Letters to the Editor
OPINION: The flyover was always a second- best solution for the Basin Reserve choke-point.
OPINION: Some of your letter writers are only too quick to point the finger at the Department of Conservation on the subject of 1080.
OPINION: I have pondered Joe Bennett's comments on Shakespeare (July 16). He is right that Shakespeare is vital when introducing students to literature. I doubt I would have survived secondary school without the wisdom of the bard.
OPINION: It is indeed laughable to read the bleatings of the flyover fans after the Board of Inquiry's decision went against them.
OPINION: The Barnett-Gregory plea (July 24) that we design our cities around people, not motor vehicles, seems caring and principled, but what does it mean?
OPINION: I can't believe that with all the planning, meetings, talking and money already spent it has not occurred to anyone that to raise the Basin Reserve playing ground and allow the traffic to flow beneath it is the simple answer.
OPINION: I agree with Chris Lakomy (Letters, July 22) about the problems of ''mainstreaming'' special needs children.
OPINION: And so another Maori Language Week rolls by.
OPINION: Binding referendums are an integral element of the Swiss Federal Constitution, as well as of all the constitutions of the Swiss Cantons and of their communes.
OPINION: Surely the article referring to Federated Farmers telling a British union to stop bleating is a joke (July 24)?
OPINION: The American neo-conservatives are desperately trying to spin the United States of America and its allies into an aggressive stance against Russia. It won't work because Europe doesn't want a bar of it.
OPINION: Soon we will be remembering the start of World War I, and the media will be full of stories about the experiences of British and New Zealand troops.
OPINION: Million-dollar-plus salaries for the CEOs of energy companies is not the problem that is causing the exorbitant amounts we New Zealanders have to pay for one of our basic necessities.
OPINION: Maori should take heed of the National government's boast they will have the MP numbers at election time to govern alone.
OPINION: Now the flyover is history I suggest NZTA can think laterally and consider the benefit of freeing the Basin Reserve traffic by linking Kent and Cambridge terraces to Adelaide Rd by going under the Basin. This would relieve the roundabout traffic, speed up an access route to the hospital and all points south and eliminate the need for lights at the Adelaide/Rugby St junction.
OPINION: I am delighted with the board of inquiry's decision about the Basin Reserve flyover.
OPINION: The drawing of the completed Memorial Park (Governor-general steps in, July 8) leaves out one of the attractive ''bookend'' features of the site.
OPINION: John Dennistoun-Wood of the QEII Army Memorial Museum Trust Board assures us that the ''Sir Peter Jackson-inspired battlefield [at Waiouru] will be funded from money raised by the board and the commercial operations of the museum, not NZDF'' (Letters, July 7).
OPINION: In Fiji this week, the car-hire agent asked me if New Zealand is a United States state.
OPINION: Noeline Gannaway seems to speak as a member of the anti- fluoridation lobby when she talks about ''toxic waste product fluorosilicic acid which is added to water supplies by some councils'' (Letters, July 8).