Farming - Kerre McIvor got it right
It was good to see Kerre McIvor's sensible opinion on the farming issues ("Look out, PM — riled farmers have a point", July 18). It was a breath
of fresh air after having to read all the left-wing rubbish that is in the Stuff papers these days. Stuff have successfully destroyed good newspapers such as the Manawatu Standard and Dominion Post. They used to be good newspapers with good news, local news, business, farming, sport and other good issues. Now it is just left-wing rubbish opinions. Thank God the Herald has moved into the Manawatū. Because we can't get it delivered yet I have to get to a newsstand early before it runs out. You can be assured the Stuff papers are still there because all the locals have had a gutsful. Keep up the good work. It is very good to hear some sense again.
Max Bryant, Feilding More farmers are happy Thank you Kerre for a wonderful article in the Herald on Sunday. As farmers we are heartened to see someone write an article that's unbiased and supportive. M and L Pacey, Rerewhakaaitu Petrol price hikes I am surprised that the Herald or Herald on Sunday has not mentioned the huge increase in petrol prices. As about $1 per litre of the price is government and local body taxes, the current $2.30 per litre price means that petrol prices have risen by between 25 and 30 per cent since early this year. On an annual basis this is a price rise of at least 45 per cent pa if they continue to rise! Have the journalists gone to sleep? Bruce Woodley, Birkenhead
Arrogant view on Games
I read your editorial on Sunday July 18 and took exception to a paragraph towards the end of your writing. I am an avid sports fan and will be watching the Olympics. However, my view is that they should have been cancelled, as the risk of Covid is not worth it. To be told that because I don't think the Games should go ahead, then "I am most welcome not to watch" is very arrogant!
Terry Mitchell, Golflands