Short & sweet
Rather than encouraging Palestinians to protest, were Hamas to exercise its influence by encouraging them to desist, there would be no further Palestinian deaths in Gaza. Mike Donovan, Remuera.
Isn’t it strange that, at the same time Air NZ are putting up their prices, they continue to offer supposed large discounts such as grab a seat. Air NZ are very cynical with their pricing, where Jetstar fly they will compete but to the small centres where they have a monopoly they really put the boot in. Jock Mac Vicar, Hauraki.
I invite readers to watch Parliamentary TV question time and witness the disgraceful performance of Shane Jones. He fails to answer most (if not all) questions under a welter of obscure faux-funny non sequiturs. If this is not a trifling with Parliamentary process then it is clearly the height of arrogance. Larry Mitchell, Puhoi.
I can see the time is rapidly approaching when the people of the North Shore are going to say to the Auckland Council enough is enough. You can carry on doing what you want to do, following your self determined agenda, but count us out. Roger Russell, Campbells Bay.
I wholeheartedly agree with Helen de Montalk's letter on Wednesday, re the lack of rights of adopted children. We also have two adopted children, now adults, and I feel they have every right to know the health history of their birth families, but they don't. Pat Dennerly, Pinehill.
Whether the Jews or Islam has first claim on Jerusalem really comes down to which religious scriptural foundation is the most credible: the Biblical account, or the Koranic claim that in a dream, Mohammed visited Jerusalem on a winged horse and Allah promised it to him. Phil Hayward, Naenae.