Local Opinion

On the Beat: Trails and tribulations

First of all, Constables Smith and Petch have asked me to pass on a thank you.  Last week we received a call about a lady who had gone walking on the Waikato River trail, but…

The nature of the beat

In choosing to write about environmental issues, I never did intend to go into facts and figures in any great depth or to explore particular occurrences in detail. There are any number of sources of…

Our governance role

Maybe it’s the lawyer in me, but events at Waipā District Council over the last few months have given me cause to reflect on the process of our decision-making and the importance of getting this…

On the Beat – Mobile phone users pinged

Hello everyone, Last Saturday morning, I attended the funeral for chief fire officer Don Gerrand. I was proud to be part of a guard of honour on Duke Street and then walk with the large…

On the beat: The good, the sad and the ugly

I hope you had a good week and that any children in your households have now settled back into school routines. I was proud to be able to join colleagues to represent Cambridge Police at…

Lest we forget

The sacrifice of the very best of our young men and women in the First World War, at Gallipoli, and in subsequent conflicts must not be forgotten. The importance to our local and national consciousness…

Talking economics: Inflation is everywhere 

Inflation has again been in the news recently – and the news just keeps getting worse. Last Thursday’s announcement of inflation of 6.9 per cent for the year ended March 31 revealed just how far…

No offence intended… 

I found myself on the receiving end of a bit of a ticking off on Monday. It was Anzac Day. I contacted a colleague from another company on a matter to do with work on…

On the beat: Finders are not keepers 

I hope you have had good week. Today I want to talk about theft – the type of theft where you find something that is not yours, yet do not hand it in and rather…

On the beat: Don’t be that person

I hope everyone has had a great Easter weekend and was fortunate enough to get some time off to recharge, as I did. This week, I have a reminder for all following a recent situation…

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