A quick word

Weekend Herald - - Viewpoints -

Win­ston sud­denly reap­pears to res­ur­rect an in­dus­try that de­pends on gam­bling for its sur­vival. Where are all the op­po­nents of pok­ies and casi­nos? Or does gam­bling on the horses have the seal of ap­proval be­cause it is the so­called “Sport of Kings”? Mia Saun­ders- Kirby, Pa­pamoa Beach.

What a plea­sure it was to hear Brian Wad­dle and Jeremy Coney at the start of the cricket test in Welling­ton. How­ever, we miss the dry hu­mour and knowl­edge John Parker brought to com­men­tary. Tim Mas­ters, Waihi Beach.

It seems ab­surd that rugby sev­ens play­ers can have huge brand names all over their shirts plus any words they wish on their tat­toos ( check SBW out) but they can’t have a small word on a wrist­band such as the name of their baby. Mur­ray Hunter, Ti­ti­rangi

I won­der what se­abirds think of drones now they are in com­pe­ti­tion with them in lo­cat­ing and catch­ing fish.

Gary Hol­lis, Mel­lons Bay.

There were more re­tail­ers than gar­den dis­plays and flow­ers at the New Zealand Flower Show. Since when do kitchen items, cloth­ing and spa pools have any­thing to do with gar­den­ing?

C. Parker, High­brook. Hav­ing watched Seven Sharp’s piece about Auck­land trans­port and cy­cle lanes, I sug­gest Mike Hosk­ing be put in charge. He can’t do any worse.

Nigel Bufton, Pauanui.

Memo Aussie Gov­ern­ment. Best you put in place now a re­quire­ment for all peo­ple vis­it­ing Aus­tralia from New Zealand to have a visa just in case you have a brain fade and al­low some peo­ple from Manus Is­land to move to New Zealand.

A. J. Petersen, Kaw­erau.

If Mr English would re­veal the con­ces­sions that Mr Peters wanted as part of a coali­tion deal and which Na­tional re­fused, we might get an in­sight into what con­ces­sions Labour made to get NZ First on board.

Alan Mil­ton, Cam­bridge.

If dairy own­ers were mostly white in­stead of mostly brown you can be sure the ap­palling vi­o­lence they have to en­dure would have been stamped out long ago. Richard Ir­win,

Te Atatu South.

Peo­ple who choose to live in Auck­land should not moan about an 11.5 per cent rise in the price of their petrol as they will still be pay­ing less than those in Christchurch who have very lit­tle in­fra­struc­ture, re­cre­ation cen­tres and ser­vices. Marie Kaire, Whangarei.

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