A quick word
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.