Local Opinion

The case for a voting education

Opinion – By Matteo Di Maio. Mike Hosking (for once) has a point. In a recent column, the Herald commentator cautioned that there would be no fabled “youthquake” this year – to the detriment of…

Prioritising is the thing…

  Opinion – Faith in Waipā – By Murray Smith – Senior Leader, Bridges Church. In life we grade things in degrees of importance. Naturally we give things we consider most pressing our attention over…

Food farms: good for the planet?

Opinion – No Planet B – By Peter Matthews. Let’s peer into the future for a moment, but before we do, let’s look at some recent events. Over the past  few years there have been a…

Raising a glass to class

Opinion – The Age of Reason – By Peter Carr. As what appears to be a regular weekly writing gig for this august media organ I am driven to cast my mind back a large…

Boom times are making way

Opinion – By Peter Matthews. Whilst researching this week’s column I was surprised to learn that I am a baby boomer. The criterion for being one is to be born between 1946 and 1964, which…

Where we are is where you’ll be

Opinion – By Peter Carr. Over a couple of recent weeks the management of our retirement village have generously arranged a series of lunches to celebrate the end of the – possibly wrongly worded –…

We have a way to go yet…

Opinion – By Murray Bridges, Senor Leader, Bridges Church. New Zealand’s national anthem stands out as remarkable in many respects. It is actually a passionate plea or to use the song’s own expression an ‘intreaty’…

Good Local is how to go local

  By Roy Pilott – News Director The return to Level 2 is the biggest sign yet that the long battle with Covid-19 is being won. The battle ahead, though, will be just as difficult…

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