Letters to the Editor
OPINION: Miles Lacey asserts that ''our war dead did not die for freedom or any other lofty stuff'' (Letters, August 18).
OPINION: Your editorial (Cloudy economy turning polls personal, August 20) paints a gloomy picture of our economic situation at present and a lacklustre recovery.
OPINION: I would like to know why an office block of all things should be allowed to be built on a section of Wellington's prime stretch of waterfront.
OPINION: It seems to me that Justice Minister Judith Collins could soon be known as the minister who carries out injustices. Did she give the alleged leaker of information a fair hearing before she released his name to WhaleOil, and consequently the whole world?
OPINION: There are two things that worry me about this Judith Collins chapter in Dirty Politics; one is the fact that it happened.
OPINION: Josie Bullock is wrong in stating that Maori seats have far fewer registered voters than the general seats (Letters, August 20).
OPINION: Wellington is being left behind. In the last quarter, the Wellington economy showed its biggest economic decline since 2008 and to quote The Dominion Post, ''Auckland and Canterbury are steaming ahead'' (Capital's economy takes biggest dive since 2008, August 20).
OPINION: Nowadays the word ''hate'' is dropped casually into everyday conversation and it seems to have lost all meaning.
OPINION: Lukewarm congratulations to Wellington City Council for their refurbishment of the Berkley Dallard flats.
OPINION: Janet Weir (Letters, August 18) claims ''women need cars and safe roads far more than they need bikes and cycle lanes'', because it's apparently impossible to transport anything on a bicycle. Even ''a couple of bottles of wine''.
OPINION: I support the database described in your article (Database lists GPs opposed to abortion, August 19).
OPINION: The words of our anthem needn't refer to God in the Christian sense. How seriously you take the words is up to you, but I rather like the idea of there being a God of Nations watching over New Zealand, in the same way that I'd think of Tangaroa, guardian of the sea, or Tane Mahuta, guardian of the forest.
OPINION: There is an old adage: ''Those in glasshouses should not throw stones.''
OPINION: A Right-wing blogger's emails got hacked and the sky fell down.
OPINION: Here's a suggestion for the disposal of New Zealand land. Large tracts, such as the Crafar farms and Lochinver Station, should never be sold to foreign corporations.
OPINION: An astute person once wrote: ''Methinks he doth protest too much.'' Such might be the response to the sources of Nicky Hager's book, Dirty Politics.
OPINION: The electronic speed signs springing up on Wellington streets are brilliant.
OPINION: So there is a microchip engineered to mimic the human brain? It could turn an ordinary smartphone into something to make the most hardened tech nerd (like me) drool.
OPINION: Is the world ready to eat insects?
OPINION: I'm sure I wasn't the only one avidly watching New Zealand's success at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.