Letters

Letter: Stadium construction

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: I'm very disappointed. I've been back twice now to the newly rebuilt ILT Stadium Southland.

In praise of young people

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: POLL: A reader sings the praises of Invercargill's younger population.

Letter: Handout mentality

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: Was the Government's contribution to Stadium Southland "mean spirited"?

Letter: Building gift

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: A reader questions the 'gifting' of the North Invercargill Hall to the city council.

Letter: Defending 1080

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: DOC science advisor says 1080 has been critical for the recovery of several North Island kokako populations.

Letter: Water quality

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: Water fluoridation seems to be an emotive subject.

Letter: Tax cheats

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: Are tax cheats treated better than benefit fraudsters?

Letter: Rugby Park beer prices

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: A reader says Stags fans are being robbed blind.

Letter: Donor registry

OPINION: Should there be an organ donor register showing those who would take but not give?

Letter: All hail kale

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: A readers sings the praises of Southland's leafy superfood.

Letter: Amped up a downer

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: A reader says local shows have been marred by the amplification of backing bands.

Time to flag a 'kiwi' idea

Flag

OPINION: A reader has come up with their own design for a New Zealand flag, featuring a kiwi.

Letter: Shield children from conflict

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: Our hearts go out to all involved in the current Israeli-Gazan crisis, it is heart breaking.

Letter: Rivers policy

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: How clear should our rivers be?

Letter: Time for diversification

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: Is hemp what Southland needs to cement s reputation for being a major contributor to NZ's economy?

Letter: Bovine Tb

Southland Times letter to the editor

A reader has questions on bovine Tb in Southland.

Letter: Spending and debt

Southland Times letter to the editor

Well done to Frank Dean for correctly pointing out that Rugby Southland and the Southland Outdoor Trust are one and the same.

Letter: Stadium Southland

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: A reader asks if the naming of our new stadium is appropriate.

Letter: Entertaining our kids

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: Is it time we stopped stressing about school holidays?

Letter: Power bill anomaly

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: Is it really worth changing energy suppliers?

Letter: Rugby Park's future

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: A reader asks how Rugby Southland's finances have been calculated.

Letter: Time to end bailouts

Southland Times letter to the editor

There has been a sense of inevitability that local funding organisations will continue to bail out Rugby Park.

Letter: Stadium costs

OPINION: The June 30 story about the stadium again raises the following points.

Letter: Agency too costly

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: Is the health cost-cutting agency a Ponzi scheme?

Letter: Fluoride research

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: Should the Southern District Health Board be renewing its call to use fluoride?

Letter: Bluff harbour

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: A reader says the neglect of Bluff harbour is a disgrace.

Letter: Southland's stadium

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: An Otautau reader says calls for more support for Stadium Southland.

Letter: Rugby mentality

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: Is the current All Black team really the greatest team in the world?

Letter: John Banks

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: Your editorial saying that John Banks would be merely a carcass attracting thrashing attacks if he had stayed in Parliament is obviously true given the reaction of his political rivals last week, before he announced his resignation.

Letter: Driving force?

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: A reader asks who actually "developed" the ILT Kidzone festival.

Driver's licence imbalance

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: Why should our young people have to jump through hoops to get a licence at a huge cost while foreigners from countries with really low standards are allowed to drive here.

A walkers' boulevard

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: Those councillors who think making Tay St and Dee St one lane will solve the inner city problems are living with their heads in the clouds.

Sports awards a great night

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: Another year and another celebration of our sporting heroes.

Potholes are to be avoided

Potholes

Anyone growing up with gravel roads providing the access to their home in the country would know that roading engineer Scott Graham's comment that ''potholes should be something expected on an unsealed road'' is a typical response from a townie.

Fertiliser loads

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: We would like to provide some context to the issues raised in Steve Mitchell's letter (May 29) about the transportation of fertiliser from South Port.

Abortion realities

Southland Times letter to the editor

I find K Perwick's recent letter disturbing.

Country music on radio

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: I cannot let Sarah McCarthy's article (May 28) on country music pass without comment on her final paragraph.

Tuatara breeding 'everywhere'

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: Reading The Southland Times headline and subsequent story about tuatara on Thursday, I think it is important to note the following:

Wise heads weathered storm

Southland Times letter to the editor

As one who attended this year's Bluff Oyster Festival on Saturday, I have written to thank the festival committee, Bluff fire brigade, St John Ambulance personnel and licensed security officers for the timely and competent manner in which the festival site was evacuated after storm-force weather conditions set in at midday.

Sovereignty threat

Southland Times letter to the editor

Labour has announced its TPPA policy, and the words have a reassurance to them.

Rights question

Southland Times letter to the editor

Robert Guyton says he believes that those with links to the tobacco industry should not enter Parliament. This idea might be taken farther and smokers could be denied the right to vote.

Where there's smoke

Southland Times letter to the editor

The National Party has recently introduced two candidates, Todd Barclay and Christopher Bishop, who have previously worked for the tobacco industry.

Recycled, or new candidate

Southland Times letter to the editor

I could not agree more with Kelly Nicholson's letter (May 16)

Club's roots in football side

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: Credit is due to the members involved in organising the Invercargill Workingmen's Club 50th jubilee celebrations.

Only waka jumpers moan

Southland Times letter to the editor

I am intrigued to hear the only ones complaining about New Zealand First's amendment to their constitution are waka jumpers and traitors.

Letter incorrect

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: My letter (Wednesday 14) contained an error; the actual number of state houses projected to be cut from Invercargill is 209, which will be more than a 50 per cent reduction.

National candidate focus

Southland Times letter to the editor

From your story ''Out with the shotgun, in with the stilettos'' (May 12), it would appear that the primary aspiration of the National candidate for Invercargill is to ''troop around Parliament in my stilettos'', and be known for it.

Shock at state housing cuts

Southland Times letter to the editor

I was shocked to read in The Southland Times (May 13) that 579 state houses are being cut from Invercargill over the next 10 years.

Good manners a credit to city

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: On Saturday we drove down to Invercargill for the day. Initially we were amazed how many people were at McDonald's and could not get a car park.

Trusts, councils are accountable

Southland Times letter to the editor

OPINION: As part of Invercargill City Council's 2012-22 (Draft) Long Term Plan, one question seeking a response was whether the people of Invercargill should take over ownership and operation of Rugby Park.

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