A quick word
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.