Local Opinion

Whitebait – time for change

Opinion – Tight Lines – By Ben Carey. There is to be a great debate to be had over the next few years. The subject this time is whitebait, but more importantly the catch limits…

Has it had enough thought?

Opinion – The Age of Reason – By Peter Carr. It is a rare occasion that an Act of Parliament, properly constituted by our elected parliamentarians, carries with it a codicil that requires sign-off from…

Why we must say No

Opinion – Faith in Waipā – By Murray Smith – Senior Leader, Bridges Church. The End of Life Choice Act 2019 will be enacted unless enough New Zealanders vote ‘No’ at the polling booths come…

Been there, done that…

Opinion – The Age of Reason – By Peter Carr. It would be pleasing to escape from the dreariness of the degree of care being thrust at elderly people during the Covid period. I do…

Why I abandoned Google

Opinion – No Planet B – By Peter Matthews. Yesterday I changed my search engine. That is to say I set the default search engine in the web browsers on all my electronic devices to…

A day for our dads

Opinion – Faith in Waipā – By Murray Smith – Senior Leader, Bridges Church. This weekend it’s Father’s Day. Come Sunday morning, fathers up and down the nation will be feted on centre stage for…

The failing of Facebook

Opinion – Gone Fishin’ – By Ben Carey. I was involved in a most interesting discussion recently. The topic this time was about social media and Facebook, but not just about any Facebook page, but…

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…