. To ev­ery­one who col­lected do­na­tions in the streets, and to all those who raised funds in their work­places, schools and early child­hood education ser­vices, thank you.

A huge thanks also to ev­ery­one who dug deep and made a dona­tion dur­ing our Ap­peal. Your gen­eros­ity means we can fund more vi­tal re­search, sup­port peo­ple with heart dis­ease, pro­mote heart-healthy life­styles and ad­vance car­diac care in this coun­try.

Lastly, we are ex­tremely grate­ful to the busi­ness own­ers who al­lowed us to col­lect do­na­tions out­side their premises.

Thanks again to ev­ery­one for mak­ing the Heart Foun­da­tion’s An­nual Ap­peal a suc­cess.

If you have not been able to make a dona­tion yet, it’s not too late. Call us on 0800 830 100 or go to www.heart­foun­da­tion.org.nz/ do­nate

Heart Health Team Manawatu/MidCen­tral

Palmer­ston North raised $5136.20 dur­ing this year’s Heart Foun­da­tion an­nual ap­peal.

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