A quick word

Weekend Herald - - Viewpoints -

I would catch a fast train to the air­port. With that slow tram pro­posal, l’ll con­tinue to drive.

Rex War­wood, Hill­crest.

The Labour Party has amassed a nest egg of $5.5b within a year of of­fice, de­spite some hefty out­go­ings. If this is not an “in­her­i­tance” from Na­tional we must look for­ward ea­gerly to the size of the egg by the end of their term.

Jeni Peter­son, One Tree Hill.

So when Win­ston told the nurses there was no more money, was that a lie or col­lec­tive in­com­pe­tence? No sur­prises ei­ther way. Craig Dal­ton, East Ta­maki.

ACC is to give re­funds to thou­sands of small busi­ness own­ers who have been wrongly charged. Would it not be sim­pler to give them a credit on their next pay­ment due?

Bob Wich­man, Botany.

The new high-rise de­signed for the cen­tre of Auck­land looks like a par­tially stubbed cig­a­rette.

Robin Reid, Tau­ranga.

The light rail op­tion is like a pedes­trian try­ing to cross the Har­bour Bridge at 5pm. Imag­ine the con­struc­tion chaos. Rex Head, Pa­p­a­toe­toe.

Thank James and Jacinda for the in­creases in petrol prices. When they shut down ex­ploratory oil drilling, they cut off their noses to spite their faces. This en­abled over­seas com­pa­nies to sock us more and more, as we now have no lever­age.

Lesly All­sopp, Taupo.

I’m an­noyed when on ra­dio and TV I hear reg­uly and par­tic­uly. Is it that hard to pronounce these words, or don’t they care a jot?

Mike Jar­man, One Tree Hill.

Ford un­suc­cess­fully crim­i­nalised Ka­vanaugh. There’s three sides to a story — his, hers, and the truth.

Glenn Forsyth, Taupo.

Surely we should be in­creas­ing the tax on petrol (and all other fos­sil fu­els) by a dollar per litre per an­num un­til it runs out.

John McCon­nell, RD Sil­verdale.

Alex Davis is to be con­grat­u­lated on his ar­ti­cle on po­lit­i­cal bias in academia. The same is­sue ex­ists through­out the ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem, me­dia and pol­i­tics.

R. S. Strat­ton, Te Atatu.

I won­der why Sonny Bill is not proud enough of rep­re­sent­ing New Zealand to sing the na­tional an­them along with his team­mates? Mary Tal­lon, Morn­ing­side.

Petrol has been pumped out of the ground, refined and trans­ported half-way round the world, trans­ported again by road and pumped in your tank to be burnt all for $2.50, a bit less than a pump bot­tle of wa­ter. Vince West, Mil­ford.

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