Local Opinion

Talking Economics: Clouds on the horizon 

By Peter Nicholl The year 2022 started with good weather. But a storm arrived early. The economy in 2022 could be similar. It looks calm now, but storms are on the way. The only certainty for 2022 is that the economy is facing many uncertainties. I can’t predict what is going to…

On the beat: trouble on the roads

By Deb Thurgood Happy New Year to everyone! I hope this column finds you safe, relaxed and well.  As you will have seen on the news, two prominent issues over the Christmas and New Year…

Take care over the holidays

This will be my last message for the year. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to read my column, for your community spirit and support. I am personally grateful for the opportunity to…

Opinion: I saw, I conquered… 

By Peter Matthews Tension was high as the online auction came to a climax. I had been watching it for a while and the bidding was sporadic in the days leading up to last night’s…

Opinion: The burden of our beast 

By Peter Carr This has been a week of both error and revelation. After the recent lengthy lockdown we set off southwards last Wednesday to catch up with Wellington-based families.  All was good with the world…

Watch out, Grinch about

Hello Cambridge and Te Awamutu, Despite Covid-19 having caused the cancellation of some of the usual Christmas events, it is nevertheless great to see the festive spirit being expressed in other ways, from the recent…

A warning on Airbnb 

Greetings for another week, Some of you may have noticed a Police presence near Lake Karāpiro last Friday. The incident in question was a good prompt for a message to all those Airbnb hosts in our community. Many of the guests you host…

Good news, and unwanted people

By Deb Thurgood I am happy to start with another good news story this week. At lunchtime on Monday, a member of the public reported two people behaving suspiciously in Cambridge East. Police conducted mobile…

Letters to editor about Newcombe Rd Quarry

No to sand quarry After reading your report in the recent Cambridge News November 18 2021,I am most shocked that a company would even wish, let alone think of defacing the beautiful country side of…

Teamwork gets a result

By Deb Thurgood Hello everyone, I am so excited to be down into level 2 with the extra freedoms that brings. I am sure that most, will be feeling a bit of relief. As you…

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