Local Opinion

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…

Opinion: Looking back, and forward

The Age of Reason By Peter Carr A friend suggested my final Opinion of 2020 should be in an upbeat mode. Which suggests that I start at the downbeat end of the scale and work…

Opinion: Finally — the good news

No Planet B By Peter Matthews Sitting at my desk, about to pen my last column for the year, I confess I have no clue what I am going to write next. Except that I…

Opinion: On the verge of stupidity

No Planet B By Peter Matthews Travelling on the Southern Motorway last night, towards the Bombay Hills, we found that we were approaching a mass of yellow lights and arrows telling us to slow down…

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