A quick word

Weekend Herald - - Viewpoints -

Steal­ing pa¯ua gets you 18 months’ jail. But if you punch some­one and leave them ly­ing on the ground and they die, you get nine months’ home de­ten­tion.

Ken John­ston, Kaw­erau.

There was no baby Christ in the Santa pa­rade be­cause the or­gan­is­ers were short of three wise men.

Peter Cul­pan, Te Atatu Penin­sula.

“Walk­ing buses” to get chil­dren safely to school are a great idea but par­ents should put their phones away and con­cen­trate on their charges.

Mar­garet Dyer, Taupo¯.

The Govern­ment says there is no more money to give teach­ers a bet­ter pay rise, but they just gave an­other $22 mil­lion to help Amer­ica’s Cup. R. Wil­son, Waipu.

I would like to thank teach­ers and nurses for their gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tion to the Amer­ica’s Cup.

Ger­ald Pay­man, Mt Al­bert.

I don’t care if Mag­gie Barry upset her as­sis­tants. I do care that a lack­lus­tre Op­po­si­tion MP war­rants four of­fice staff.

Mur­ray Fitch­ett, Re­muera.

Re­mem­ber Su­rafend, Pales­tine, De­cem­ber 10,

1918. Lest we for­get Naik and Khak Khu­day Dad, Afghanistan, Au­gust


Scott Poynt­ing, Syd­ney.

Min­is­ter Hip­kins must rue be­tray­ing char­ter school stu­dents as he bent to the will of mil­i­tant teach­ers’ unions and re­turned to them a stran­gle­hold over ed­u­ca­tion.

Colin Rippey, Mel­lons Bay.

Why isn’t the in­sur­ance in­dus­try de­mand­ing stan­dards for cer­ti­fiers of WoF are met?

K. S. Agar, One­hunga.

We need to know our Govern­ment will not be sign­ing up to the UN’s com­pact to treat il­le­gal and le­gal mi­gra­tion in the same way.

June Kear­ney, West Har­bour.

Em­mer­son’s car­toon be­lit­tling Trump can only progress China’s grow­ing in­flu­ence over New Zealand’s fu­ture. Brian John Evans, Mt Eden.

And we thought bul­ly­ing in schools was the prob­lem.

Gary Hol­lis, Mel­lons Bay.

Surely Air NZ should be pay­ing for the Ere­bus memo­rial at Par­nell gar­dens, not tax­pay­ers or ratepay­ers.

Si­mon Gough, Dar­gav­ille.

The amount of un­kind, un­nec­es­sary, and un­in­tel­li­gent things on so­cial me­dia about the Ma¯ori Santa in Nel­son was hor­rid. We need to grow up about racism. Glenn Forsyth, Taupo¯.

Au­drey Young ac­cuses Speaker Trevor Mal­lard of “in­built (po­lit­i­cal) bias”. It takes one to know one.

Dr Hans B. Grue­ber, Wainui.

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