Local Opinion

Dealing with an emergency

I’m back in the hotseat after my annual Leave. I was one of the lucky ones in that when I went to the Coromandel the weather was fantastic. But while I was away it did…

Tales from the passed: Harry Bosanko

Harry’s Last Day Eleven year old Harry Bosanko was having a hard time of it. The night before, his mother, Fanny had reprimanded him for being naughty and the next day was not much better….

Share and share nicely

The “Sharing Shed” on Anzac Green has been a great asset to the town, enabling the community to share produce, swap books and put up notices. We have been very lucky to have some wonderful…

Faith in Waipā – Unlocking the potential

January – you blink and it’s over. Time to prepare for school – new uniforms, new books, new teachers. For those who finished school in 2022, thoughts turn towards moving away from home to study…

MP’s message: The end of a tough year 

MP for Taranaki King Country The year 2022 has been a difficult one for many of our families and businesses. For the past two years, as we have experienced the phases and stages of Covid-19,…

Christmas message from Pastor Charmaine Gillam

God will never make a promise and not fulfil it. When God made a promise to send His Son, Jesus Christ our Saviour, long time ago (Genesis 3:14-15), God fulfilled that promise about 3000/4000 years…

Cryptocurrency: for the crypt?

Cryptocurrencies have been in the news a lot recently, but mainly for the wrong reasons. The collapse of FTX in the US, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges, has created shockwaves. A claim made…

We couldn’t do it without you… 

This week we are in the middle of packaging the Christmas hampers. As always it is a very busy and chaotic week. I thought at this point I should thank a number of local businesses…

Christmas past and present 

When our children were young our family lived in Taradale, a small satellite suburb of Napier. One Christmas our church ran The Sights and Sounds of Christmas – an interactive experience involving skits, storytelling, cookies,…

We say …

If the behaviour at last week’s Waikato Regional Council meeting is an indication of what’s ahead for the organisation charged with looking after our land, air, water, public transport and biosecurity, let’s bring in a…

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