A quick word

Weekend Herald - - View­points -

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.

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