A quick word

Weekend Herald - - Viewpoints -

At worst we have a min­is­ter who has made a too-hasty de­ci­sion. I doubt there has ever been a min­is­ter of im­mi­gra­tion with as much on his plate, and as seem­ingly short­staffed given the num­ber of cases of sus­pected il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion that do not get in­ves­ti­gated.

B. Dar­ragh, Auck­land Cen­tral.

Prince Harry was right. Drunk­ards, crim­i­nals and now, drug­gies. Sure looks like heaven here. James An­drew, Buck­lands Beach.

Why, when I hear Don­ald Trump say to a re­porter, “You are a rude, ter­ri­ble per­son”, do the three words pot, ket­tle and black come to mind? Ren­ton Brown, Pukekohe.

Trump and the Repub­li­cans have been solid, pro­tec­tive, and proac­tive for Amer­ica in the past two years. Let’s hope the Democrats en­hance this and not de­stroy it.

Glenn Forsyth, Taupo.

The Her­ald ed­i­to­ri­als of Thurs­day and Fri­day were so abysmally oneeyed and un­in­formed that I won­der whether the writer has ever read any­thing other than the Wash­ing­ton Post.

W. Ross, Re­muera.

Su­san Grims­dell sug­gests an­tiabor­tion­ists are in­con­sis­tent be­cause they are not con­cerned about mis­car­riages. This is like sug­gest­ing po­lice are in­con­sis­tent be­cause they are con­cerned about van­dal­ism but not storm dam­age.

Rowan Hill, Mt Eden.

To your cor­re­spon­dent who in­ti­mated that one in four New Zealand women hav­ing a mis­car­riage is jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for abor­tion, does the fact that nine out of 10 New Zealan­ders die of nat­u­ral causes jus­tify mur­der? Mark James, For­rest Hill.

Grant Gil­lon pro­vided a great list of won­der­ful ben­e­fits pro­vided by the Mul­doon Govern­ment that dis­ap­peared with Roger­nomics. He did how­ever fail to men­tion New Zealand was also tech­ni­cally bank­rupt. Dick Ayres, Auck­land Cen­tral.

John Tami­here is on to a win­ning pol­icy for next year’s lo­cal body elec­tions by seek­ing ex­po­sure in his Her­ald col­umn of who is re­ally in con­trol of Auck­land City. And his trib­ute to the late Penny Bright was a nice touch.

Co­ralie van Camp, Re­muera.

There is no sci­en­tific de­bate about cli­mate sci­ence: we need to stop burn­ing fos­sil fu­els. Start­ing now.

Den­nis N. Horne, How­ick.

John Tami­here is right. What limited in­for­ma­tion we have as ratepay­ers about Auck­land Coun­cil’s trans­ac­tions is trou­bling. I am sure if the coun­cil were a pri­vate com­pany they would be in ad­min­is­tra­tion now. David de Lacey, Re­muera.

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