“However, the helmet law is so confusing it’s no wonder there have been complaints. Many people are ignoring the law and getting away with it. Three times in the last week I have seen the same young guy driving merrily around without a helmet. On one occasion I saw him drive past a police truck, and the cops didn’t take any notice at all. If you’re going to have a law, ridiculous though it is, it should be enforced rigorously and fairly. Otherwise, what’s the point?
“So what’s happening now with Te Mato Vai?” a reader wants to know. “I thought that by now we were all supposed to be drinking water supplied through brand new pipes placed right around the island. First the project is on, then it’s off, then it’s delayed by landowner objections and now…well, who knows? To me, it all goes to show that our government couldn’t organise a decent party in a brewery. Mind you, with the prime minister out of the country far more often than he’s actually in it, that’s no wonder.”