A quick word
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.