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Thursday May 5, 2016

readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: With winter approaching what is your favourite thing about the colder months?

Ellen Kerr Newtown

Sarah Litchfield Newtown

Imogen Wilson Newtown

Josh Wilson Newtown

Ravi Maisuria Newtown

“Hot chocolate and all the hot food.”

“I am pregnant so being able to sleep.”

“Winter coats, scarves and hats.”

“I really liked the snow back home in the UK, but I haven’t spent a winter here so I don’t know what to expect.”

“It’s another season to me, so I just get on with it.”

Luke Kelly Newtown “Open fires and hot chocolate.”

LETTERS to the editor Not Canons Creek

Heartfelt thanks

Dear Ed, Councillor Paul Eagle seems to have confused Strathmore with Canons Creek. We have excellent public transport in this suburb and already have a fully functioning community base. Strathmore is unusual with its juxtaposition of wealth and state housing and government policies that don’t encourage refugees to assimilate into New Zealand society by paying them to do nothing and giving them a house to do it in. We don’t need a new community base to tell people to have some pride in their neighbourhood; in fact if things deteriorate we will end up with a community police station. N D McCabe, Wellington

Dear Ed, I want to express my heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful people who helped me when I fell in Bay Rd on Friday. I had no serious damage and am so grateful to those who gave their time so happily. Ann Harris Kilbirnie

Rate rises Dear Ed, It is heartening that an august, statistically driven authority is advising our local body authorities what they are worth and that an increase is warranted. The national provident fund advised me that there will be no increase in my pension this year as the CPI hardly moved. I realise that our favourable cost stability is partially due to the Reserve Bank deciding that the interest rate on my life savings had to be lowered on several occasions over the last few years. While these, apparently opposing forces

have me looking for food parcels, I’m reassured that those we elected to look after us are appreciated and awarded. They might see it as a good reason to justify rate rises. But that’s statistics. I think it was Mark Twain who quoted Disraeli as having two steps leading to statistics. Fortunately in my old age I forgot those steps. I propose that the remuneration authority’s salaries are pegged to the CPI. Paul Franken, Strathmore Park

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