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Arise Sir Peter

Now that the Australasi­an honours system has gone gong bonkers, when can we expect that other extraordin­ary New Zealander, Peter Thiel, to get a knighthood? Lee Searle Motueka

Need vs greed

Felicien Forgues (July 20) says Metiria Turei’s lying to Social Welfare was ‘‘based on her youth and naivety’’. Not so. It was based on survival and naked need.

In 2009, then Finance Minister Bill English, married to a doctor, over-claimed $32,000 for accommodat­ion, based on gross greed. Pat Brooker Central Christchur­ch

Exclusive Christchur­ch club

Various letter writers have suggested a club should be formed in order to share their wit and wisdom. What about forming a club for those whose letters are not published, or am I the only one? Charles Reddish Papanui

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