Looking ahead to Christmas

Looking ahead to Christmas

As Community Liaison Officer, I am not only based at Cambridge station, but also part of the wider Western Waikato Police prevention team. This team is composed of other community liaison officers, school and community…

Fieldays spring back 

Next week our roads will be under strain as drivers will arrive at – and depart from – a warmer edition of Fieldays. That annual – now in its 54th year – event that brings…

What’s Wrong with the Public Sector? 

Two reports I saw this week reinforced how poor the performance of the New Zealand public sector is these days. First, a warning of widespread failings in the public accountability of government agencies. In an…

Courtney’s special target

Courtney Duncan’s build up to the Special Olympics National Summer Games in Hamilton couldn’t go much better. The swimmer turned powerlifter is setting personal bests with just a couple of weeks to go to the…

Noumea on the horizon

Students at Cambridge High School are planning fund raising projects for a school trip in October next year. About 30 year 10 to 12 French studies students will head to Noumea, New Caledonia. Almost 99…

The bullies who follow

As I write this column, I have joined the ranks of those who’ve had to isolate due to Covid-19. Anecdotally, there seems to be a bit of it going around again. The experience certainly reminded…

A dozen reasons to visit

Denise Mayhew and Andrew Green already had 10 Carole Hughes masterpieces in their Auckland homes. Now they have 12 following their trip south on Saturday to Cambridge for the Passion for Art tour. It gave…

All hail the Black Ferns 

The Oxford dictionary defines ‘sport’ as – an activity involving physical exertion and skills in which an individual or a team competes against another or others for entertainment. Several key words leap out from that…

Open day – and taggers tagged

What a great turn out we had at the Cambridge station community engagement day on Saturday. See: Full house at Police Station I hope everyone enjoyed looking inside our new base.  I was hanging out…

Inflation is out of control 

Mervyn King, a former Governor of the Bank of England, said publicly in late October that ‘central banks have lost control of inflation’. I agree. All central banks were very slow to take action to…