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Opinion: we’re like a car with two accelerators

By Peter Nicholl When I studied economics, I was taught that interest rates had two important roles. One was the cost of borrowing and the other was the return on savings. Central Banks over the…

Opinion: Kiwisaver — think about it

By Peter Carr I am becoming increasingly concerned regarding the number of early withdrawals from the government’s Kiwisaver Scheme. But first a background. The right to some form of financial recompense for a lifetime of…

Opinion: plastic not so fantastic

By Peter Matthews My wife came home a couple of days ago with some flowers for the house. Three bunches of nice white flowers which I won’t pretend I was able to name, and another…

Opinion: “Speaking the truth with love…”

Faith in Cambridge By Murray Smith Senor Leader Bridges Church In our household I’ve been instrumental in five teenagers obtaining their driving licenses. It’s a duty of care I think for parents to ensure kids…

Opinion: bliss, while the world goes mad

The Age of Reason By Peter Carr By virtue of wandering around the North Island over the early part of January we have been able to interface with many Kiwis enjoying both their country –…

Opinion: reflecting on the positives

By Sue Milner Chairperson, Cambridge Community Board New Year Greetings from the Cambridge Community Board It’s welcome to 2021, and we are all hoping it will be better than 2020. There are positives from 2020,…

Opinion: a buffet of possibilities

By Louise Upston MP for Taupo Happy New Year! It is a whole new year and hopefully you are enjoying a great festive break with family and friends. As I welcomed in the dawn of…

Opinion: finding the peace of Christmas

Faith in Cambridge By Murray Smith Senor Leader Bridges Church As a child I was intrigued in the company of an elderly great-uncle who was a soldier during World War One. He was a gentle…

Opinion: recycle — is it or isn’t it?

No Planet B By Peter Matthews We had the annual work do at our house last week; and very pleasant it was too. My boss organised the catering and so a van arrived at about…

Opinion: What we learned in 2020

The Age of Reason By Peter Carr Moving towards the Christmas season it is perhaps timely to be reflecting on the year past – a year that has been full of surprises, difficulties, change. And…

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