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Thursday July 13, 2017

LETTERS to the editor

1066 BC surely not! Dear Editor, Re Rose Wu’s letter (CSN June 29), I am at a loss to know what she means by linking the year 1066 BC with the words of Jesus she says are in Matthew 18:25, by which she must mean Matthew 18:15. As well, referring to the brother who sins against you, Jesus says you are to tell

him of his fault, not yours, and in private, so that he might be reconciled with you (or words to that effect in various English Bibles nowadays). I’m confident that no English Bible gets it backto-front, anyway. I don’t know of anything said by anybody in 1066 BC; but I surmise the lady is thinking of the year 1066 AD,

Sport and Sportsmanship

and the Norman Conquest of England. It is certainly the mostknown date in English history; so perhaps it’s not surprising that many people have somehow got “1066” imprinted in their memory, even if they misapply that number somehow. H Westfold, Miramar

Told you he is a show pony Dear Editor, I wrote earlier in the year about SBW (Silly Billy Whish) and now he has done it again. Totally failed NZ, the All Blacks, the youth of NZ, Olympics, the Sevens, the Rugby World cup

Dear Editor, The first thing I heard about the third Test was on the 7 a.m. news on Sunday, when the referee was criticised in public. I did not have to hear the score to realise that we had not won. Steve Hansen had the grace to say that they accepted the referee’s decision but that it was wrong. Even his mum should have slapped his face if he talked about her like that. Only bad losers do that. I saw a better display of sportsmanship on Saturday when Mana and St. Pats town played in Elsdon; only 5 players of one side turned up and several of the other team switched jerseys to make it a good sporting though muddy display. Paul Franken Strathmore Park

so let him go back to league and boxing. He is an overpaid show pony at his used pass by date, hope the Rugby Union get real and dump him. Rose Wu, Kilbirnie

Vapour smokers Dear Editor, It has never been scientifically proven that smoking E-cigarettes are better for public health than the actual cigarette smoke in that passive Vapour is less harmful to the public’s health than the current actual passive cigarette smoke? E-smokers freely exhale their clouds diseased vapour in public as if

it is OK, but it contains all the dangerous flu germs directly from their diseased lungs! It is well known in the scientific Lab practice to use vapour to transmit germs into other substance because it is the best transmitting binder to keep the germs alive! - Go figure! Ban diseased E-cigarettes in public! Martin Beck Mornington

Consultation on buses Dear Editor, I was interested to read that the chair of the Greater Wellington regional Council sustainable transport committee Councillor Barbara Donaldson, considers the present four bus stops in the Kilbirnie town centre “poorly located and need to go” (CSN June 29). In their place the council has proposed three options for relocating the bus stops. While the existing layout is not one of those options,

it is a pity as Donaldson didn’t give a detailed description of the proposed alternatives, which may come as a surprise to many Kilbirnie and Lyall Bay bus users. According to the consultation document available at the Ruth Gotlieb Library, Kilbirnie these are: Option 1, relocate all stops to Evans Bay Parade; option 2, Relocate the present stops C and D to Rongotai Road outside Commonsense Organics and the

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KFC; and option 3, a combination of both options 1 and 2. We are assured by Donaldson that the three options are all viable but that it is a matter of which mix of advantages and disadvantages apply to more people. With such a short time for consultation it will be interesting to know how many submissions are made on this important matter. John Lawes, Lyall Bay

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