Local Opinion

Easter messages

Father Leonard Danvers St. Peter’s Parish Cambridge In New Zealand we are fortunate in having ‘public holidays’ that allow us time to celebrate and reflect on important events and take a break from normal routines….

A challenge for retirement villages

My editor’s brief – when he persuaded me and a couple of others to commence writing opinion pieces two and a half years ago – was to look after the interests of those of advancing…

On the beat: Scammers strike again 

Last week, I became aware that some our older community members have again been targeted by online scams. Fortunately one of our retailers picked up the purchasing pattern, intervened directly with their customers when possible…

Bridging the gaps

This year is a biggie for Waipa. We have an ambitious ‘To Do List’ including the Annual Plan, the review and adoption of three major strategies – Transport, Environment and Economic Well-being – plus the…

The IMF report card

Many New Zealanders who comment on the New Zealand economy either have one bias or another, or are prone to negativity or don’t look at the New Zealand situation in the context of what is…

On the beat: Thanks, once again… 

My column is fast developing a theme of gratitude. It goes to show the depth of our community’s involvement and willingness to assist the Police. Today I have another story to tell. Last Friday we…

Opinion: Why names are important 

Introducing a new columnist. Tom Roa is Te Mata Ahurangi – Tikanga Advisor – at Waikato university. Dr Roa is a former Chair of Te Arataura, Waikato Tainui’s Executive, and a Ngāti Maniapoto kaumatua. His…

The magic of interest

Sometimes the ink is barely dry on a column before I’ve had an idea for the next one. In other weeks I’ll get to Tuesday morning with a deadline at lunchtime with not a clue…

On the beat: Neighbourhood issues 

This week has seen tragedy hit Waipā with the loss of local lives in a boating accident off North Cape. I send my sincere condolences to the families affected and their friends. As a community,…

Community comment: Costing the new bridge

Congratulations to Cambridge News for printing the excellent article featuring Councillor Roger Gordon’s concerns about the traffic chaos that is Cambridge, and the following letters of support for him and a third bridge. It is…

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