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Opinion: same problems, different day

By Julie Guest Vicar, Parish of St John’s Anglican Church 2021 has arrived. Admittedly it was a fairly subdued arrival but I was surprised by the prevalent, “Let’s leave the horrors of 2020 behind us,”…

Opinion: recycle — is it or isn’t it?

No Planet B By Peter Matthews We had the annual work do at our house last week; and very pleasant it was too. My boss organised the catering and so a van arrived at about…

Opinion: Avoiding Christmas conflict…

Faith in Waipa By Tessa Guest Christmas is just a few short weeks away, can you believe it? The anticipation of treasured times with family, amongst feasts and presents is rising, and many of us…

Opinion: What we learned in 2020

The Age of Reason By Peter Carr Moving towards the Christmas season it is perhaps timely to be reflecting on the year past – a year that has been full of surprises, difficulties, change. And…

Opinion: On the verge of stupidity

No Planet B By Peter Matthews Travelling on the Southern Motorway last night, towards the Bombay Hills, we found that we were approaching a mass of yellow lights and arrows telling us to slow down…

Opinion: the gift of Christmas

Faith in Cambridge By Murray Smith Senor Leader Bridges Church Sometimes in history, people and situations which were not particularly accorded as being of much significance turn out to be of immense importance. This is…

Opinion: Family ties and finding the threads

The Age of Reason By Peter Carr For several years I have been fiddling with matters pertaining to my personal heritage. The ‘fiddling’ part – in the earlier days – was because I really did…

Opinion: It’s time to kill the stigma around maths

Down with the kids By Matteo Di Maio Late last year, one of the American Democratic Party’s more idiosyncratic presidential candidates stepped onto a stage in Philadelphia. Andrew Yang, the former test-prep entrepreneur turned long-shot…

Opinion: A tale of two women

The Age of Reason By Peter Carr The much-trumpeted arrival of Season Four of the docudrama The Queen has, no, doubt, seen a plethora of people with free time available being glued to their screens….

Opinion: the power of thought

Faith in Cambridge By Murray Smith Senor Leader Bridges Church A phrase sometimes accompanies a gesture or gift being offered that is perhaps a bit on the modest side. “It’s the thought that counts,” we…

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