Local Opinion

Time to harden up…   

Dishonesty offences are on my radar this week, specifically commercial and rural burglaries of which we have had a few in recent weeks. It is common for offenders based outside of Cambridge to come into…

Left out in the cold 

Election comment Well, the great lead-up and excitement heralding last week’s local body elections fizzled out as a damp squib in voter turnout terms. Pitifully low interest was shown – most of which was possibly…

Of doves and hawks   

The terms doves and hawks are drawn from foreign policy. Doves take a diplomatic approach to foreign policy problems, hawks favour an aggressive approach. Recently, these terms have been often used often to describe central…

What’s happening to the dollar? 

We asked columnist Peter Nicholl to discuss the ramifications of the fall in value of our dollar. The Kiwi dollar has been in the news over the last few days for all the wrong reasons….

The Age of Reason: A time to vote …..

It was an interesting weekend down in Wellington where local body elections are in full swing. Three serious candidates for mayor (one currently the incumbent). Sound familiar? In Wellington the local news describes them all…

How the bail system works

Greetings all, I hope you have had a good week and our families are enjoying a break from school routines. This week I wanted to explain bail conditions as it is a topic that people…

Taking responsibility 

Hello everyone, I hope you have all had a good week, and marked the public holiday memorialising HRH Queen Elizabeth in whatever way felt best for your whānau. School holidays are upon us so its…

Forever at your service

‘Continuity’, ‘loss’ and ‘service’ have been at the forefront of adjectives used by both mainstream and social media in recent days. Globally, due to the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and locally, following…

The Age of Reason: Follow the leader ….

This is indeed a tumultuous month with the international scene overshadowed by the sad passing of a wonder lady, mother and world leader. The media from around the world is showering us with completely understandable…

Britain’s economic own-goal

The United Kingdom last week got a new Monarch and a new Prime Minister. King Charles III and Liz Truss could scarcely have taken up their new roles in less propitious circumstances. The annual inflation…

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