A quick word

Weekend Herald - - Viewpoints -

If the pow­ers that be are look­ing for more women in the next lot of hon­ours, per­haps Mrs Bar­rett and Mrs White­lock would be wor­thy re­cip­i­ents. Hugh Chap­man, Hin­gaia.

For­get Jim Bol­ger on the Fair Wage group. Sir Peter Jack­son would have been far more ap­pro­pri­ate con­sid­er­ing he per­son­ally got our em­ploy­ment laws changed so he could make squil­lions out of Ki­wis who are still suf­fer­ing from those changes.

Ian Wil­son, Ngaru­awahia.

In the 1980s I served with Cather­ine Healy on the NZ Aids Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee. She has been rep­re­sent­ing the Pros­ti­tutes Col­lec­tive ever since. She is em­i­nently suit­able for dame­hood.

Tony Good­win, Pt Che­va­lier.

We re­cently pur­chased a Fisher and Paykel dish­washer that on nor­mal econ­omy takes 174 min­utes. Surely dishes could be cleaned ad­e­quately in less time. Bruce Tubb, Bel­mont.

Be­fore we get too com­pla­cent about con­tam­i­nated houses we should re­mem­ber a con­tam­i­nated car, es­pe­cially one used as a meth lab, is a closed con­fined space so the se­ri­ous con­tam­i­na­tion is likely to be higher. There might be an ar­gu­ment for meth tests as part of a WOF.

Peter Cul­pan, Te Atatu Penin­sula.

The av­er­age house­hold an­nual in­come in Aus­tralia is $107,276, the me­dian is $80,706. So it is easy to see why politi­cians and cli­mate sci­en­tists like to use av­er­age when pro­mot­ing any­thing that might favour their ar­gu­ments. Gary Hol­lis, Mel­lons Bay.

Flir­ta­tion by males has sadly be­come sex­ual ha­rass­ment.

Rod Matthews, Mel­bourne.

If Mike Hosk­ing thinks Auck­land Air­port is a dis­grace, he should take a look at what is pro­vided for a ter­mi­nal in Auck­land for the long dis­tance train to Welling­ton — a cou­ple of ship­ping con­tain­ers and a grotty, mostly open air plat­form in the mid­dle of nowhere at The Strand. R An­der­son, Pukekohe.

Rapid rail to Auck­land Air­port via Do­min­ion Rd is non­sense. A rail­way line from Puhinui, through farm­land, is too sen­si­ble for the bu­reau­crats to grasp. Norma Pen­man, Hills­bor­ough.

I went to pick up my usual pre­scrip­tion, 600 per cent in­crease. I am a su­per­an­nu­i­tant. What with the Gov­ern­ment and coun­cil screw­ing us blind, God help us.

Ken Beguely, Pon­sonby.

When Fon­terra switched from glass re­cy­clable bot­tles to plas­tic they promised the plas­tic con­tainer would also be re­cy­cled. Was that a shal­low prom­ise?

Peter Feran, Thames.

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