A quick word
This is the first year Fonterra has made a loss. It’s also the first year I bought butter from France because the stuff made down the road was too expensive. Is there a connection? Richard Irwin, Te Atat¯u South.
There is such depth in the AB talent pool that Government money to boost their pay packets to keep them playing here would deny upand-coming stars from ever getting a crack.
B. Darragh, Auckland Central.
When Serena’s daughter has her own tanty, she’d best be prepared for the “it’s not fair” speech and the smashing of toys. John Ford, Taradale.
The convicted murderer is getting a $10,000 payout for being held in solitary confinement for 21 days. What next, a payout for not getting T-bone steak for dinner? Albie Hulse, Whakat¯ane.
I hope the business owners on Dominion Rd are paying attention to what AT’s latest “improvements” are doing to retailers in Mt Albert.
Tony Sparkes, Albany.
Come on Simon Wilson, National and Labour are culpable for rising house prices? What about the world’s major cities that have had similar increases? Globalisation and mass immigration have been the cause. Lee Thomas, One Tree Hill.
Judith Collins cites an extensive list of items from which one can obtain a financial gain yet pay no tax. Her article showed there is obviously a need for a tax on such activities to relieve some of the pressure on wage and salary earners.
Gavin Baker, Glendowie.
I have cycled for 60 years, commuting to school and work. In February I bought an e-bike — I spend around $5 a week on petrol and I’m still using a tank that cost $1.93 a litre. Caroline Bree, Grey Lynn.
Transliteration is not mispronunciation, it’s the transformation of a word from one language to another.
Clare Loudon, Waterview.
Given we have now survived another Ma¯ori language week, would it be appropriate for the Government to let us know how many millions they are investing in the language’s life support? Jock MacVicar, Hauraki.
Why doesn’t a labourer doing hard yakka get the same as Hosking talking gibberish on the radio or writing silly things in the Herald?
Rex Head, Papatoetoe.
Rather than mindless protest, 1080 opponents could create a trust to research biological control of predators. Tim Jerram, Glendowie.
Garry Larson uses the phrase “tax and spend” in a condemnatory way. It’s better than the current vogue of “cut taxes and spend”. Robert Myers, Auckland Central.