Local Opinion

One complaint leads to a catch

I’m back at work this week and arrived to news of a great catch over the weekend. Last Friday, the team responded to a driving complaint. They successfully located the vehicle on Victoria Street. Due…

Postcard from a sister city

Deputy Mayor Liz Stolwyk is in France as part of a Waipā delegation attending the opening of the New Zealand Liberation Museum. She filed this column from Le Quesnoy for readers of The News. It…

When to call police

I hope everyone is having a good school holiday time. When you read this, I like many others will be off duty, taking time out for some quality time with my family this week. Firstly,…

Into the wild

In light of recent news reports of hikers being rescued from the Tongariro/Ngāuruhoe volcanic complex, I hope it will help to share how I get ready for fieldwork as a volcanologist. Seeing hikers who are…

We’re on the wrong road

The local government reform process continues at a slow pace and road deaths make grim reading. The fact that Local Government New Zealand have chosen not to make some of the issues raised in the…

A shout out to voters

The right to vote is one of those “must have” acts for which many have fought – and died – in the past. Ask the lady who threw herself under the King’s horse in England…

A heart for what matters most…

One day we went to visit an older lady who in earlier years had been a significant force in our community. Her days of expending practical care for others had ended and needing a little…

Learning to share

A narrow escape while riding on the Hamilton Road Cycleway prompted senior writer Mary Anne Gill to do some investigating into shared zones. It was about 9.15am and I was cycling back into Cambridge along…

Our huge deficit

The data for New Zealand’s current account for the year ended June 2023 was released recently. We had a current account deficit of $29.8 billion. That is 7.5 per cent of our gross domestic product….

Honouring the sacrifices

In a week’s time I will have the honour and privilege of attending the opening of the New Zealand Liberation Museum – Te Arawhata in Le Quesnoy, France, on behalf of the Cambridge community. The…

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