Local Opinion

Money matters: Is Inflation on the way back?

By Peter Nicholls People around my age (I am 77) can still remember when consumer price inflation was over 10 per cent a year and was a major problem. But CPI inflation in New Zealand,…

Reflections: pieces of eighty

By Peter Carr Last Thursday was an incredibly special day for me which has set me off in a reflective mood. More on that later. In 1954 several interesting events took place – which included…

Opinion: those scientific “facts”…

By Peter Matthews I’ve received a few emails recently in response to this column, all so far disagreeing with what I say. People send me long letters full of references to scientific ‘facts’ designed to…

Opinion: living long and prospering

By Peter Carr Sometimes writing about the ’oldies’ brings with it a feeling the folk of more advanced years do not care what others think, but prefer to take life as it comes. Possibly they…

Opinion from Nanaia Mahuta: An important conversation

Waipā is being asked what it thinks of having a Māori ward within its district council ranks for the 2022 elections. The News asked the Minister who prompted a key legislative change for her views…

Opinion: lean pickings in the Bay

By Peter Carr This week early Autumn travel is under way and I am enjoying the lush vista of rural Hawke’s Bay. It’s a delightful area that definitely believes it is still high summer. Cloudless…

Opinion: Some right royal reflections

By Peter Carr By the time you are reading this the much-hyped interview undertaken by Oprah Winfrey will have aired. And you are possibly already tired of the subsequent drawn-out media hype that will have…

Opinion: the changing times

  By Matteo Di Maio Construction on the Notre-Dame cathedral, which, almost two years ago, turned the Parisian sky black in a horrific blaze, began during the reign of King Louis VII in 1163. By…

Opinion: will we pass the test?

By Peter Matthews When I took my driving test in England in 1979, one of the compulsory manoeuvres was an emergency stop. The gentleman charged with deciding whether to let me loose on the roads…

Money Matters: is Bitcoin worth a punt?

  By Peter Nicholl Bitcoin is back in the news because of a spectacular price rise to over US$50,000. This surge was triggered by Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk. He revealed that Tesla had invested US…

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