Local Opinion

More on those scammers 

Hello from our Police hub. This week I had the pleasure of joining Eileen and Kathy from Cambridge Neighbourhood Support and Terry Johnston of Secranet  to meet with Tamahere locals around crime prevention. I appreciated…

Get to know the candidates

Well, the local body hustings season is upon us. The aspirants for high office have been declared and their photos were shown last week. Colourful hoardings will start to appear, and many people will make…

A new police base for our town 

By the time this column goes to print, Cambridge Police staff will have moved into our new base on Victoria Street. So exciting! Early on Monday, I attended the blessing of the new building with…

Looking at council issues 

My retirement village resident activities last week took me to Wellington to the Beehive – not the apiary version. For a day we discussed matters pertaining to the welfare of the almost 50,000 people who…

For your (mis)information…

Hello again, I hope you have all had a good week. The team here have definitely had a very busy one. Something that came to light for me was the impact that misinformation can have…

Wellington boffins could have spoken to us

I grew up in Te Awamutu. Our township was my playground, knocking about with mates, riding bikes and playing cricket and rugby in vacant lots. As an adult, I’ve also spent time living in Cambridge,…

The genesis of racism 

The word ‘race’ as a noun has a number of meanings. There is of course the ‘race’ you run, a competition, and if you win you celebrate, if you lose you commiserate.  Then there is…

A drive-by catch 

I wanted to share some good catches made by the team over the last few weeks. A male from out of town tried to steal two televisions from a retailer. He was confronted by store…

More advice on CCTV

I hope the first week of the school term has gone smoothly and that everyone survived the wild wet weather we have had.  I’d like to start by praising the Cambridge High School staff, students…

The signifiance of the haka 

There is a saying amongst Ngāti Maniapoto which asserts, ‘Ki te kore koe e kōrerotia, ehara koe i te tangata.  Ki te kore koe e haehaetia ehara koe i te rangatira!’  ‘If no-one talks about…

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