Opinion

Community approach to Covid-19

Covid-19 has entered our country and one of the best decisions made by our Prime Minister was to close our borders to give our...

We as community will get through

Community. If there is a word that sums up what is important right now it is community. We are in this together and we will get...

Garden a good place to be during lockdown

This April will be like no other we have ever known, and gardening will be a productive home activity for all ages. Let's get our...

Sacrificing Gregs so Gregs may live

I kill babies! It's a necessary evil, or they all die from starvation. I'm talking about monarch caterpillars, of course. Farming them is quite stressful,...

A strong economy key to Waitaki’s future prospects

It's great to be able to write to you about various Waitaki District Council-related matters. Firstly, let me introduce myself. I'm a born and bred Southlander,...

Road flooding solution

Roading is always a hot topic in Oamaru. This makes sense: roads are vital to a region's economic growth. Roads are critical to the community, visitors,...

$35,000 from Lotteries big boost for WaiYou!

I'm truly excited to share the awesome news we have just landed $35,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund for our businesses and young...

Making cultural, financial ends meet

If culture determines behaviour, how does this affect our personal budgets? Some cultures look after family first before paying bills, some take a holiday or...

Government delivering on promises

Great things are happening in Waitaki. As kids head back to school, they can look forward to some exciting changes in their classrooms thanks to...

Gardeners depart but a garden goes on

My therapist pointed out to me recently that it doesn't matter how good you are at gardening, it still takes time. (How many other...

Pondering a fix for the problem stray cat

Stray cat testicles - everybody's problem, but whose responsibility? I'm not sure how it happened, but somehow I have become the person people call for...

Care and planning can avert need to call on KiwiSaver

Have we become a society that wants a quick fix and worries about the consequences of our actions later on? Are we wanting things now...

Good weaving diversity into understanding

Bula Vinaka, fakaalofa lahi atu, kia orana, mālō e lelei, mālō nī, talofa, talofa lava, kamusta, namaste, nī hăo, hola, tēnā koutou katoa. The term...

Safer than sitting on your bum

Throughout the year I am contacted by various people concerned about vehicles around schools. Most often, the issues that cause the biggest headaches are created...

Each of us can help Australia somehow

Fun! What is it anyway? I quite like doing activities and I'll generally give anything a go. Over the holiday period, I found myself doing a...
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