Local Opinion

Opinion: The plague of prejudice…

Faith in Waipā By Murray Smith, senior leader, Bridges Church In this climate of awareness concerning pandemic spread, I’ve been considering how another pandemic is manifesting in our society. In certain respects ‘prejudice’ also is…

Opinion: conflicted emotions

No Planet B By Peter Matthews Many years ago a lawyer said to me that the most tiring thing about being a lawyer in his line of work, which was the family court, was permanently…

Opinion: It’s time to smell our roses…

The Age of Reason By Peter Carr One of the advantages of retirement linked with advancing years is an alleged associated quantum of free time. Free, that is, to be used in any way legally…

Opinion: Blind to the specs

No Planet B By Peter Mathews I think I lost an argument with the wife last night. She was telling someone about a pair of glasses; where she bought them and how much they cost. She…

Opinion: Can we get a blue-red mix?

The Age of Reason By Peter Carr One of the pleasures I experienced over the weekend was listening to President Elect Joe Biden set out his view on how he will proceed during his four-year…

Opinion: No pain-free guarantee

Faith in Waipa By Murray Smith, Senior League, Bridges Church Living in pleasant provincial New Zealand offers no ‘get out of jail free card’ in as much as encountering hard things in life goes. Sadly,…

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…

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