Letters to the Editor

The Weekend Sun welcomes letters and photographs from readers. Preference will be given to letters that are short (200 words maximum), supplied with the writer’s full name and contact details. Photographs are best in high resolution and jpg format. Email: letters@thesun.co.nz


Facts not theory

D Carey (The Weekend Sun, July 3) asserts cannabis laws have failed yet a major NZ study has shown that use amongst younger people is declining. Surely... Read More

Prison for isolation rogues

I’m 72-years-old.  I try to keep myself safe from Covid-19 with social distancing and sanitising. If I’m unlucky enough to ever contract... Read More

The coward Tarrant

New Zealanders have been very short changed on being told what’s really behind the mosque massacre. Anyone can still undertake such an attack on... Read More

Rates are still the highest

The average rates increase of 1.98 per cent for Western Bay of Plenty District ratepayers will ensure that they continue to pay the highest rates of all... Read More

Leave Hong Kong to the Chinese

Why are we so easily manipulated by the media? Our television news broadcast scenes of unrest in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is an integral part of China that... Read More

Happy pigs

The function of TV in New Zealand seems to be to broadcast half-truths and even lies. I was amazed at the claim that farmers lose too many piglets (money)... Read More

Cannabis law has failed

In reply to M Murray-Benge, and B Porter (June 27), it is startling to read the paranoia from both writers. Porter claims that the black market will undercut... Read More

Stop wasting money

Recently you published a ‘Straight from City Council’ article (June 12, although the article actually reads that low TCC residential rates... Read More

We need a leader

Our government has shown once again how incompetent they are with the latest border control fiasco. We in New Zealand have put in tremendous effort and... Read More

Retain ownership

The oil and gas inside New Zealand’s boundaries, and undisturbed, belongs to all New Zealanders through the NZ Government. So far, in most cases,... Read More

Saying no to cannabis

Take Care of our children and the country will take care of itself. Take Care of our children and we will empty our prisons. Take Care of our children... Read More

Legalisation causes problems

I do not support (D Carey Weekend Sun, June 19) the view that legalising cannabis, will to, quote: “create a legal and verifiable marketplace, and... Read More

Leave access alone

I notice with dismay the council now wants to bollard Kulim Park so access by car to the grass will be blocked. No more parking on the grass and enjoying... Read More

Times are changing

Debate is healthy, but B. Capamagian (The Weekend Sun, June 19) and I will simply have to agree to differ. Times have changed. The world has moved on.... Read More

Jimmy is a good cook

“You are a great Cook Jimmy” Said Mrs Capt Cook in awe Speaking to the great navigator, her husband, Who she very seldom saw. “Where... Read More