Local Opinion

See it, hear it – call it in

Squealing rubber, revving engines and the associated aftermath of shredded tyres and rubber marks on the road are all too common signs of boy racer and burnout activity around Cambridge. I understand the annoyance and…

What is going wrong here?

As I looked through the newspapers last week trying to decide what issue could be the theme for this column, I was surprised by how many New Zealand news stories were about things that I…

Facing the ‘march’ of time

I visited an elderly couple in an aged care facility. Their marriage had stood the test of multiple decades – understandably, natural physical deterioration from those passing years showed, but not a hint of fractiousness…

The Case Against Incineration

Andrew Johnstone put his views forward last week in support of an incinerator plant for Waipā. Today, Nick Cantlon, representing the Don’t Burn Waipā lobby group, responds. Don’t Burn Waipā is a group of local…

Celebrating the haka

I recall as a young fella watching the All Blacks performing the haka in the 1950’s; 60’s, 70’s… they were all arms and legs flailing wherever, and so unco. Come the Buck Shelford era and…

Back to where it all began

“We are so small” I said as I looked up at Ngāuruhoe ahead of us, standing between ancient lava flows towering above us on either side. The younger, black, glassy lava flows that were erupted…

No two days are the same

It has been another busy week in Cambridge. To give you an idea of the range of jobs we deal with, last week saw the team responding to calls for service including family harm, shoplifting,…

The bridge issue

It is clear that Waipā District Council has, at long last, come out into the open regarding a future traffic plan for Cambridge. Although, to be more precise, a general domicile for a possible third…

Examining the burning issue

Fencourt’s Andrew Johnstone is known to Good Local Media readers as the subject of a Costa Botes documentary  When the Cows Come Home. He has also come out on the side of a planned incinerator…

Moving on …

Have you noticed how many songs carry the theme of ‘moving on’? Gaining inspiration from their circumstances, writers create lyrics about ‘moving on’ – a readily identifiable common reality we’ll all face throughout life. Whether…

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