Short & Sweet
When it comes to the legal age to drink, liberalisation costs lives while conservatism costs freedoms, except the freedom to live. Dave Purcell, Mission Bay.
The latest Colman Brunton poll indicating NZ First would no longer be in Parliament after the 2020 election must be heartening for PM Jacinda Ardern. I feel sure she would like to be free of her political grandad Winston Peters. Gordon Clout, Taupo.
Some are upset because they didn't get to see the expected Santa at the Santa parade. Some of us are upset we don't get to see the expected baby Christ at the Christmas parade. R. Cluley, Mt Roskill.
What a heartfelt story from Jarrod Gilbert. I shed a little tear at the end. Yes, Puk is a success story and Levi will inspire us. Sue Humphrey, Waiheke Island.
Gregor Paul suggests that the next 10 weeks is the key to certain jaded ABs getting back to form. It should be a breeze for SBW as he doesn't have any real form to get back to. Dave Murray, Grey Lynn.
On M. bovis
I can’t understand why taxpayers are compensating farmers whose livestock catch a disease. Farmers should insure their stock. Isaac Donaldson, Northcote.