In a few words
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