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Rugby league

Once again, your correspondent has written about a sport (this time league) of which he evidently has little knowledge of (FT 06/11). Fiji does not have ‘one’ but two ex-Kangaroos (at least). Apart from Hayne, there is Uate, who has played for the Kangaroos several times between 2011 and 2012.

Rajeev Sharma

Canberra, Australia

Climate change

The great Galveston hurricane of 1900 was the deadliest hurricane to ever hit the US. It caused between 8000-12,000 deaths. The second deadliest hurricane to hit the US was the Okeechobee hurricane in 1928. It claimed 2500-3000 lives. It is interesting that back in 1900 and 1928 no one attributed these hurricanes to climate change.

Gabriel Simpson


‘Rusty’ gold

I did not know that gold can be rusty in the Silicon Valley after being run over by Wallabies, stunned by the Cherry Blossoms and pecked by the Eagles. Any pieces left were crushed by the rampaging Manu. But gold still glitters and I bet value will rise in San Francisco.

Samuela B Naicegucegu

Waya St, Lautoka

Filthy rich

Now courtesy of Paradise Papers leak, we know what “filthy rich” really means.

Rajend Naidu

Sydney, Australia

Tough going

I like your headline (FT 07/11) yesterday Mr Editor – “Going to get tough”. Well that’s when the tough get going. Go Fiji go.

Allen Lockington

Kava Place, Waiyavi, Lautoka

Biking to work

A delegate to COP23 on TV talks about walking and riding a bike to work. He says the right words – but does he walk to work – or ride a bike to work? The course is good and would benefit if these people spoke what they practise. But hey, the perks of promoting the “climate change”, “global warming” philosophies aye? If it takes you to Germany.

Rick Eyre


Talanoa time

The talanoa concept of respect and hearing each other is being promoted by our PM in Bonn for the COP23 meeting. I sometimes feel there is no talanoa when Government implements some of its policies.

Emosi Balei


Big pothole

There is the big father of all potholes at taxi stand number 1 in Nausori and it’s getting bigger day by day. Municipal workers were seen scraping dirt from drains. Later the same mud was being used to patch the pothole at the taxi stand. Just wondering if the abovementioned was an “act of foolishness” or was the dirt used to feed the pothole to make it grow even bigger than what it is now.

Shamal Chand Kuku Bau Rd, Nausori

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