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If Auck­land Cen­tral’s two left feet, White and Swar­brick, were to step aside for its right foot, Mel­low, the elec­torate could get three pairs of feet through the doors of Par­lia­ment.

Mike Wagg, Free­mans Bay.

Ev­i­dently hy­drox­y­chloro­quine is an in­ef­fec­tive pro­phy­lac­tic against that pesky “lit­tle flu”. Side ef­fects in­clude orange hair and a red face

Ian Swney, Mor­rinsville.

Sci­en­tists in Ger­many and Swe­den have dis­cov­ered that the small mi­nor­ity of mod­ern- day hu­mans who have in­her­ited Ne­an­derthal genes are more sus­cep­ti­ble to Covid- 19.

Hugh Blom­field, Rus­sell.

On the last TV lead­ers’ de­bate, Ju­dith Collins was heard to say “I am not mad”. Dur­ing my 81 years, I have never felt it nec­es­sary to tell any­one that.

Tony Rus­sell, West Har­bour.

The Week­end Her­ald quoted foul com­ments al­legedly made by the present Team NZ boss. Whilst such lan­guage is clearly, ut­terly in­ap­pro­pri­ate com­ing from a NZ leader of an in­ter­na­tional event, the real tragedy is that your pa­per felt it nec­es­sary to pub­lish it.

Chris Dikie, Man­gawhai.

What’s so mag­i­cal about a four- year term? Politi­cians will al­ways want a longer term. Haven’t peo­ple heard of Lukashenko? Our three­year term is ef­fec­tively a six- year term with a check in the mid­dle.

Martin Ball, Kel­ston.

If his lan­guage re­ported is an in­di­ca­tion of what the Amer­ica’s Cup does to some­one, for­get it, for­get him as Team NZ boss.

Eliz­a­beth Arrowsmith, Man­gawhai Heads.

Auck­land has de­scended into insanity. Our roads are a labyrinth of orange cones, de­tour and stop- go signs. AT and con­trac­tors have taken con­trol of the city and turned it into an un­end­ing night­mare.

J Leighton, Devon­port.

The great Sir David At­ten­bor­ough has a new doc­u­men­tary out. In the words of Prince Ge­orge, “I don’t want to watch any­more”. My heart can’t take it.

Fiona Helleur, Sil­verdale.

Jes­sica Mutch Mckay is a jour­nal­ist of dis­tinc­tion.

Robert Wil­ton, Mis­sion Bay.

I’m again re­minded of one of Mark Twain’s quotes re­gard­ing elec­tions: “Politi­cians can be com­pared to di­a­pers. They need chang­ing of­ten, and for the same rea­son.”

John Walker, Mis­sion Bay.

Thank you to hos­pi­tal staff, ho­tel staff, po­lice, army and all the oth­ers who, through their dili­gence, have got NZ back to level 1. Now Team 5M, let’s please do what we have been asked to do and keep us there.

Pat Den­nerly, Al­bany.

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