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I have been talking with my octogenarian uncle and his friends with regard to the wage increase the members of Parliament have taken upon themselves to award themselves.
It is absurd that the people we elected as our representatives in the House of Parliament have now, thanks to our selections and what they have presented to us as their leadership qualities, have voted themselves huge pay and allowances increases.
Reading the revelation of Punanga Nui market's proposed market hut and tent rent review at first left me bemused and gobsmacked at the sheer stupidity of those who would moot such an outrageously irrational and unsustainable increase.
In decades of perusing the daily paper this reader cannot recall there ever being a daily editorial. That one has emerged is refreshing indeed, and no doubt most readers will be looking forward to a continuation.
I must compliment you for the new policy of not allowing anonymous personal attack letters to be published. I have fought and crusaded against this for years.
Amnesia: I hope I spell it correctly. I think my good friend Papa Norman George has had such a large dose of it, he has forgotten his past.
The behaviour of government in continuing to merrily mis-govern our people and country, with typically blithe disregard and blatant arrogance, has left a sour taste in the mouths of many. As a result of dismay, desperation and economic survival, many of our people have had little choice but to abandon our tiny paradise for “greener pastures” abroad.
Kia Orana and praise the name of Jesus!
I write to voice the great sadness and grave concern of mine and those of my many community leaders who have approached and humbly requested that I write something to express how upset and angry they are.