Accolades for two writers 

Accolades for two writers 

There are journalists and there are reporters. And there are reporters masquerading as journalists. Sadly, television in this country has a preponderance of the latter. And there are invited opinion writers like me who have…

A planting exercise  

Tom Montgomerie has walked the walk – and lunged the lunges. Tom, passionate about tackling climate change, has just donated more than $2700 to the Cambridge Tree Trust after using his skills to tackle a…

Dealing with family harm 

Hello again, as I write, I am one of the many who have succumbed to the winter flu (luckily not Covid19). Doctors say it is very prevalent at the moment, so I hope that you…

Boards in The News

What started as straightforward reviews of Waipā District Council’s dog and water supply bylaws have become a nightmare for the council, aggravated by actions of its community boards. In Cambridge, board chair Sue Milner has…

Cambridge Park liquor application

The Waipā District Licensing committee will consider an application on Friday for an application from Oval Eatery Ltd to hold an on-licence for its new café premises at 47 Pengover Avenue in Cambridge Park overlooking…

Youths and parental responsibility 

Matariki is upon us and along with the various celebrations, it brings a new public holiday for 2022. If you are taking advantage of the long weekend and going away, remember that car roadworthiness and…

Dealing with youth crime 

Youth offending is my first focus this week. We have seen an increase in youth crime – burglary, thefts, wilful damage, assaults, graffiti and general disorder. Sometimes teens act differently when they are in a…

Boys lose their toys 

We recently had reports of boy racers causing problems in the Karāpiro road area. With good community support and information, we were able to identify a few vehicles involved and have already impounded two of…

Aotearoa New Zealand 

Te Pāti Māori has handed over to Parliament its petition calling for the country to be named officially, ‘Aotearoa.’  This coincides with our recent postings on namings here in the Waipā District, and also the…

Teens out at 10…

I realise I have written at some length about living with teenagers but they are the source that keeps on giving and so I shall do it again. The 18-year-old recently passed his driving test…