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Opinion: From Beatles to banks

The Age of Reason By Peter Carr In my capacity as the editorial-driven scribe for views of those of an advanced age I have had two absolutely different experiences very recently. The first was over…

Opinion: Plastic — how fantastic?

No Planet B By Peter Matthews Great news: Plant-based milk bottles. Fonterra have announced new fully recyclable milk bottles made from sugarcane. The press release shows the bottle nestled on a bed of green leaves,…

It pays to take a ‘second’ look…

Opinion – Faith in Waipa – By Murray Smith Stories of people discovering valuable art pieces or treasures languishing in unpretentious places are often reported and leave many of us thinking, “I wish I’d spotted…

It’s not our problem

Opinion – No Planet B – By Peter Matthews. Broadly speaking, my brief is to write a weekly column, with the odd digression, on environmental issues. Some weeks I feel more optimistic than others. This…

Speaking of elections…

Opinion – The Age of Reason – By Peter Carr. What does one sandwich between last week (Euthanasia) and next week (Cannabis)? As both are connected to the upcoming election I may as well stay…

Has it had enough thought?

Opinion – The Age of Reason – By Peter Carr. It is a rare occasion that an Act of Parliament, properly constituted by our elected parliamentarians, carries with it a codicil that requires sign-off from…

Why we must say No

Opinion – Faith in Waipā – By Murray Smith – Senior Leader, Bridges Church. The End of Life Choice Act 2019 will be enacted unless enough New Zealanders vote ‘No’ at the polling booths come…

Been there, done that…

Opinion – The Age of Reason – By Peter Carr. It would be pleasing to escape from the dreariness of the degree of care being thrust at elderly people during the Covid period. I do…

A day for our dads

Opinion – Faith in Waipā – By Murray Smith – Senior Leader, Bridges Church. This weekend it’s Father’s Day. Come Sunday morning, fathers up and down the nation will be feted on centre stage for…

Why I abandoned Google

Opinion – No Planet B – By Peter Matthews. Yesterday I changed my search engine. That is to say I set the default search engine in the web browsers on all my electronic devices to…

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