Have your say on our new columnist

By Scott Inglis - editor

1 comment

We've had plenty of responses to our new columnist Garth George.

Since George launched his column in last Saturday's Bay of Plenty Times Weekend at least 22 people have commented about it on our website.

In today's paper, we have letters to the editor and some of those website comments.

George has sure stirred people up - and that's exactly what a good columnist is supposed to do.

His column is hard-hitting and I certainly expected strong responses - both in favour and against his views. The thing to remember is his column is just his opinion. It doesn't have to be balanced, like a news article .

And if you agree or strongly disagree, you can have your say too. You can email us a letter to the editor, comment on this website, or text us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Read Garth George's column here...

When writing to us, please note the following:

•Letters should not exceed 200 words

•No noms-de-plume

•Please include your address and phone number (for our records only)

•Letters may be abridged, edited or refused at the editor's discretion

•The editor's decision to publish is final. Rejected letters are usually not acknowledged

•Local letters are given preference

•Email: editor@bayofplentytimes.co.nz

•Text: 021 241 4568 - Please start your message with BOP


- Bay of Plenty Times

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