Local Opinion

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…

The case for a voting education

Opinion – By Matteo Di Maio. Mike Hosking (for once) has a point. In a recent column, the Herald commentator cautioned that there would be no fabled “youthquake” this year – to the detriment of…

Prioritising is the thing…

  Opinion – Faith in Waipā – By Murray Smith – Senior Leader, Bridges Church. In life we grade things in degrees of importance. Naturally we give things we consider most pressing our attention over…

Food farms: good for the planet?

Opinion – No Planet B – By Peter Matthews. Let’s peer into the future for a moment, but before we do, let’s look at some recent events. Over the past  few years there have been a…

Raising a glass to class

Opinion – The Age of Reason – By Peter Carr. As what appears to be a regular weekly writing gig for this august media organ I am driven to cast my mind back a large…

Boom times are making way

Opinion – By Peter Matthews. Whilst researching this week’s column I was surprised to learn that I am a baby boomer. The criterion for being one is to be born between 1946 and 1964, which…

Where we are is where you’ll be

Opinion – By Peter Carr. Over a couple of recent weeks the management of our retirement village have generously arranged a series of lunches to celebrate the end of the – possibly wrongly worded –…

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