A quick word
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.