Today's letters include an update on recycling and a tribute to young biscuit makers.
The centenary of the Gallipoli campaign has caused me to ponder what a different world we now live in. The virtues of honour, duty and especially 'knowing your place' were surely more highly prised a century ago. This has further led me to consider the idea of 'submission'.
OPINION: I like holding doors open, to me it's a little sign of good manners. Or sexist. You decide.
OPINION: Our notion of "human rights" seems to depend on whom we're talking to.
Pony-tail pull shows how a silly prank becomes a gaffe and then grows to become a national embarrassment
A reader takes issue with our recycling programmes.
Readers recall those who went to war, lament Australia's decision to penalise those who won't vaccinate children, and discuss some old chestnuts
OPINION: Readers discuss free health care for under 13s, mountain guiding issues and "pony tail gate".
OPINION: I grew up knowing Maori were different, not as good as us.
OPINION: He can be a fun guy, but this week Prime Minister John Key looked like a prize jerk.
OPINION: The men who came home from war were not always the men who left.
The Anzac story is much more complex than the simplistic, "brave boys dying overseas for our flag" narrative.
OPINION: Readers discuss the a walkway row, a bike tragedy and Anzac Day.
OPINION: More debate on what equality means, politics and good TV viewing feature in our latest letters
A happy NPDC customer and more words on trail bike safety feature in our latest batch of letters.
OPINION: ''To expect God to prohibit war from occurring is to ask him to prohibit the consequence of human behaviour''.
OPINION: My wife's three-month break from paid work ends on Monday – and she can't wait.
OPINION: Labour politicians and political pundits have accused Transport Minister Simon Bridges of breaching Cabinet rules and demanded his sacking.
Readers spring to the defence of Taranaki philanthropist John Matthews.
OPINION: If one word has been over-used to the point of being meaningless since National first came to power in 2008, it is surely “surplus”.
OPINION: Lock ‘em up and throw away the key. That’s what we should be doing with prisoners. Or is it?
Rugby chief Michael Collins talks about funding the game, while other readers debate buses, trees and oil issues.
The debate over the Len Lye centre and what it will cost continues.
Readers discuss a Waiwhakaiho controversy, international monetry issues and a surfing competition
OPINION: Education matters and there are good and bad ways to go about it. But let us not kid ourselves that it moulds a child's nature.
Climate change came into consideration, when Sanford announced the seafood processor was likely to close its mussel plant in Christchurch.
OPINION: There's a cosy convention in Parliament that MPs should not publicly criticise the Speaker.
Letters on a hunt for old friends, TRFU sponsorship, dieting, and council changes.
OPINION: Trees and chainsaws. When the former is perfectly healthy the latter should not go anywhere near them.
The headlines were as jubilant as if we'd won the Rugby World Cup again: dollar parity is coming! The Aussies are jealous of our dollar! We're kings of the world!