A quick word
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.